This is my favorite Jazz team since the Stockton to Malone days.
During the regular season, the refs watch with their whistles in their pockets
unless they notice the tip of a shoe touching the court boundary (never mind
that the player stepping on the line was usually "forced out". ) So, in
the play offs, the refs don't mind letting the players play more
"physical" until it's too late, as it were.
I love the playoffs...last year was good but not nearly as satisfying as this
year though. I enjoy watching this Jazz team play. I haven't seen this grit
& toughness since the mid 90's when Karl & John were the
anchors then in the middle Ostertag with Hornacek and Russell on the wings and
the bench crowd of Morris, Andersen, Foster and Rudd coming off the bench. And a
coach for the ages in Jerry Sloan.This team under Snyder is the same
they have his persona they are willing to do the dirty work on defense to
ignite the offense which is dynamic as the passes swing from player to player.
To the open man for a good quality shot make or misd. The identity of a team
not just a group of good players. This is why the Jazz win.The
(Jazz)players have said it themselves we win as a team and lose as a team. It is
not on one individual. Look at their opponents OKC, I see 3
individuals and the help. They only had 7 assists the ENTIRE game and their
defense could not keep up with the Jazz offense with the multiple passes.
The OKC post game conference said it all. It was the big 3 defending their shot
selection on offense and defensive play all together. That says it
all to me.
How did Westbrook make it through that game without a T of his own? He seemed
to be in the middle of everything yet somehow escaped unscathed.
Absolutely pathetic officiating.
“Chippy”? “Harsh words”? Gotta love Utah.