Quin Snyder shoulders blame for final Jazz possession in loss to Pelicans: ‘I should have called timeout’

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  • bano SANDY, UT
    March 5, 2019 1:49 p.m.

    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.

  • water rocket , 00
    March 5, 2019 11:55 a.m.

    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.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    March 5, 2019 10:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Blazer fan ,
    March 5, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    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.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    March 5, 2019 9:03 a.m.

    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.

  • Stenodude7174 , 00
    March 5, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Hugh G. Hayter Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2019 8:32 a.m.

    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.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    March 5, 2019 8:31 a.m.

    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.

  • rkr1 Sandy, UT
    March 5, 2019 8:14 a.m.

    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.

  • Puukko Orem , 00
    March 5, 2019 7:41 a.m.

    It's the NBA, sometimes the better team loses. Move on to the next game.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    March 5, 2019 7:25 a.m.

    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.

  • Nice&Easy ,
    March 5, 2019 3:39 a.m.

    Is it the playoffs yet? If not me know when the 82 games season is over and I'll pay attention

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    March 5, 2019 12:38 a.m.

    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.

  • Oh Really? Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2019 12:06 a.m.

    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.