3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 118-98 Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    April 18, 2019 3:57 p.m.

    I am with Butch Wax. It has been a very entertaining year. 50 wins is a good year.

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2019 9:59 a.m.

    Thank goodness only 2 more games and it is over for the jazz.

  • Dr. Dunkenstein Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2019 9:12 a.m.

    The Jazz are unbelievably soft! In case they didn't get the memo, this is the playoffs, where the intensity ratchets up a notch or three, and where physical play is the currency of the realm.

    I think part of the problem is Snyder seems to be running the team like they're the Duncan / Parker / Ginobili Spurs, which was also a soft team, but had the star power and depth to compensate for it; the problem is, the Jazz don't currently have that kind of star power. Snyder seems to be a finesse coach, but this series calls for less finesse and more aggressiveness.

    Generally speaking, they need to be playing more like the Bad Boy Pistons (or even the Billups / Rip / Prince / Wallace x2 Pistons). Specifically, they needed to attack the basket more, draw contact, and get to the line. They did a little bit of that in the 4th quarter, but it was way too little, too late. They also needed to get more physical on the other end and get it the Rockets' heads a little bit.

    Oh, well. If they keep playing like they have been, then in about five days they get to pack it up and go fishing...

  • Utah Alum Provo, UT
    April 18, 2019 8:56 a.m.

    "3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 118-98 Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets"

    Let's be real, there's only one real takeaway,

    Utah has no answer offensively or defensively for Harden.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 18, 2019 8:16 a.m.

    If Jazz fans feel bad now wait until the Millers make you open your wallet up for higher ticket prices and concession costs next season.

  • Klaus2012 Rexburg, ID
    April 18, 2019 7:52 a.m.

    The Take Away? Sweep...

  • Butch wax , 00
    April 18, 2019 6:47 a.m.

    imp7

    Come on brother, show a little Jazz spirit. Cheer up.

    Win or lose, it's been a fantastic year. Hopefully coming home we can put together a couple of good games on our own floor. If not, here's to hoping Rockets can dethrone the Warriors. Go Jazz

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 18, 2019 6:34 a.m.

    ute alumni - Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2019 9:22 p.m.
    Party is over. Too bad. Millers should have picked up Jimmer.

    ------

    To do what, keep the bench warm?

    I don't know what's worse, Jimmer's shooting (39% FG and 0% 3FG) or his defense.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    April 17, 2019 11:58 p.m.

    You would think the players would have come out with some intensity to start the game. I was worried after 4 minutes that Joe Ingles might fall asleep. Mitchell wasn't far behind him. First two possessions were unforced turnovers. I turned it off before the 1st quarter ended. If I took a beating like they did in the first game, I would have come out in game 2 knocking players around and showing some game. Not these Jazz. They played scared from the start. Note to Quinn. Stop playing Korver.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    April 17, 2019 10:30 p.m.

    What's so funny about sports is the fans. There's always going to be a winner and loser. The jazz was never going to compete with this team. If you thought they were, you just weren't paying attention to the rockets and what they did the second half of the season. Jazz will regroup, and hopefully make some noise in free agency. It should be obvious to everyone that the jazz are still 3 players away from making a run

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 17, 2019 10:26 p.m.

    How disappointing! What was that?

  • niedest , 00
    April 17, 2019 10:06 p.m.

    this will only go 4 game, we will be swepted, 4-0. Our stars aren't showing up, like theirs are. need to rethink the makeup of this team

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 17, 2019 9:34 p.m.

    Harden's riding the bench in the 4th and the Jazz still can't close the gap. Pretty pathetic for Utah. So much for the "We need to tweak some things and play Jazz basketball". They are playing Jazz basketball. Rockets are playing Houston basketball. Even with 2nd string, they far outclass the Jazz.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2019 9:22 p.m.

    Party is over. Too bad. Millers should have picked up Jimmer.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 17, 2019 9:14 p.m.

    Ouch!

    At this rate we can't even celebrate margin of defeat.