Utah Jazz fall to defending champion Golden State Warriors in strong ‘test’ before NBA All-Star break

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  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 10:13 a.m.

    Just who do you guys want for a point guard? Mitchell is a combo guard, and when he ran the floor the Warriors caught up. Rubio is the coach on the floor (per Quinn, not me). Rubio had five fouls chasing Curry through countless screens, did you want Mitchell chasing him? Joe has the slowest shot in the league and will not shoot unless he has plenty of airspace. Korver is doubled all night, and Jae cannot carry the load by himself. O'Neale needs more of Joe's minutes. Rubio can take some pressure off, but his shooting percentage is right there with everyone else, especially compared to what he gives at the point and on defense.
    3 point shooting percentage this year.
    Mitchell 32% Rubio 32% Jae 33% Joe 36% Korver 39% Exum 30% Royce 43% Allen 27% Niang 40%. There's a reason Rubio starts and finishes games, the jazz need a floor general. They could all shoot better. The Jazz need a high scoring wing and power forward to improve. There are only a handful of point guards that could improve the Jazz and none of them are coming to Utah without several other all star scoring options. Mitchell isn't there yet. His defense is still needs work also.

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 1:40 p.m.

    USHunter-

    Well said. I will add that the frustrating thing is that the Jazz have a lot of
    talent NOW. They can do serious damage in the playoffs . . . if they get there and
    the talent is utilized correctly.

    The team owners' contentedness with mediocrity will change one way or the other.
    The west is fiercely competitive and will be more so next year. The east is a little behind that.
    The Jazz could easily be a gutter team next year if they stand pat. The guard situation must change.

  • USHunter Twin Falls, ID
    Feb. 13, 2019 11:52 a.m.

    Till the Jazz determine that they want to step to another level, and acquire, draft, or trade for someone that is a worthy addition to this team, we will never reach beyond and to the next level. We have a good team, but we don't have the ability to take it all. Are we ever going to reach that level? They need to take a serious look at themselves and figure that one out. I applaud their efforts so far. But we need someone the can be paired with our team that can consistently put up 20 points a night. Find someone this Summer and add him to this team.
    Go do it Jazz.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Feb. 13, 2019 10:01 a.m.

    @Higue
    I thought the same thing about Favors not being in late in the game.

    Also, though, GS was reminded again that the pesky Jazz defense pushes them to the limit too often for comfort. Jazz seems destined to another 4 or 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs if they play the rest of their games pretty well. They need to do better. Making more open jump shots obviously is key to that. Maybe one less cup of java before tipoff might help.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 9:46 a.m.

    A lot to critique last night. I too am incredibly frustrated with Snyder, he seems unable or unwilling to adjust his lineup to cater to those who are playing well. Ingles could be shooting 1-10 and Oneal could be shooting 9-10, and Snyder would refuse to sub one out for the other. IF we had a PG that teams actually had to guard we would be doing a lot better. I like Rubios play making but his inability to make shots is a huge liability. It means that Ingles and Mitchell are constantly getting double teamed because they just leave Rubio wide open knowing he won't take the shot or will miss it.

  • Higue Payson, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 8:49 a.m.

    Jazz are at the point where its not about "tests" against the top team(s). It's about getting wins. Even if it's only 1 out of 3 wins, they have to get wins in the Western Conference Playoff race which is so tight.

    Also, I thought Favors should've been in the 4th quarter.

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 7:46 a.m.

    Oh look another terrible start.
    When are you people going to start holding the coach accountable?
    His rotations are stale and ineffective.

    Ingles and Rubio haven't had a good game in months. 5pts from Ingles is unacceptable.
    And the only thing consistent about Crowder are his flurry of bricks off the bench.

    Good thing the Jazz did nothing in the offseason. Or before the trade deadline. Just like they will do nothing this summer. Another commenter summed it up perfectly a few days ago: the team owners are fine with mediocrity.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Feb. 13, 2019 3:06 a.m.

    Oops. My comment was for Trent Wood’s “3 Takeaways” article. My bad. Sorry Jody. In my defense, I’ve been up with a crying baby for 3 hours.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Feb. 13, 2019 2:56 a.m.

    Jody, 3 for 8 from beyond the arc isn’t bad. It was Mitchell’s 7 for 21 on two pointers that should have been highlighted.

    The biggest omission from your story is that Ingles only got 2 shot attempts in 28 minutes of play. Give Joe the ball!

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 1:43 a.m.

    What has happened to Joe Ingles and Kyle Korver, while their defense is doing okay their usual offense has disappeared Ingles scored in the single digits in the last two or three games. Korver is much the same, have the other teams stepped up their defense on these two guys?