Jazz were up 103-93 with 7:34 to play. Favors was scoring at will. At that point
Snyder subs Gobert in for Favors and New Orleans goes on an 18-2 run. This loss
is on Snyder.
This was a trap game after a big win on Saturday. I would think that the
coaches would drum that into the player's heads to help them stay focused.
fortydam is right. To me, the biggest mistake was not replacing Gobert with
Favors with about 5 minutes to go. The Jazz still had a lead and Favors was
having a greater impact on the game than Gobert. Specifically Favors was doing a
much better job on Randal and it was the lack of that defense that cost the game
more than anything else.
Jazz had no answer for holiday, poor defense donovan wants to be the hero in
every game, this is a team effort no just for donovan.
This game wasn't won or lost on the last shot--rather it was lost
mid-fourth quarter when the Pels were suddenly on a 12-0 run and the Jazz
couldn't seem to be less concerned. What had been working all
night--(beating New Orleans in the paint and mixing it up inside and out)
suddenly became missed 3 pointer after missed 3 pointer and turn overs and weak
defense. Even the announcers were speaking to each other as if the game had long
since been won and seemed to have no idea that a late game run combined with a
late game dry spell was even a possibility. Confidence is a great
thing--but let's not get over our ski's Jazz. The Lawler's Law of
first team to one hundred has been made a silly law by a little thing called
"the 3 pointer". For the 3 point shot is a wicked and cruel mistress who
is just as likely to take away as she is to give. Last night--she took the 6th
best team in the NBA and during the mid 4th quarter and one could almost hear
her whispering...."All glory is fleeting......" as shots clanged time
and again. A few more pick and rolls may have quelled her whispers.
So, with 16 games left, the Jazz will be at home 11 times and on the road only
five. Normally, that would be very encouraging. But normally, the
Jazz are a tough home team. Right now they're tied for the eighth-best
home record in the West. What happened to the supposed huge home-court
advantage? I know this is one loss, but a contender can't lose to lottery
teams at home in March while winning only 2/3 of its overall home games. Sorry;
it just can't.
No coach, keep Rubio on the bench where he belongs late in the game.Have
you learned nothing from the past two games? Rubio= 3 pts. No show
Joe= 8 points. Not enough to get the job done.
Mitchell's miserable shooting deserves much of the blame.Also,
going to pick-and-roll passes and alley-oop passes way too often in the second
half resulted in turnovers because the Pelicans tightened up their defense.
This game shows why the Jazz are not, nor will not be contenders. No urgency,
and continued turnovers. Games like this one will come back to haunt them.
It's the NBA, sometimes the better team loses. Move on to the next game.
A timeout on that rebound would have been great. Putting your tallest player to
inbound that last play is a must. Leaving Favors on the bench the last eight
minutes was strange. There were a few questionable coaching moves.
Is it the playoffs yet? If not me know when the 82 games season is over and
I'll pay attention
The Jazz did not look like they wanted to win this game in the fourth quarter,
their shots were not close, sometimes they were plain lousy and their turnovers
were unforced and consistent. It was not fun watching this game. AND I HEAR
that they are good defensively but I failed to see it, the Pelicans did whatever
they wanted. The night kind of reminded me of WWE.
Maybe Quinn should’ve called a timeout, but NO Mitchell, you
“shouldn’t have gone later.” You don’t play for the last
shot when you are behind. You get the quickest good shot you can, then play
defense (and let Rudy, the human eraser do his thing, again) or if you miss,
foul so there is time for another go.