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Utah Jazz: Will they make it to the five spot?

The Utah Jazz have hit an amazing stride with the return of the Gobert – Favors line up. The Jazz finished the run up to the all star break winning seven of the last eight. But, is the team good enough to make it up to the fifth spot in the west? In this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Andy Larsen from Salt City Hoops and KSL. We talk about the improved play...
Via TornBySports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward explains why you should care about eSports

Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward has been very open about his passion for eSports, and he now wants to help viewers who still don't understand why watching people play video games has become ridiculously popular.  In an essay for The Players' Tribune, Hayward concludes that confused traditional sports fans should stop worrying so much about the definition of a "sport," and instead...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where are the Utah Jazz after the winning streak?

The Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night by beating the Dallas Mavericks in overtime by a score of 121-119 in Dallas, Texas. Utah had not notched a victory in Dallas since a 111-93 win Jan. 9, 2010. Rodney Hood was the toast of the night with a game-high 29 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer in front of Utah’s bench with 1.5 seconds to play...
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Utah Jazz big men leading renaissance

The Utah Jazz are currently riding a seven game winning streak and their defense over this stretch has been outstanding holding opponents to 85.0 ppg, which is 10.9 less than their season average. You can credit this vast defensive improvement to the return of Jazz big men Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. The importance of Rudy and Derrick to the success of the Jazz became evident...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms Episode 54: Utah Jazz – Magic Number 7!

Utah Jazz Magic Number 7 The Utah Jazz have won SEVEN in-a-row and are now sitting in SEVENTH place in the playoff picture! They defeated the Dallas Mavericks in OT in thrilling fashion. The dynamic duo of Rodney Hood and Gordon Hayward are making plays in clutch situations. Is the sky the limit for the young team? Can the Jazz push their streak to nine? Can they make it to the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Gordon Hayward hits buzzer beater as Utah beats Dallas

Gordon Hayward was clutch last night as he nailed this buzzer beater to lead Utah over Dallas…. Coming through clutch, @gordonhayward buries the game-winner for the @UtahJazz in OT! — NBA (@NBA) February 10, 2016 The post Watch: Gordon Hayward hits buzzer beater as Utah beats Dallas appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward Extends Jazz Win Streak with Buzzer-Beater

A photo posted by Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) on Feb 9, 2016 at 9:00pm PST Gordon Hayward came up big in the clutch nailing a buzzer-beater to sink the Mavs, extending the Jazz win streak to seven in a row. The longest row of W’s the Jazz have seen in six seasons. “I think we have a fight in us. It seems like every time we come here they punch us in the mouth early,” Hayward...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Pelicans Preview

Mention jazz during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and it's not going to make many people think of any Utah basketball teams. There might be more of a chance of the Beehive State being recognized on Bourbon Street this year with Quin Snyder's streaking team heading to the Big Easy a night after Fat Tuesday aiming to extend its own celebration through the All-Star break with a win over...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward lifts Jazz over Mavs 121-119 in OT for 7th straight

DALLAS (AP) Gordon Hayward hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer in overtime and the Utah Jazz extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 121-119 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Rodney Hood had a tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in regulation as the Jazz ended a 10-game losing streak in Dallas. Their last win on the Mavericks' home court...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz are going streaking

The Utah Jazz dropped the Chicago Bulls 105-96 in overtime in their third-straight win. Utah held Chicago to just three points in the extra frame after Bulls guard Derrick Rose knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds to play in regulation. Rose bowed towards the Jazz bench thinking he had put the final nail in the coffin for Utah. But Jazz forward Gordon Hayward answered...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors thinks mattress contributed to back problems

Jazz big man Derrick Favors was recently sidelined for 16 consecutive games due to back spasms. Turns out the whole thing may have been avoided altogether if he had just made a trip to Mattress King. In an interview ahead of Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls, Favors was asked what he could do to prevent the back from flaring up again and responded by singling out some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Hayward vs Hood: Dawn of a Playoff Team

In a couple of months we get the privilege to see Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters. People that know the comics, or those who read the last part of the title of that movie, know that this is the beginning of the justice league. I know what you are thinking; what does this have to do with the Jazz? People are putting Rodney Hood and Gordon Hayward against each other...
Via TornBySports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raja Bell calls Blake Griffin 'soft' after punching Clippers staffer

The more casual NBA fan will remember Raja Bell as the guy who clotheslined Kobe Bryant and ended up getting suspended for a game during the 2006 playoffs. But he was also an above-average three-and-D player who was known for speaking his mind.Bell pulled no punches (pun intended) when speaking about the Blake Griffin situation for CBS Sports. Griffin, of course, was involved in...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Hawks trade Jeff Teague to Jazz?

The Atlanta Hawks continue to float just outside the realm of NBA trade rumors with the deadline on approach. One name many hadn’t thought would come up, though, is point guard Jeff Teague. Now it has. With Atlanta perhaps ready to act as sellers at the deadline if things go south in the coming weeks, the Utah Jazz might make sense as a trade partner with names like Trey Burke...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker sets Martin Luther King Day record with 52 points in win over Jazz

Kemba Walker is having the best season of his five-year career, averaging 19.1 points per game entering Monday, but he took things to the next level during the Hornets’ game against the Jazz this afternoon. The former UConn star scored 52 points on 16-34 shooting in his team’s double-0vertime victory, adding nine rebounds, and eight assists for good measure. Walker’s 52 points...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant no longer planning to try for spot on Olympics team

    Kobe Bryant has reversed course and is no longer planning to play in the Olympics this summer. During the summer of 2015, there was talk that Bryant, who has announced this season will be his final one in the NBA, had interest in playing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. In fact, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo specifically said that Bryant wanted to earn a spot...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden: Fan who shined laser pointer at him ‘disrespectful’

James Harden indicated he doesn’t really care that the fan who recently shined a laser pointer at him as he shot free throws has been banned from attending NBA games for one year. In fact, he believes the offending party deserves it. “That’s just disrespectful, not just to a basketball player, anybody,” Harden said after the Houston Rockets’ practice Wednesday, via...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz fan banned for shining laser pointer at James Harden

A Utah Jazz fan reportedly has been banned from attending NBA games for one year after he was ejected for shining what appeared to be a laser pointer at James Harden during Monday’s game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Houston Rockets superstar became irate during the third quarter when he noticed a fan shining a laser pointer at him as he shot free throws, pointing out the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Lacking Jazz: Why Utah’s offense has struggled this season

The Utah Jazz can defend. Since trading Enes Kanter and inserting Rudy Gobert into the starting five at the deadline last season, Quin Snyder’s team has undergone a startling transformation. Utah was by the far the best defensive team in the final two months of the 2014-15 campaign, posting a 94.8 Defensive Rating that was three points per-100 possessions better than the second...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Slow start not a problem for Utah Jazz

Last year the Jazz blossomed after the All-Star break. The beginning of their run coincided with the three-way trade that sent Enes Kanter to Oklahoma City, opening up playing time for rim-protecting monster Rudy Gobert. They secured a 19-10 post-All-Star break record, and their peripherals were even more impressive. They were fifth in the league in point differential, behind only...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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