Millsap pours in a career-high 28 in win over Magic
We could learn from Coach Van Gundy's comments about his own club. When the Jazz
are at their scrappy tough best, they are hard to beat. Home or away. Kudos to
Millsap and CJ Miles for toughness tonight. My gosh, a win against the Heat
would be a wonderful Christmas present. GO JAZZ!!!PS-To all you
bandwagon fans--He's Jerry FREAKIN Sloan!!!!
this is what i'm saying on my previous comments. okurs absence would be
millsap's emergence. I agree with trex, hope jazz would focus more on winning
than personal stats.
I always cringe when I see Deron scoring over 20 points. The Jazz always do
better when a third guy besides Deron or Boozer scores over 20. Last year it was
Memo and it resulted in wins. Tonights game you also saw Booze passing more
which helped keep the magic frustrated because they had to quard everybody
instead of just Deron and Booze. Then when the Jazz started the 4th
quarter they didn't let up the intensity on defense and on the first possession
they got a steal and kept pounding it in the paint. Fess was also a welcome site
with his two blocked shots, that kept the magic second guessing in the paint.
GO JAZZ!!!! you can do it.
How long can Millsap be kept off the starting roster? Collins is a "nice guy"
from my hometown of North Hollywood,is a warm body taking up space....but he
will NEVER win you 1 ballgame,give all his minutes to Millsap and 5-10 to "the
I enjoy the Jazz and their organization but I also have other priorities. I
couldn't tell you everything that has happened in the past. It seems to me the
2007-2008 pattern pretty much, thus far, follows the 2006-2007 beginning season
history. They started strong hit a big slump and then picked it up. If this is
correct is history repeating itself? What about the end of the year?
Keep giving Paul minutes, and keep giving AK touches. Do this and the Jazz will
keep winning. It was good to see Harpring back out there, only Paul brings
anything close to his toughness.
Look for Shaq to have his best game of the season tonight.
that is how you can play jazz tough like your coach.now they know what it takes
i hope they start a win streak. millsap was amazing good job all the way around
tough, tough, tough.
START MILSAP ALREADY!!! Boozer can play the 5 slot guarding whichever teams
slow plodding guy, while MIlsap can guard the teams better 4/5. Fes and Collins
should be only used for fouls. Let AK get the backup 4 minutes that Milsap had
and let Harpring get more p/t. Collins is worthless, get a clue
Paul Millsap is a beast in the paint at both ends of the floor. I think Meno is
just worn out both physically and mentally. HIs time on the hard wood should be
limited. Where as Millsaps should increase. If Jazz play this type of game
tonight they will pull out a win.
trade sloan while his value is up!
The most ridiculous comment yet. You think the Jazz are worried about stats?
Deron Williams could get 30 a night if he wanted. That is NOT what the struggle
was. Wow, I won't even comment any further on that. GO JAZZ! We looked like
If Jerry's so great, Larry and Kevin stink! If the problem is always with the
players and not the coach (as Jerry and Larry and Kevin would have us believe)
then the Jazz can't sign top players; they won't play in Utah! Yeah, pdhitman,
so are you saying they should be more like the Kobes in the league? Kobe's got
rings! If DWill acted like Kobe we'd win championships?! Yeah, right! There are
just three possibilities, as I see it, 1. the players are selfish and stink; 2.
Sloan can't control himself and stinks as a coach; 3. Larry and Kevin stink
cause they can't bring the good players here. We know the players can play,
they've proved it, they don't stink. If the players don't stink, then logically
Larry and Kevin don't stink; they signed the players we know can win. So, it has
to be Sloan! Remember, he's NEVER won the big ones! NEVER! And he NEVER will!
Twenty years is a long long time to go without a championship. Other teams may
have gone as long, but they've changed coaches over and over during their 20
years of championship draught. GO HOME AND COLLECT TRACTORS, JERRY!
Millsap starting,,,Memo,Harpring off the bench ...PERIOD
Jerry says, "...they were starting to doubt just a little bit whether they could
win a game." Ya think?!!! So what have YOU done, Jerry, during this entire
slump? Berate, berate, berate. What "normal" human being on the planet would NOT
begin to doubt his abilities with a crotchety old foul-mouth telling them they
stink? You say, Jerry, that "they were starting to doubt whether they could win
a game." Don't shove it off on the players, Jerry. Admit it! You've
been telling them that for as long as they've been in this slump! No doubt those
are your exact words to them in the locker room. I can hear it now; "You
(explictive deleted) think you're (explitive deleted) NBA basketball players? My
(explitive deleted)! You probably can't win another (explitive deleted) game
this (explictive deleted) season! You'll probably go (explitive deleted) winless
the rest of the (explitive deleted) decade!" So, Jerry, you're
just starting to think "they began to doubt whether they could win a game?!" Go figure!!! NO, GO HOME AND RIDE TRACTORS, JERRY!
It is now time to make the trade with Sac AK and Jaron for Miller and Artest.
We will win the west. Also Artest will not sign with the Jazz and we free up 14
million of AK's contract.
For all of you who say Boozer and D-Will are hogging the ball and thats the
reason why were not winning. well just look at last night. they still got all
there points (and boozer just about had all of his rebounds). Even D-Will had
an average night with his assist. the only thing different this time instead of
boozer and D-Will playing with heart and commitment everybody played with heart
and commiment. and that right there is the reason why the jazz won. PS i am so
happy CJ miles is finnally getting his minutes i have always been a believer in
him. here is hoping jazz will end the year with a winning streak!
It's about time Millsap started showing this year what he showed us last. It's
almost as if the emergence of Brewer took some of the steam out of Millsap's
great last year. Not sure if it's Millsap's fault, or Sloan's for not playing
him enough, or not running plays for him enough. Whatever the reason, we need
the same kind of production from him this year as last.This Jazz
team is still pretty young, yet we keep expecting play-off caliber play from
them. I think the team's trying to find a collective identity that they don't
seem to have right now.Think about it. If you picture the top teams
in the NBA every year, they have an identity. They're distinctively different
from each other, in spite of their similar records at year's end.Give the team this year to gel and we'll have a fun one to watch in years to
come. I don't expect them to do as well in the playoffs this year as last,
unless Fes comes along faster than expected, and our 51-point Almond gets called
up and becomes a legit outside threat. Probably wishful thinking.
I would like to see AK be the back up point. Hart can bring up the ball and run
the play through AK. He knows how to pass, not just shoot like Hart & Price.
Remeber that this is just one game. They need to do it on a consistant basis,
then we can celebrate.
The Jazz need you at last seasons level. How's your 'dancers toe' doing? We
need you back in the lineup. Become a U.S.A. citizen and forget about playing
for Turkey!Kudos to the Jazz for the win over the Magic. However,
the NBA eastern teams, other than Boston, Cleveland, and Detroit are pretty sad.
Losing to any of them is not good...at home or on the road. During the Jazz
slide/losses period recently, it is apparent that NBA officiating is very
annoying. No calls and mystery calls are a plague to the Jazz.Most
of the talented teams are in the Western Conference. I propose to change the
playoffs to all of the teams get in, and all teams are lined up according to
record and are paired off. That will start making the regular league games
meaningful. Along with this 'Neverending Basketball Association' situation, the
league would shorten the regular season to 60 games; all playoff series would be
best of 7. The playoffs could be starting in March, not May. How about that NBA
fans and league officials!!Go Jazz!!
anyone notice Almond had 51 points last night? Why are we looking for a backup
2 guard? If sloan would just change his thinking on young players and use
millsap more, Fes instead of Collins( after several years in league is just not
getting any better) and Almond who will make some mistakes but can score if
allowed to shoot. It is interesting the two teams beating the doors down for
Gira is Pheonix and Dallas. I guess those teams are idiots. Milsap wouldn't have
played much last night if our leading scorer-Collins hadn't got in foul trouble.
Come on sloan we have the players just let them play!!!
Great game Paul Keep working hard to prove yourself in becomming the player
all of the Jazz fans knew that you would become.
What if Boozer gets it foul trouble, When Memo comes back and he gets in foul
trouble who do you bring? you bring in Milsap for either the 5 and 4 positions
and the Jazz don't miss a beat. Since Memo is out and you start Milsap and he
gets in foul trouble which 9 out of 10 times when he starts he gets in trouble
and who comes in but Collins. For some reason it seems that Milsap gets in a
better flow of things when he comes off the bench. As for Coach Sloan who do
you think Larry will place if he ever got rid of him, it would most likely be
long time Assistant Johnson, who has the same philosophy as Sloan. I believe
the Jazz will start playing Jazz basketbal, which is team basketball, which also
means Sloan basketball. I wonder if the Jazz can get Andre Miller from Philly
to back up or play along with Williams, just like Fisher had done last year.
So the bench finallly contribute, it is bound to happen occassioally.So the win once twicw out of the last 10 games.So what. Nothing
has changed. Same coach, same players.AS long sloan is coaching, as long as they using the same systemAs long they built around an
undersized pfAs long as they never have a star shooting guardAs long
the never have interr defenseas long as the never have centerThey will never win an nba chamiopship.So enjoy the winEnjoy the 45 season winsenjoy getting knocked out of the playoffs
againenjoy the mediocre draft pick they will envitably get
I agree with rsfarmerjd, give almond a chance to shoot, thats what they need,
give millsap the start over collins or okur, also get rid of some fair weather
fans, join a debate team
where is the dddddddddddddddddddd
Poof Road Woes Back!!!! Funny on the Jazz website I predicted they would go 1-3
but did not think they would lose to teams with a losing record and there win
would be against a top team in the east. Thats the most frustrating thing about
this team and I don't know if it is the coaching or the players but it the
inconsistency that drives me crazy.