Utah Jazz report card: Jazz breakdown in final minutes as Cleveland prevails, 104-101

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 7, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    @Jazz Source

    i for one has no problem...for the young guys playing...if they lose..they lose...its a learning process...this is the first time...these young guys...get huge minutes...and losing is part of learning...do you think if we go to the playoffs...we get a chance of winning a championship? right now? i dont think so...and i am sure...that if we did get to the playoffs...its an early first round exit...so i'd rather commit to the young guys...have them develop chemistry...four of them playing a ton of minutes...these should have been done a year ago...for Hayward and Favors...and now for the four...if you are content with a mediocre 8th seed team that is an automatic first round exit...then be my guest...

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    March 7, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    That Hayward turnover was the nail in the coffin.

    The fans have been screaming for the young guys to play...and now they are getting more and more minutes and I believe now the Jazz are losers of 5 of the last 6. Wow.

    Young guys are learning what it means to execute down the stretch. The margin for error, even against a poor team, is small in the NBA.

    Its unfortunate but the Jazz are really going into a tailspin here at the end of the season. It is going to be like a car accident...you can't help but look....but for all the wrong reasons.

    Hopefully they can find a real star in the offseaason to complement these young guys. Clearly having Big Al out has had a dramatic negative effect on the results. Really lacking a go-to scorer when we have to have it.

    The young guys are making progress and getting better but it is not going to be enough to avert this end of season disaster when the Lakers pass us next week for the final playoff spot.

    Here comes the lottery.

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    Jazz gotta find a closer out of the 'Core 4'. If they let Jefferson go, then somebody has to step up and fill in for his late-game consistency on offense. The coaches obviously want Hayward to do it, but going 1-on-1 is the worst part of his game. Maybe Burks should be taking those late game shots..?

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    March 6, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    only problem with millsap is he dident get enough shots .10 shots i think mo had 17 shots half of the team had way too many shots. mostly out of control shots. had nothing to do with favors kanter or millsap. gordon out of control mo out of control = lose everybody been hollering all year to play the young ones well you got it so don't be surprised at the result's in a couple of years they will be vet's and maby start winning. but probly not

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 6, 2013 9:50 p.m.

    Done and done.

    Stick a fork in 'em.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    March 6, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    As most always, you summed up this game well Rhett. I would only add...eventually, if not this year, then next, Favors and Kanter must play together. If this means without Millsap starting or without Millsap finishing, or without Millsap at all, the Long Ranger and Tonto must ride together. Notice that I didn't mention Jefferson. Go Jazz!!

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    March 6, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    Lakers are surging while the Jazz are choking.