Utah Jazz’s fairy-tale season ends with Game 5 loss to Houston Rockets

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  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    May 9, 2018 1:24 p.m.

    Wow, the other night I posted almost the same post as Holy and Red, including the example of "pro" wrestling and it was denied as off topic.. Haha, moderator that night must have been a Houston fan. NBA is a joke folks. It is totally about entertainment. It lost its "sporting" designation years ago.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2018 10:05 a.m.

    Totally agree with Holy-Schamoly, especially with the example he gave. As much as I love the Jazz, I get the feeling that the NBA, in general, has a feel of professional wrestling, as far as legitimacy is concerned. Certain referees will give certain stars such blatant preferential treatment that it is hard to watch, especially when it comes at the expense of our own team.

    And, as hard as losing is to swallow, we as Jazz fans should feel happy, overall, for the incredible effort the re-built Jazz put on the floor this year. Keep in mind that last summer when a certain player strung the Jazz along, then took additional unnecessary time to announce where he had signed, ruining the Jazz's chance of signing a big name free agent, things looked pretty bad. But with the emergence of Mitchell, a bonafide superstar-in-the-making, things look much better this spring.

    Here's hoping to the success of the Jazz for next year and in the coming years!

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    May 9, 2018 8:56 a.m.

    Playing Houston without the Jazz starting point guard didn't help. Not hard to imagine Houston playing without Chris Paul.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 9, 2018 8:36 a.m.

    Jazz out of the playoffs and the LDS Church drops scouting on the same day? Today can officially get no better!

  • NewsFlash Kearns, UT
    May 9, 2018 8:18 a.m.

    I hear the NFL and MLB are making changes this year..
    In football, you will not be able to tackle any "Star" QB like Tom Brady..
    In baseball the strikezone for all "Star" players will be 12 inch by 12 inch...

    They figure if the NBA can get away with "Star" treatment, they should be.

    This is why I stop watching the NBA. I follow the Jazz because they play the game, the way it suppose to be played. But the NBA has turn professional basketball into professional entertainment.

    No other league has "Star" treatment.. the rules applies to all players.

    I do not care if the officials makes good or bad calls, as long as they are consistent on both ends. NBA officials are horrible at being consistent.

    What a joke.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    May 9, 2018 8:14 a.m.

    One thing yelled at me- the Jazz are 2 players short of being a championship team; they just did not have consistent offensive production and depth when they needed it.

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2018 7:23 a.m.

    Again, despite injuries, the jazz could've won this game.
    Ingles needed another game 2 performance. Where did he go?
    Crowder= 2/11. He had way too much time. Quinn should've ridden the performers.

    Only Burks and Mitchell performed like it mattered. What a shame.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    May 9, 2018 7:04 a.m.

    All things considered, a good season for the Jazz. With Donovan Mitchell on board; things look very bright going forward. What a Playa.

  • PacUtes Orange County, CA
    May 9, 2018 5:34 a.m.

    This is a special team.
    Next year will be greate.
    Go Jazz!

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2018 10:42 p.m.

    Game, set, match, rockets...yes!

  • EightOhOne St. George, UT
    May 8, 2018 10:42 p.m.

    @ Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney - Kaysville, UT

    Right?? If it weren't for those darn refs, the Jazz would've swept Houston!!

  • Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney Kaysville, UT
    May 8, 2018 9:39 p.m.

    The fix is in...the NBA got who they wanted for the Western Conference Finals. They have the best officials in the world for following a script. It's called "Star Power"/"Home Cooking" and Harden can foul and injure Mitchell and steal the ball and get a layup while everyone on the floor with a whistle just swallows it (one example of hundreds).

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    May 8, 2018 9:32 p.m.

    Strange how the Jazz played so well on the road two of the games but didn't play well at home.
    Fun game to watch up until shortly after Mitchell was sidelined with injury. Mitchell and Paul both put on a second half clinic. O'Neale should see an increase in minutes next year, and Burks might have earned a return with a pay cut. Get better soon Donovan, all have a good summer, and good luck to Dennis Lindsey during upcoming NBA draft.

    @Sports Nutz
    I wouldn't be surprised if the three players that you hope remain with the Jazz are all gone by September. It should be interesting.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    May 8, 2018 8:45 p.m.

    Yay Rockets! H-town is partying tonight. Hope Mitchell is OK. Jazz played tough. Hope this carries over to next year. Rockets need to beat Golden State and Cleveland for another championship!!

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    May 8, 2018 8:32 p.m.

    Jazz gave it all they had. I would have loved seeing the difference Rubio would have made. Hopefully Exum and Favors come back along with Thabo. Young team only going to get better.