Rockets blast off in 1st quarter to drop Utah from 2nd place in West
They're still the same old Jazz.
Typical, unfortunate pattern for the Jazz - sigh. It's tough being a Utah
sports fan. Jazz, Utes, BYU, whomever. Plus, I'm a hugh Minnesota Viking fan
to boot. Loyalty has it's price - dissapointment.But hey, how about
that soccer team?
Interesting to see OKC go into Denver after an OT game the night before and make
a game of it. They were in it the entire time and had a chance to win. The Jazz
on the other hand get destroyed by a 500. team. No energy and no look of caring.
Is it just deep down that they're mentally soft? Sad Sad Sad.
There is no need to watch the Jazz the rest of the year. They came out tonight
and completely played with no emotion and no heart. I am so sick of Memo
finding reasons to miss games. Ak and Memo are the most fragile players on the
face of this planet. DWill also came out and completely was a waste, watching
this team is getting way to hard on my stress level. Now it is basically
guaranteed we are going to get the 5th or 6th seed and another first round exit.
Well maybe on the bright side Sloan will finally retire and we can get some new
blood on the bench, and we can pass AK off on that Russian Billionaire on the
nets, and we can give Memo away to another team. The win last night was just
wiped away by this debacle.
This is partly the players but mostly it is inferior coaching. 25
TOs by the Jazz are mostly because the the game plan by Adelman. HOU disrupted
the Sloan offense. 30 points from 3 point shots. No surprise, every
one knows HOU is a 3 point team. Sloan' defense lets teams shoot 3s and hopes
that they miss. Poor defensive effort and 17 rebounds by Hayes. That
is mostly the players. DEN won. DAL won. Good teams do not blow off
their playoff hopes. They find a way to win. At least the subs got a
Q of playing time.
HAHAHA Jazz lost, drop to 5th hahaha, GO LAKERS!!!!
tonight is a prime example as to why they will have a tuff time winning a
championship. 4am arrival into houston is no excuse. you're playing for
homecourt through the first two rounds you have to be ready to compete. and this
has to start w/ dwill's readiness and his ability to get everyone else mentally
ready. and my 74 yr old mother w/ two knee replacements is a better defender
and my french fries went cold
Any team that can hit threes will beat the jazzDwill was a ball hog
and turnoversMatthews was invisibleKorver should have
played more. Sloan waited too long to but some energy players out there. Why
can't the dude call a time out. The jazz will be lucky to finish above eighth
place. We really need ak back
because I knew this would happen. After a great game against OK it was a sure
thing that this game would go like it did. What a disappointment. I agree that
they wont get out of the first round.
Here is the funny thing:The jazz could've drafted arron
brooks, kevin martin, trevor ariza, and luis scola,instead
the jazz took:Jamal sampson over luis scolaPodkolzine OVER
martin and arizaalmond over aaron brooks3 players NO
longer in league,over 4 who are having pretty darn good careers,But that is sloan, KOC, and rest of the jazz management for
you,people who are PAYED to recognize potential and talent.Is it truly any wonder the jazz have never won a championship?remember too, that the jazz could have drafted boozer, korver, mehmut
okur,they took ryan humphrey, traded him for borchadrt and missed tayshouan prince, boozer, john salmonsinstead
moving up in the second round, they missed out on okur and got collins
in 2003 the jazz took pavlovic and mo williams, and didn't keep
either,if they had movedup one spot in the lst they could've had
david west,they could've had korver in 2nd.in 2003 they
also missed on diaw, perkins, barbosa, josh howard,yep the jazz
sure know talent, based on what?in ten years of
2nd_round picks they still have an undersized overpayed pf?
I'm not a fair weather fan but that game was really disappointing & shows the
Jazz are far from a team that will win in the playoffs.
There goes the haters again..
I've been pumped for weeks, expecting a deep run into the playoffs, certainly to
the second round at least. No more. Tonight the air came out of the ball. I
am facing the fact that it will be a triumph if they make it out of the first
round -- no matter who the opponent.On a side note: we've all known
forever that Memo is not the most athletic guy in the league. After his
performance tonight, I wonder if indeed he might be the LEAST athletic. Can
anyone think of another contender??
That is how I feel about the Jazz performance tonight and most of these
comments.Some things never change and two of them are the Jazz
performance in the 2nd game of a back-to-back and the Jazz beating the
Lakers.People should have seen this coming. Now the Jazz need to go
win the rest of the games this season, which I think is possible. If that
happens, then all of these "sky is falling" comments will change.
If reserve got time earlier would've fine. Jerry with Deron give away game. In
second Q everything going wrong Sloan did not do anything no timeout no subs
nothing this is must be disheartening Jazz fans. Deron can't lead Jazz game
after game thats why he just good player not agreat one.
To Jazzsmack 10:01: Hindsight is certainly 20/20. So what? The Trailblazers
passed on Michael Jordan and Kevin Durrant. So what? I should have bought
Microsoft at $2.06. So what?Don't tell me where we've been tell me
where we're going. Before it happens.
I figured the Rockets would give Utah a challenge, but this was tough to watch.
Deron looked like he gave it his all last night and didn't have anything left. I
know he's not making excuses, and I'm not either really. It's just tough, and
maybe more of the load at point should have been left to Price and Gaines. AK
hurt, Okur leaves the game early over an injury, even Fesenko sick, and the rest
of the team dog tired. It's just hard. But it's playing through that stuff that
determines champions. Still the Jazz can bounce back against the Hornets on
Friday if they can get some guys healed up a bit and get a little rest. The last
three games will be crucial in this tight race, and I'm betting the Jazz can win
them. It's going to take a lot more than what they were able to muster tonight
to do it though.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
Deron Williams may have some skills that John Stockton didn't have, but he
definitely does not have Stockton's heart, drive or poise on the court. But the
Jazz management will ride him until he leaves, and try to start over...I knew
this would happen tonight because there is no need for heart on the court when
players collect a paycheck regardless...As far as the NBA announcing
that CJ fouled Durrant...where is the annoucement that the 6th foul called on
Millsap was a phantom call and was total anticipation on the official's part.
The officiating in this league is a disgrace. I saw better officiating during
the NCAA tournament, from start to finish.I need to find a new
hobby...because being a Jazz fan is like motherhood...the highs are really high,
and the disappointments are heart wrenching,...
Lousy effort, no emotion and no focus. That being sad I do believe the Jazz will
still get the second seed. And people who blame Sloan for 25 turnovers are
idiots, the turnovers they had were because of a lack of focus not Sloan. People
give Adelman way to much credit and sloan way to much blame.
Sloan sits there and watches while D-will, Memo, Boozer, can barely run up and
down the court. D-will is either a mental case or seriously lacks heart. How
do you not show up tonight? Houston played last night as well. No way Dallas
and Denver lose 2 out of their final 4 games. And the Jazz will be lucky to
beat PHX and get 4th. For once in my lifetime, can Jerry bench someone when
they make a turnover? Out in the first round....
If the Jazz can't make the 2nd or 3rd seed they need to drop to 6 or 7, avoid 4
and 5 and avoid the Lakers as long as possible. It's not about seeds it's about
matchups. The Jazz can beat anybody 2-8, home court or not, this team won a game
7 at Houston so they have done it before. Don't get worried about the number 2
seed, all that brings is more pressure, imagine getting the 2 seed and then
losing your first game at home, all the regular season battles don't mean a
thing come playoffs. There are no back to back in the playoffs. One bad game
after a draining playoff type game the night before. Get over it comment posters
and look ahead. The playoffs are a new season. Do you think anybody 1-7 doesn't
think they can win a series once the playoffs start, and nobody is going to care
what your seed is.
Final games Jazz 3-0 Denver 2-2, Dallas 3-1, Phoenix 2-2, Jazz win division, tie
Dallas have tiebreaker and 2 seed. I am a Laker fan tomorrow against Nuggets,
its too bad the Thunder could not beat the Nuggets tonight. The tiebreaker might
be costly for the Jazz against the Nuggets and that means 4th seed
I looked through the remaining schedules of all the games for all the western
conference playoff teams and this is how I project it will end up:1.
Lakers2. Mavs (own the tie breaker over Denver)3. Nuggets (own the
tie breaker over Utah)4. Jazz5. Suns6. Spurs (own the tie
breaker over the Thunder)7. Thunder8. BlazersIf it plays
out according to my projections above I think Utah wins a tight first round
series with the Suns, and loses to the Lakers in the second round.
Good comment! Everybody needs to relax and enjoy the journey. If people don't
have fun following the Jazz, find another hobby. Both teams from the overtime
game were flat tonight. I watched both okc and jazz tonight and neither team was
a shadow of what they were the night before. The nuggets were so lucky
theyplayed okc tonight, they were awlful and they still won. Jazz could win out
still and would all be happy for a while
no way jazz get the 2 seed, loving the optimism but lets be realistic here. I'll
believe it when i see this team actually play with heart on the floor, and if
they can stop amare when they play PHO
they're back...their true colors came through tonight. take a picture of the
standings before the game cause the 2 spot wont have the jazz in it again.
Oh like this lose comes as a shock. The Jazz never look good in back-to-backs.
It was a given they wouldn't show up tonight. That's the type of team the Jazz
are. They don't have the killer instinct or the heart to be champions.
Last night OKC hit 13 threes and the Jazz won because the Jazz made 12. The
Jazz couldn't have thrown the ball into the ocean tonight. Too much adrenaline
spent the night before.OKC lost tonight, too, even though they flew
for a whole hour and a half last night.Give Denver credit for
hanging tough.The schedule still suggests the Jazz will come in
second. We need Kirilenko back!
Im as big a Jazz fan as anyone and have had Jazz googles on for a long time but
I can't do it anymore. I kinda knew this loss was going to happen but you want
to believe in your team but this Jazz team just doesn't play with any urgency.
That starts at the head, I know Jerry doesn't feel like he needs to motivate but
dang Sloan. Your team is in the drivers seat to have homecourt in the first 2
rounds and you don't stress that on your players???? DWill looked like a 2nd
round pick while Brooks looked like the top 3 pick, Millsap got paid than just
got lazy it seems like he is just mentally not there this year he is absolutely
not our Power Forward of the future and if management thinks he is than we are
going to have some bad losing seasons to come. Jazz will end in the 5th or 6th
seed and get blown out of the playoffs. Hopefully Slown will take a hint and
finally leave along with Memo and AK
They looked terrible. Why not adjust the defense to guard the perimeter?
Although that would not have mattered, they had no energy tonight. Do they know this its the end of the season and not the beginning? I am not a fairweather fan however, this was as important as a playoff game
and they came out like wimps. This is not encouraging for they
playoffs. WRT to not drafting Martin, Ariza, etc. LOTS OF TEAMS PASSED UP ON
THEM NOT JUST THE JAZZ. Compared with the other teams, Sloan and Kev do a good
job for their consistantly high picks in the draft.
Can the Jazz swat the bee, or will the bee sting the Jazz, a la Mohamad Ali.
Hopefully, they will get enough rest on their off-day and have the energy to
take it to the Hornets. Then next Tues at GSW and Wed at home taking on the
Suns. I think the last game will determine whether the Jazz will have home
court advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs. Hopefully, they do
not do a no-show as they did last year the last 2 or 3 weeks of the season.
Good luck Jazz and each one of you give a 110% effort like Deron did against
This was one of the few games where almost everyone was bad. Boozer probably was
the only one who halfway redeemed himself. Hopefully, we got this out of our
system on this one.Matthews had one of his most invisible games of
the year, certainly his worst since he started, as the only Jazz player not to
score. On the other hand, he was also the only Jazz player not to commit a
turnover, so he was the only one to folow the doctors' Hippocratic oath: "First,
do no harm."DWill was terrible. Miles and Okur had some good
moments, but their heart just isn't there. If they played with real heart, they
both could be good. But they're usually only half there.The Jazz
simply aren't good enough to win unless they play with 100% energy, 100% heart,
and 100% focus. And there was none of that last night. Unfortunately. Very
disappointing.As for the NBA's stupid announcement about the foul,
it just proves that CJ almost ruined even that win. But let's have similar
announcements for every even-more-obvious noncalls against the Jazz, including 3
or 4 in the OKC game.
What a dismal night for a bunch of b-ball wannabes. They looked sluggish and
pathetic. DWill did his best to wake up the crew, but the others would not
respond. I can't recall worse defensive play by anyone any time. Did you see
how many times a Houston player was wide open under the basket and Okur was in
the next county having a beer? WAKE UP JAZZ!!! It's time to show up for
How many other teams passed on all those guys?? That is how it rolls in the
NBA. It is like picking your varsity high school team from a bunch of 8th
graders... no one can tell for sure how a person is going to develop.What I would like to know is why the Jazz always travel in the early hours of
the morning instead of getting a night's sleep and then traveling the next
day.Also, why not start Ronnie Price to guard a quick point like
Aaron Brooks... especially after a back to back?
I was excited about watching a Jazz game and not staying up until 1 a.m. in
doing so. The excitement ended at tipoff. I have one question after that game.
When the starters clearly looked a step slow and the lead crept to double
digits. Why not go to the bench? I would put most of the blame on sloan. Given
the outcome of the previous night's game and the short turn around, he has to
know the situation and go to the bench earlier and more often. That was the
poorest I've seen williams play. Tired legs. Why not play price and gaines
more? wow. That may have cost the Jazz a decent seed.
I can't believe these over paid whining wimps. Don't give me this crap about
quick turn around no energy on and on. This is just a bunch of heartless spoiled
over paid cry babys. If you can't get up for very important games and give your
best effort what can you get up for. This team will go no where but on to summer
vacation, man if they was paying me that kind of money I would never take a
night off. Same Jazz same story one and done.
Now those losses to those "pesky" Timberwolves have come back to haunt them.
They would be comfortably locked in the 2nd seed if those had been wins. Same
Jazz, different year...
You keep the same coach for 25 years you get the same result for 25 years. A
coach who has never won a championship. You would think he could fall into one
after all these years, instead he sits there with his mouth open and swears and
runs at the refs once in a while, but the end result is the same, a season
without a championship.
Same old story of the Jazz folding with everything on the line and having the
chance to play with the second seed. Either way they would have still lost to
the Lakers. 5th seed here we come!
And over those 25 years, how many franchises have won championships?Seven. Out of 30 franchises.CelticsLakersPistonsBullsRocketsSpursHeatOnly 14 Finals MVP's in
that time. Most won more than one.Only 10 different teams, really.
The main man for each of those teams was almost always the main man for multiple
winners:Bird-McHale-Johnson-the ChiefMagic-KareemIsaiah-DumarsJordanHakeemDuncan-ParkerShaq-KobeBillupsWadePierce-Ray-GarnettKobe-GasolThe point
is, no one "falls" into a championship.
Put this on the Coach! His coaching style has come finally to haunt him. This
team is so predictable. Even Phil Johnson has said that what you have to do is
crowd the passing lanes and make them shoot jump shots. Plus this team played
their guts out the night before, and he should have put fresh legs out there in
the 2ND quarter instead of when the game was out of reach. He should have been
giving the rookies PT all a long. He also should have made a trade to make this
team better like Dallas did. You can't convince my that he doesnt call the shots
on who comes and goes he has held this organization hostage for a long time.
Pray LA and SA beats DEN and that the Jazz win out.That is
unlikely.What do you expect. Sloan isn't a motivator by his own
admission. The jazz by design will always lose to athletic teams that shoot
well. Teams in the west now are longer, tougher, faster and better shooting.
The Jazz? Fun and competitive.
This team has no mental toughness, no intestinal fortitude(guts), no physical
toughness and quite frankly are a "soft" team. In the past teams from Denver,
Phoenix, Golden State, and a few others have taken the route of trying to
outscore teams each night. Where did it get them-nowhere! Until we get players
with the ability and desire to play defense this team will "NEVER" go anywhere!
The best thing that could happen is for Sloan to retire, fire O'Connor, let
Johnson retire, Corbin go to DePaul, and Layden decide again the grass is
greener somewhere else. Bring in new management and let them rid themselves of
these fakes we have here called players. How about it Miller family?
The Jazz are in some kinda trouble with injury's to Okur and AK!Giving away players to get under the cap isn't working out so well for the up
coming playoffs?RE 9:16 You are kidding Right?Jerry and the
management are doing amazing with the talent we have here PERIOD.
I stumbled across this article. Is basketball a real sport or is it like WWE
wrestling? It sounds really, really boring. UT, should try to get an NFL
franchise, that is a very exciting sport.
@LA: BlowoutOklahoma: Bailout by refs@Houston: Blowout@NO: Toss up@Golden State: Pressure mounts, I think this a lossPhoenix: Toss up
Yes I wonder what happened to D-Will....But when Millsap was making 3 blocks,
steals and points he should have been in longer. Sloan goes by the clock way to
much when making substitutions.
This is what happens when Sloan dosen't give playing time to the bench all year.
Fes & Koufas should have been given 5 - 8 minutes every game Not Sloan they
haven't "paid their dues".. C.J. is not a consistant player wouldn"t even
play for most teams .Sloan needs to retire. Gets out coached by the top 8 to 10
coaches in the league. They know what he's going to do before he does.
The 2 is out of reach, the 3 is a stretch.Shoot for 6 or 7, avoid
the Lakers in the 2nd round.
Re: Nevada FanYou want to place all this on Jerry. Where would he go
on the bench? Korver had some okay moments but he's too slow to defend. Price
and Gaines were erratic, though they gave some energy. Kosta was weak and had
his shot blocked and got tied up on a jump ball, couldn't defend the paint.
Jeffers showed some nice hustle but he can't shoot, like Brewer. Millsap got his
minutes. Miles was great when driving to the basket but let Ariza cherry pick
him all night. Matthews struggled. Okur was non-existent on D. D-Will was low on
energy. Boozer played pretty well. Where does Jerry go for help when
his starters aren't into the game and the reserves are ineffective? It hurts to
not have AK, who gives us better depth/flexibility to the lineup. Is it Jerry's
fault that the team is chucking up 3's all night leading to multiple long
rebounds and easy layups. I'm sure he was hassling the team all night to pump it
inside. When they did, the Rockets couldn't handle our inside play. Players need
to hold themselves accountable.
No wonder the Lakers don't take the Jazz seriously, they aren't a professional
team yet. A "Professional" team doesn't melt down, just because it is a game on
the "Road". Especially when the game is soooo crucial for them to win. Let me
know when there is a professional baskeball team in Utah so I can enjoy watching
them again. Until then, I will be watching ESPN to see how soon the Jazz will
"MELT" themselves out of the playoffs.Between the UTES and the JAZZ, there
isn't a whole lot of fun baskeball to watch in Utah this year.
People really blaming Sloan for this? Is it really his fault that his players
are so tired from Tuesday nights win?Look who he has to work
with:3 First round picks (Williams, Koufus-horrible, AK-hurt)6 2nd
round picks (Boozer, Millsap, Okur, Miles, Korver, and Fes)4 undrafted
players - Matthews, Price, Gaines, JeffersMost games they only have
1 First round pick play (because Koufus is horrible and AK is hurt).No
wonder they lose to the Lakers.
So what you are saying is that Karl Malone, John Stockton and Jeff Hornecek were
not good enough to get the job done. I think they should be in the same group
as you mentioned but no championship which is sad. The coaches with many wins,
Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Papavich, Brown all have a ring on their finger. Same
coach same result, no rings in Utah
What's up with this streaky inconsistent and pathetic team called the JAZZ? I
have lost all excitement to watch any playoff run by this team! ...FORGET IT!
You guys are back seeing the light about SLoan., Good Job, do not worry it will
only get better save for the usual defendersRead Devin Harris quotes
yesterday of the NetsThe Nets are thinking of Hiring Avery Johnson
who has .735 lifetime winning percentage in 4 yearsHarris: "He did
a lot for me and my career, I would love to have him here, he could coach
ANYWHERE in the NBA"I suppose he made this up. This team goes out
early, Sloan should be made to quit financially, then again THE SLOANAHOLICS AND
THE STATE would stop it scared if it happens and we had a transition year or
two, civilization would end. No more Basketball and Greg sells and moves the
team.I have got the people figured out-experience. Few of us make
sense and tell the truth regarding SLoan, Jazz Cop, JAZZ72, JazzID, Purple
People eater, GDOG, Sokol, Chico and few others.If you can accept
Sloan because you only care about reg season, then might as well go for Avery
who can motivate and teach defense.If this team goes out, "house
should be cleaned out"If anyone doesn't like they leave
RE: SoCal Jazz Fan: Really is that the real case?? the LAKERS don't take the
Jazz seriously cuz they lose games like this??? Hmm, I want to go back 2 weeks
ago when the lakers lost to a worse off team than the rockets, the Hornets, whom
the lakers lost to on the road just 2 weeks ago. Then last sunday they got blown
out by San Antonio at home, Blown out by 19! People, if you didn't
see this coming then shame on you, I wrote a post last night but i'm guessing it
was offensive since it's not on here. They are not going to win every game,
especially a back to back when they are short players. Does this
mean they are sinking and can't get up?? I don't know... The lakers have lost 4
out of their last 6.. Are they done too??? The Nuggets have been on a spiral and
lost 4 out of 5 on their last road trip, 1 coming from a buzzer beater from
Melo. These are the two best teams in the west and you guys are
crying over one game. Wow
Kevin Durant on the close loss to Denver (which didn't even play the night
before)"No excuses. No excuses."
Todd come on, Avery?? He didn't get his team that had elite status players that
are probably going to the hall of fame with him and couldn't produce, what makes
you think he's going to be our catalyst??I didn't see Dirk playing
any defense when he was coaching there. Oh and it's easy to have that record
when you have the league MVP and hall of fame Point Guard. Give some
better options than that, there's a reason he doesn't have a job yet and it' not
because he's being picky.I'm quite interested Todd in what your
opinion is on the Lakers and Nuggets whom, both have lost more games over the
last 2 weeks than the Jazz have with the Lakers having an easier schedule and
yet you still seem to have this woe is me attitude. The real problem
on this board is you got fans that dream for the perfect 82 win season and that
just isn't going to happen in the west, there are good teams from 1 to 11 in the
west, Case and point: Lakers lose to the Hornets 2 weeks ago
Chokers and quitters, to come down to houston and not even show up is
embarrasing. At least OKC showed up in a playoff team in denver and made a game
of it. Jazz do not deserve to be in the playoffs. PATHETIC EFFORT!
that was a tough game. houston had no pressure on them as they are already out
of the playoffs which made for them hitting tons of threes. jazz have the heart
and they played with all the energy they had, they just didn't have much.
they'll bounce back and win the rest of their games. the game against the suns
will be one to watch for sure.
Re: STD, I bet STD and the other negative posts that are on here saying,
pathetic effort and they don't deserve to make the playoffs are the same guys
that after the Cavs game where the Jazz won with a game winner are the same guys
that bought Jersey's the next day and were saying Jazz fans for life.The Jazz don't need you type of fans, they are called bandwagon fans, when the
going gets tough the scared ones always turn on you.They beat
orlando, boston, cleveland, swept portland, swept san antonio, but yeah, you're
right STD they don't deserve to be in the playoffs after a loss on the road to
the rockets, how pathetic of them.Lets bash on the lakers too, whom
lost to charlott, whom we beat on the road, the lakers lost to them by 15... I
bet your the same type that says we need to be more like the lakers, but they
seem to have lost to .500 teams too on the road... Oh how the wheels
come off on fair weather fans
i wasnt able to watch the game but judging from the comments in here, i think it
was really a very bad game for the jazz. but i dont blame them nor anyone for
it. its tough going back-to-back games especially doing it on the road the nxt
game, and facing two .500 teams. the record of houston doesnt show how tough
they are to beat cause when theyre on, theyre on. it also didnt help the morale
of the jazz when theyr were constantly criticized of being lucky to win over
okc. man, the jazz can beat them any given day, even @ okc. with the way thing
are leading to, i predict that the jazz will take the 3rd spot, why? with denver
having the toughest 4 game sched and the jazz will face pheonix for their last
game of the reg season. if they win their last 3 games, and denver doubtful to
sweep their remaining 4 games, theyll win a tie-breaker bet pheonix to secure
the 3rd spot guaranteed
@NGB, Just because we bash on our beloved Jazz doesn't mean we are fair
weathered fans. It's called passion for your team. If the loss in houston didn't
bother you, either you are an optimistic fan or your ok with mediocrity. Keep in
mind if it wasn't for that no call against Durant, the jazz would be riding a 2
game losing streak. I could stomach that a lot more than the effort they gave in
Front office? You too?Avery was a finalist for Detroit-his probably
stubborness wanting the perfect deal was why he did not agree to terms. You are
becoming like Blaunch and Doug. When will you guys see the light? Hello?Maybe a prayer can happen and the Fakers win tonight, Outside of
this-we are not talking about losing a game or two. You must watch little NBA
outside Jazz, it is not only the loss but lack of focus, and effort. Period.
Back to back is garbage. It is an excuse. If it a must win game the Lakers
will win the game. The pressure has not been on the Lakers, they play possum.
They have been the #1 seed since training camp. they know come playoffs the refs
are in theyr'e corner also.There is no defense on this squad. I
have no rhyme or reason to convince you, I am not playing I am not getting paid.
You have to hope for effort every night as a fan but cannot control any of
it.I am not defending Fes. He probably feels "what is the
difference I am sitting anyway". That is a natural human
@Todd, ok well if you are going to say that the lakers can lack focus because
the refs are on their side then it can be easily stated that the small market is
affecting us and we're doing the best we can.Todd, I agree that
things aren't perfect here. No I am not a front office man or trying to protect
the shield, but you were right in your observation, i watch a lot of basketball,
both college and NBA and what I see on these boards half the time is garbage.As for you and your gangs posts, I actually quite enjoy reading them and
look forward everyday to checking them. I dont always agree with them, but I
value the opinion and thats why im always asking you questions and trying to see
how you'll respond.Agreed with the effort, it wasn't there, but
effort comes from within, No matter how much you hate jerry all he can do is
draw up the diagram, but it's up to the players to play and give the effort.
Blame them, not Jerry, the CJ's on the jazz are whats hurting this team
Tired of the Jerry bashing. Todd and the like believe that everything will be
better after 2 seasons if only Kev and Sloan are replaced. Magically the Jazz
will never lose on another back to back neither will they be defeated by a below
.500 team. I understand the frustrations but get a grip and come
back to reality. Welcome to the highs and lows of an NBA season. Who believes
that the Jazz are the only ones that goes through games like these? Lakers lost to SA, -they don't have any heart blah blah blahSA
lost to PHX -Back to back is no excuse blah blah, can't believe we got swept by
UT, Coach POP is past his prime, get rid of him its all his fault.
San Antonio matches up better with the Lakers. Lakers do not intimidate San
Antonio in any way, on the other hand Jazz players soil their pants when they
have to face the Lakers