Great win for the Jazz! I hope we can use this as a spring board to more wins!
However, we need to improve our guard play from Harris and Bell. 2 for 16
shooting? We can do a lot better than that. Do we wait for season end to do
Just watcing the game now. I love DVR technology. I checked to see if they won
first. Beating the Lakers is Sweet! Some interestig stats from the game I have
looked up as I watch the game:Gasol and Bynum combined for 45 points
and 28 reboundsMillsap and Jefferson combined for 34 points and 26
reboundsKanter and Favors combined for 22 points and 14 reboundsSo in all the bigs for the Jazz went for 66 points and 40 rebounds.
How's that for depth down low. I am n the second quarter and I have seen Kanter
finish 2 layups in traffic. He is looking better as time goes on.The Lakers bench is abismal as is their point guard position I can't help but
think they are going to try a blockbuster trade this season, with the the roster
they have, they won'tget past th 2nd round. Good win for the Jazz tonight!
I meant the Jazz bigs combined for 56 points nad 40 rebounds. I wish we could
edit previous posts we make when we realize our errors.
Any indication which point guard runs this team better should have been cleared
up tonight. Harris continues to fade, and Watson clearly gets everyone involved.
I cannot imagine the Jazz holding onto Harris if they can deal him before the
trade deadline. Kanter and Favors both played well, Kanter's defense
finally wore down Bynum which changed the dynamics of this game. Millsap and
Jefferson both looked better after a couple of days rest. Jefferson almost
played defense tonight. I caught him rotating on the high post pick and roll!
Earl should be starting and Tinsley should be the back up and just let Harris
ride the pine. If Harris is a shoot first point guard and shoots 0-6 and only 3
assists why do we even let him play. It's not as if he as had any great games
even when he shot well he missed game winning free throws.
First, I want to give huge props to Kanter and Favors for their stellar play.
All you Kanter haters need to rethink things and remember he is 19. That boy is
showing more and more skill every game as he is learning, seriously. I love the
heart of both Kanter and Favors. They play hard and will only get better.Second, we have to have the worse backcourt (Harris and Bell) in the
league. These guys stunk it up once again and I'm only left to wonder what is
Corbin thinking? I am so sick of Bell trying to mix it up w/ Kobe--it's getting
old. I hope we deal at least Harris before the trade deadline. Watson had more
assists in one game than Harris has in 5 games....something is seriously wrong
w/ that. I am a little baffled that Tinsley played his heart out and seen no
time...He is a true PG who is an exceptional passer. More time for Tinsley and
less for Harris. Harris is third string. Harris NEEDS to go and I have held to
this since day one or when entering UT.Great victory boys....go
Hopefully this win will be a good send off for our young team now hitting the
road. Just stay with it guys and play together. Disregard all this media stuff
about what a disadvantage you have on the road. That is bogus crap, just give
effort, energy and play as you have and you will be fine. Come the end of
the year I'm betting the 2nd unit of Kanter, Favors, Howard, Miles or Burks,
with Watson running the show could beat the present 1st team starters hands
down! Proof the + - stats from last nights game if you believe that kind of
stuff. The future looks great fans, just be patient.
This has really got to hurt my friend the 'Utah Trailblazer Fan'...I hope you
are alright, we haven't heard from you since your loss to the Jazz...I hope all
is well, it is with the Jazz.
The Lakers are the standard to measure against. They always beat the Jazz
because of their intimidating size. That is why Favors and Kanter were brought
in. It works. The continued sticking point is the guard play of Harris. I
also miss the international flavor of the team. I believe that both of these
issues need to be addressed before the end of the season. At the end of
February, there will be signs of where they stand. Defintely, there are road
woes. Obviously, the team is moving in the right direction. Corbin is doing
well. Nevertheless, it was stated that in the game against Golden State that
the team stopped running plays and went to "run and gun". Someone
didn't follow Corbin's orders. Sound familiar?
For once a ref's call (non-call) actually DID determine the outcome of a
game---not the call itself, but the result: getting the Lakers' coach ejected
and players' mindsets off course. Just long enough for the Jazz to create a big
enough lead to not lose the game. In spite of Kobe's two treys in a row for a
6-0 run.However, I think the Lakers' minds were getting put off
course most of the night because they couldn't shake the Jazz and get much of a
lead themselves. They were obviously frustrated during stretches of the game, in
both halves. They weren't used to the Jazz playing them close.And,
it was nice to see Corbin have Hayward defend Kobe a lot, which also frustrated
him some. That match-up was mysteriously forgotten about in the previous loss by
the Jazz to the Lakers.Kanter needs to see more playing time. He's a
beast!Great game, Jazz!
Kanter will become the most skilled center Utah has ever had, by next year.
After that, its a matter of contracting and health (admittedly 2 very large
obstacles to him staying here). I really like his soft spoken personality.On Derick Favors, Two thumbs way up. I hope he's also here for the next 15
years, gets really rich, retires here, and rides off into the sunset with his
number in our rafters. I hope Jazz are respectfully involved in insuring
these young men have healthy, mature mentors. It's easy to forget that while
they have the mature bodies of men, they still have to grow their brains and
emotional health. It's tough in an environment swimming in riches and
Go Jazz! Make it so!
It is always a good win when the Jazz beat the Lakers! We saw some very good
play from our big men especially the young bigs on the second unit. The guards
on the 2nd unit showed tremendous play as well. Which brings up a point
concerning the play of our starting point Devin Harris. Dukester,fortydam,
forgetyourself,amgolfer,JBQ and others have brought up this point as well. The
unproductive play of Devin Harris is going to cost us some wins if it hasn't
already. It's all about winning and the season is a 3rd over with and it's time
to get the point right. The point guard depth chart should be 1- Earl Watson 2-
Jamaal Tinsley 3- Devin Harris. Especially with the brutal schedule ahead.
Watson and Tinsley are true point guards that distribute the ball where it needs
to go. They have a legitimate chance to lead our team into the playoffs. Let's
get it right and make that run! Go Jazz win!
Favors and Kanter were huge last night causing problems down low AND scoring.Watson needs to start and Tinsley has shown he deserves some time.Harris needs to go.
I agree with so many that have commented on Harris, IMO he has been a problem
since he got here, he is a shoot first point and not what we need.I was a
big Kanter fan and proponent of the Jazz drafting him, I can't understand why so
many people couldn't see his potential and skill set, all they had to do was
watch the film that was available. I know it wasn't much but it was obvious. I
know he hasn't accomplish anything yet (in reality) but again it is easy to see
he has a bright future and will only get better. I too think he can/will be the
best center the Jazz have ever had by the time he is finished here. The fact he
is a foreigner bodes well for us being able to keep him longer. Favors has
tremendous potential, he just needs to keep working hard and learn how to
develop it. Hopefully we will be able to keep both of these talented bigs and
our future front court looks good.Hopefully we can find a good young pass
first point guard in the draft.
I'm not sure why people keep talking about a trade when we are still winning. I
don't like watching Harris play, he is lazy and doesn't really improve the
players around him. However, he is an important part of this team, and the one
thing we need less than anything is an cancerous climate where players are being
shopped around to the highest bidder. We have seen how that kind of climate can
hurt teams. I say we keep this current roster together until the season is
over. Just making the playoffs will be a great accomplishment for these young
guys, and they will come back more mature next year. I think Watson
is still more effective off the bench. Perhaps Corbin should start Tinsley.
Our second unit is most likely the best in the NBA, but that doesn't mean they
are better than our starters. Remember their production is usually against the
bench players of other teams.
@ DustinThe Jazz are winning, but if a trade makes them better why
not make it?Also if Harris is not making players around him better
and is lazy, how do you say he is an important part of this team?If
you find a taker for Harris, pull the trigger and make the deal.
Bell has no business being on the floor in the 4th quarter. He did not slow
Kobe down anymoe than Hayward or Howard or CJ and all of them at least have a
chance at making a shot.Glad Corbin finally figured out tha Watson
if doing well needs to finish the 4th on the floor.Harpring is just
about as obnoxious as an announcer as Bell is as a shooter. Neither is doing
too good right now