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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

4.8.08 Jazz @ Hornets

For real Christopher? Get out of his way!


N
ot everyone thought tonight's basketball match was very much fun. Isn't that right Christopher?

After tonight's wickedly awful shooting performance by our two "Future of the NBA" star players, I've decided we should look down another avenue for a rivalry...

and so it begins...


Ronnie Price


versus

Jannero Pargo


Let's start the debate: Who made the better decision for backup PG?

Does Jannero feel like he has a chip on his shoulder because the Jazz offered Ronnie a 2 year 2m deal?

Who will be the first to average 10 points and 4.5 assists? While Ronnie is quicker, I really like Jannero's size. It allows him to post up a little more. However Ronnie can get to the whole with such ease. This is a debate that ......

I'm bored. Let's move on.


Did anyone else notice the scoring tonight came in bunches of 6? That first half was pretty excruciating to watch. I was sure that CP3 and D-Will were going to bust out the second half and go at each others throats.
As you can see...it didn't happen. Thanks for the combined 4-22 effort gentlemen. Don't worry though Chris, as long as you keep sleeping around with every media outlet in the nation, you will win MVP. While the Jazz didn't look great, the Hornets looked even worse. Nothing like two teams holding each other to season lows in scoring...on the same night.


Booner hit it on the head, The Jazz D was excellent tonight. People can say "but NO didn't shoot the ball, that is why they lost."


No shiz Sherlock. It's because the shot clock was running down and they couldn't get a clean look. Also known as the opposing team playing good defense. Come up with a better excuse than that Hornets fans.


I'm waiting for MoneyMan Memo's speech. Gather up your suitcases, pets, and children....it's time to get on the bandwagon.


Final Score: Jazz 77, Hornets 66

Links:
Basketball John
Biased Fan
Frank Layden Lovers
Hornets 24/7
ESPN



****Rather than update my game recap, I passed the torch to My Utah Jazz reader Mark. Here is what he had to say about the game...it basically mirrors my thoughts.

Mark said...
I can honestly say I have never seen back to back better 'DEFENSIVE' games by a Jazz team, and I have been a JazzFanMan ever since the move to SLC, so that's been awhile. How unreal (and uncharacteristic for this years team anyway) is it to hold last year’s champs to 64 and then the west conference leaders to 66? A hypnotist must have told them before the NO game that "you are the Jazz, you are still in NO, this is a home game!”

They sure looked like the home team. A couple of things that stood out and I still can’t believe; 22 turnovers on the road and still win, and (thanks to DJ for this one,) The Jazz score 9 in the 4th and still win by 11? Holy hell!! We ARE in a parallel universe. They continue to play defense like this and nobody can touch them home OR away. The entire team played defense. I honestly think the reason we only scored 77 was our intense focus on the ‘D,’ and in the end it’s a ‘W.’ Doesn’t really matter if the final scores are 55 to 51 as long as we win although scores like that won’t be good for ratings but ‘oh well.’

The ‘Turk’ is the key. Memo is an animal and whatever special place that man is in KEEP HIM THERE! To have the two cold war boys start the game like that for us is like, wow! Jerry has also tightened the rotation to his ‘playoff’ rotation and I like it. Everyone played great overall, everyone hustled even though a couple of guys could have shot the ball a little better, ok, a LOT better (you know who you are KK.) Can we not go to a Jr. high in visiting cities, hand out about 10 or 12 Jazz blue shirts and give them tickets to the game? (My personal favorite of Mark's comment)

Boozer is playing both ends, Memo is playing like and all-star, and DW’s team wins regardless of his personal stats, a ‘true’ point guard in every sense. CP3 and DW both only score 4 but who’s team dominates the entire game. Who ‘leads’ his team as a point guard should and thinks ‘team first?’

Bottle this guys. There is no reason they can’t go 4-0 the rest of the way playing like this. And one more thing, there was a shot of West, CP3, & Peja that was pure Deja Vue from the Spurs game when Parker, Duncan, & ManoFlop were sitting there late in the game and they knew it was over. Sweetness.

Thanks Mark.

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Mark said...
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Mark said...

I can honestly say I have never seen back to back better 'DEFENSIVE' games by a Jazz team, and I have been a JazzFanMan ever since the move to SLC, so that's been awhile. How unreal (and uncharacteristic for this years team anyway) is it to hold last year’s champs to 64 and then the west conference leaders to 66? A hypnotist must have told them before the NO game that "you are the Jazz, you are still in NO, this is a home game!” They sure looked like the home team. A couple of things that stood out and I still can’t believe; 22 turnovers on the road and still win, and (thanks to DJ for this one,) The Jazz score 9 in the 4th and still win by 11? Holy hell!! We ARE in a parallel universe. They continue to play defense like this and nobody can touch them home OR away. The entire team played defense. I honestly think the reason we only scored 77 was our intense focus on the ‘D,’ and in the end it’s a ‘W.’ Doesn’t really matter if the final scores are 55 to 51 as long as we win although scores like that won’t be good for ratings but ‘oh well.’ The ‘Turk’ is the key. Memo is an animal and whatever special place that man is in KEEP HIM THERE! To have the two cold war boys start the game like that for us is like, wow! Jerry has also tightened the rotation to his ‘playoff’ rotation and I like it. Everyone played great overall, everyone hustled even though a couple of guys could have shot the ball a little better, ok, a LOT better (you know who you are KK.) Can we not go to a Jr. high in visiting cities, hand out about 10 or 12 Jazz blue shirts and give them tickets to the game? Boozer is playing both ends, Memo is playing like and all-star, and DW’s team wins regardless of his personal stats, a ‘true’ point guard in every sense. CP3 and DW both only score 4 but who’s team dominates the entire game. Who ‘leads’ his team as a point guard should and thinks ‘team first?’ Bottle this guys. There is no reason they can’t go 4-0 the rest of the way playing like this. And one more thing, there was a shot of West, CP3, & Peja that was pure Deja Vue from the Spurs game when Parker, Duncan, & ManoFlop were sitting there late in the game and they knew it was over. Sweetness.

Ron Boone said...

I would love to go 4-o mark, but I just looked at our schedule, here it is:

@ Minnesota
@ New York
@ Charlotte
@ Miami

Nah, although I know we are capable of winning all four games, it's going to be tough. If we go 2-2 I will be happy.

Nice win last night Lakers.

Oh, and I love D-Will's apology to Melo after the game. I never heard Melo say this but I guess he predicted the McNuggets to win the Northwest. Wish I was there when he said it and wish I was there last night when we wrapped it up. Feel free to keep your mouth shut Melo.

Love, MY UTAH JAZZ!

C.B. Jack said...

I was going to more in to depth on my recap, but I have decided that Mark said everything for me and so I have copied and pasted Marks comments into my recap. Thanks for making my life easy Mark.

Mark Mark...just wanted to see if I could type it 5 times in one comment.

Mark said...

I have a dream. Follow this link and I 'dream' that the number one and two on this list are in the Finals this year.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/powerranking
Join me in this dream.

Mark said...
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Mark said...

Try "Mark, Mark, Mark" three times and think hair-lip dog. It works!

C.B. Jack said...

True that. I would LOVE a Jazz/Celtics Finals...

Hey MoneyMan, we are all waiting on the speech...

Ron Boone said...

I could not help but notice the callers this morning on DJ and PK making comments about how ESPN didn't even mention D-Will's 16 assists but made several references to CP's 9. I am glad every Jazz fan is aware of how pathetic the media is.

P.S. On an unrelated note, if DJ and PK are reading this I would love to talk about employment opportunities within the media.

Mark said...

Oh and booner, I had to re-look at your final 4 games and then I must flip-flop and go with a 1 - 3 record. My bad. Forgive me please!

Boozers Hammy said...

I dont know if any of you caught this, but the Jazz have now held consecutive opponents to their season low's and for San Antonio it was a franchise low. They are also the first and only team in the NBA to hold team to below 70 points in back to back games. That is some damn fine defensive that is being played gentleman. I need to see it 3 more times in the last 4 games to become a true convert, but brothers I am feeling the defensive spirit in my life right now and I love it!

K-wonder said...

Love the post. The ESPN video link included one of the worst game recaps I have ever heard though. What is wrong with that guy's voice?

C.B. Jack said...

well it wasn't a big game for them. Apparantly they let the intern do it . Did you see it was a whopping 41 seconds long? The Seattle vs. Minnesota game gets longer recaps then these two small market teams. Pathetic.