Utah Jazz: Moral victory? Furious rally falls short for Jazz in San Antonio

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  • BYU fan of the North usa, UT
    Jan. 18, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    @Denver to Portland
    How was the Denver -Utah game the other night? Lots of comments on here from you before the game, but not a single comment since. lol Wow, it must have been awful losing to a team like the Jazz, but I am sure that you found a moral victory in there somewhere. Definition of Denver=Only team to fire a NBA Coach of the Year winner in the same months as he is given the award. When was the last time that that team was not full of thugs and actually got along? Even Andre Miller, a good guy; can't get along with the coach that can't see the benefit of having him on the team.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Jan. 16, 2014 5:45 p.m.

    Joel Embiid Jabari Parker or Julius Randle....Joel Embiid has loads of potential some say a franchise C to build around....a sponge when it comes to learning...and his willingness and desire to improve is good....Andrew Wiggins is slowly drifting....but he will be available top 3-5...everyone is questioning his commitment to basketball...Jabari...is an offensive stud...but not as good defensively...Julius Randle...has a lower ceiling...but the most NBA ready...Kanter needs to step up his game...there are a lot of improving young big men in the NBA....and we have yet to see Nerlens Noel...who is working with his current coach bret brown and former utah player Greg Foster on shooting drills...and if their project worked...he'll be like a mini-KG...with more shot blocking...

  • truth in all its forms henderson, NV
    Jan. 16, 2014 2:01 p.m.

    Moral victory? Pish posh apple sauce I want a real victory!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    This reminds me of the gold ole' days when all our trusty veterans like Jefferson, Millsap, and Foye used to go down to San Antonio routinely and play the Spurs competitively down to the wire every time.

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

    All you whiners who wanted to keep all those high paid veterans around so that we could be "competitive". Ya right.

    I hope your realize that since Trey Burke has been starting the Jazz have almost the same winning % as they finished with last season!! The only difference is our payroll is about $30 million less and we have young players who are just beginning to understand what they are capable of which means there is still tremendous upside and potential.

    This young crew (since Trey Burke has started) is already winning at nearly a .500 clip which was not really even in anyones realm of reality as far as expectations go.

    There really is no way to dispute it. This team is ahead of schedule in terms of development.

    Impressive how they did not quit last night. They are learning better how to manage end-of-game situations which is crucial.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Jan. 16, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    Denver to Portland will be going away for good when the Jazz get Jabari Parker. Good riddance.

  • Grandmajazz LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID
    Jan. 16, 2014 9:53 a.m.

    Denver....Don't you have a team to watch, support, or drag in the mud? We can take care of our team, you take care of yours. You can't help wondering what would have been if Hayward could have played. Well, enough of the what ifs and on to the next game. I agree with Americanvet and think this year is going as expected or maybe better. Let's go Jazz on Friday!!!

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    Jan. 16, 2014 9:51 a.m.

    Young players looked good but Spurs starters sit about half the game. Williams a no show and Jefferson not much. Favors on and off. It was a winnable game, Spurs a bit flat but it is hard to beat your own coach and the other team too.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    I've been enjoying watching this Jazz team despite the sub .500 record. Seeing the improvement, and knowing what it is they are trying to accomplish, makes for some real interest. This game had an exciting ending and made for a great evening of tv watching.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 16, 2014 8:19 a.m.

    No excitement just "slow and steady". This was game 40. It's still all about "research and development". With about 20 games left, it will be time to fly and get ready for next year. You have to stick to the plan, Stan.

  • Denver to Portland Portland, OR
    Jan. 15, 2014 11:14 p.m.

    The Jazz are leading the entire NBA with the most moral victories

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:18 p.m.

    This was an impressive effort by the Jazz. Jefferson had a few points but Williams didn't score so this was really the Jazz youth movement in action, minus Haward. I just see this team getting better.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 9:37 p.m.

    NBA games are so long, the players so skilled, that a 14 point lead is never enough...wonder if the Jazz could have stayed within single digit deficit, then rally at the end when the Spurs, older and seemingly with less stamina nowadays, then at the end of games is when to get them...if you don't fall behind too far to catch up.

  • Denver to Portland Portland, OR
    Jan. 15, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    definition of the Utah Jazz--always living in the past (see the Malone & Stockton era), and hoping in a future that doesn't exist, LOL.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 15, 2014 8:56 p.m.

    Dear Denver - Don't you have anything better to do with your time? You are always the first one to comment on these Jazz stories.

    Why so much hate towards the Jazz anyway?

  • Denver to Portland Portland, OR
    Jan. 15, 2014 8:37 p.m.

    Yay for the youth movement!! Yay for moral victories!! LOL

    This is actually a win, right Jazz 'fans'?

    Shame on the Spurs for giving the Jazz false hope and making them think they're only the second worst team in the west, LOL.

    #moralvictories #kansascityjazz