I love seeing the LAL lose. Especially in LA. Wewt.
The key to the team is AJ. Big Al is playing fantastic. A high number of
players on the roster are playing with open ended contracts which expire.
Carroll played at Mizzou and is playing at a high pace. He left it all on the
floor and fouled out right in front of Jack Nicholson (The truth, you can't
handle the truth). This was a solid performance. One nit picker is the fact
that when LA was making its run, Foye chunked up a three pointer and that is why
Kobe had the ball with 35 seconds left and down by 5. The Jazz have to play
great for 40 minutes and not 39:30. With Gosol, it would have been tougher.
However, they were without Favors. All in all, it was a satisfying night with
the wife of Arnold watching in "Tinseltown".
I hope these last 2 games are a preview of what we will see the rest of the
season. The Toronto game at home was such a great game, but it was Toronto.
Last nights game was more satisfying to me because the Jazz played great again
but it was on the road against what should be a great team. We all know the
Lakers are not playing great but they were at home and had 2 superstars on the
court. Gasol didn't play but the coach has been benching him in games
lately anyway because the chemistry with Howard hasn't been good. We also
didn't have Favors available and he would be our best defender against
players like Howard. We also had to overcome some unreal 3 point shooting from
the Lakers but even with that the Jazz stayed in command. Kanter was a beast
again and really abused the Lakers in the paint. Keep it up Jazz.
Great win but it was a win we should have gotten given how bad the Lakers are
right now. D'Antoni is not a great coach unless he has Steve
Nash. D'Antoni owes Steve Nash alot of money because without him his
career would be nothing. Talk about over rated. He has never had an ounce of
coaching success without Nash. Anyways, the Lakers will instantly be alot
better when Nash is back.Kanter is just 20 and has footwork of a big
man 5 years his senior. He is raw but what a ridiculous beast he is on the
block. There are so few players that love physical contact like he does.
Meanwhile, back at the sissy ranch, Jefferson takes his first freethrow of the
game in the 4th quarter. AJ is good offensively but acts like he will get the
plague if there is contact.Sharing the ball is the way this team
succeeds. AJ standing and waiting out the shotclock to shoot over a double team
while team mates stand and watch is what causes problems. Hopefully someone can
get this into his head.We pass alot we win. Pretty simple.
Great win for the Jazz. I never tire of seeing Kobe and the Lakers frustrated.
Big week coming up with San Antonio and Memphis at home. The Jazz should be
able to drop Phoenix on the road. Its possible to Jazz go 3-0, but 2-1 is still
a positive. As long as they defend the three better, they win all three.
The NBA needs to clean up its refereeing. I watched Howard switch his pivot
foot three times on one play (thanks to slow motion)... ignored. Kobe flops
after he purposefully charges into defenders, with or without the ball. If a
player fouls, call them, consistently.
Wow, where are all the whiners? Usually there are half a dozen comments here
about why they were unhappy with this win. I think there are Jazz fans who
would complain even if we won the championship. Still not sure why people think
they have reason to dog on Big Al. Jazz Source always has something negative to
say about him. Some days it is defense (can't use that one today since he
held Howard to 11 points), other days it is shot choice, this time he is
focusing on passing. Every player has flaws, and if all you look for is those
flaws, you will find them. Jefferson has been amazing for us. We are lucky to
have him. Unfortunately, we have too many people who are too blind to see how
fortunate we are.
@DustinAl Jefferson didnt held Dwight Howard to 11 points...come
on...are you serious? first of all...Al Jefferson didnt held Dwight Howard to 11
points...Dwight Howard only had 10 attempts during that game...and he was in
foul trouble...clearly...shows why he only has 11 pts...not because of Big Al
Jefferson's Defense...to be honest...i love Big Al's post moves...and
i think he has a lot of back to the basket moves in his arsenal...but Jazz
Source is right...Big Al is a sissy on D...countless times i'ved seen him
play soft and sometimes matador defense...i agree that we are lucky to have
him...but...isnt the key player that we need...i just find it really sad...that
you credited Big Al for Dwight's 11 pts...when clearly there are a lot of
factors for that...for one Kobe returning to his ball hog self...and another one
is foul trouble...so please just for an entire game focus on just big Al...dont
follow the ball...just focus on him when watching...and you will see what im
The Jazz have the talent to be really good. It's refreshing to watch the 3
ball drop from time to time as well. Mo's assists are steadily increasing
as he trusts his team. Tyrone seems to be learning from his mistakes. I enjoy
that he plays the hot hand. Sloan used to stick to his rotation no matter what.
Paul looked great. It was almost like he was on parade for the Lakers.
I agree with many of the comments and really hope our boys can keep playing at
this level, with this kind of tenacity. Millsap is back!!I still
don't feel Corbin is the coach for the Jazz, but it doesn't look like
they'll be replacing him any time soon...so, play with energy boys, because
you're going to go as far as your raw talent will let you this season.I think the next game against San Antonio will give us all a pretty good
indication of where the Jazz are as a team.Go Jazz!!!!