JAZZ GAME REWIND – Burke’s buzzer-beater lifts Hayward and the Jazz

Did you miss the Jazz game? Do you want to know who played well and what the key stretch of the game was? Tune in to Jazz Game Rewind to get a recap on last night’s action. Voiced by Austin Facer.

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Buzzer beating Burke gives Jazz win in New York

  • How fun is this season?
  • A game after a meltdown down the stretch, the Jazz got better. The Jazz were down 5 and proceeded to score on 7 straight possessions. What a contrast from the night prior.
  • Trey Burke hit the game-winner and it was awesome, but the story of the night was Gordon Hayward going head-to-head with Carmelo Anthony and holding his own.   He held his own matching the game’s best scorer bucket for bucket. He didn’t back down when Melo tried to punk him. When Melo flashed an elbow, he stood up for himself. This was a huge night for Gordon. He wrote in his blog about how he doesn’t feel he can get bullied anymore. Tonight he not only didn’t get bullied, he was every bit the player Carmelo was. 33 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals is a mammoth night. Only 12 players have had that combination in one night since 2010.
  • This is what being a Jazz fan is all about right now. To have watched Gordon mature into this player has been a wonderful process. At times it was rocky. At times he seemed overwhelmed. But now that he has grown mentally and physically, now that he has learned from the past experiences, he is developing into one of the best players in the game.
  • The Jazz made the final 12 free throws they took in the fourth quarter. They hit both of 5 straight trips to the line. Favors made two big time free throws with 23 seconds left. Prior to those two, Favors was just 2-for-6 in his career in the final 24 seconds of a game.
  • Carmelo was pretty awesome on the offensive end. He scored 16 of the final 18 points for the Knicks. The Jazz made him work, but he is simply that good. I didn’t see a lot of triangle late in the game.
  • Really happy for Trey Burke. The start of the season has been hard for him shooting, but he has done a nice job of doing other things for the team and tonight he had another big passing night with 8 more assists. I think he is close to 8 assists a game for the last three games.
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the NBA in the second quarter and it came back to get them again. They were outscored 24-17. It started to happen again in the fourth quarter, but Snyder went back to the main guys in a hurry.
  • Derrick and Gordon are beginning to get more and more consistent. When they have a good night, you need Alec or Trey to join them and more often than not you will get the win. Tonight, Trey had 13 points and 8 assists.
  • Enes Kanter got pulled early in the third quarter for something. I’m not sure, but I would presume defensively. Then the Knicks slid Carmelo to the 4 and there was no longer a matchup for Enes to guard for the rest of the night.
  • The Knicks were super shorthanded and lost Shumpert to start the night, but Carmelo is big time and he keeps them in games. The Jazz had to battle every possession again, and they got a little bit better doing it tonight.
  • Wins are good, they are a lot better than losses.

POSTCAST – Trey Burke joins Postcast, and Locke and Booner breakdown the win

TIPOFF – November 14 – Before Australia goes to bed and Utah wakes up

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you his daily podcast, opening with the NBA 5 and then moving into a deep dig on the Utah Jazz.

TIPOFF – November 13 – Zeros late in the game

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you his daily podcast, opening with the NBA 5 and then moving into a deep dig on the Utah Jazz.

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz late-game misses mean defeat in Atlanta

  • The Jazz played very well tonight. They just didn’t close as well as you would have liked. If you look at the complete effort, it was a strong night. Solid effort. Good game plan. Good tempo. Lots of areas of improvement.
  • The problem is that improvement is not losing to winning—it’s from losing last year to competing. The Jazz got 48 minutes of competition tonight and they’ll learn from the late-game plays. Frankly, some of it was just missing shots. Last year, the Jazz were getting run out of the gym. Tonight, the Jazz were in the game and should have probably won.
  • Jazz did play a different style defensively and they forced a ton of turnovers tonight—22 turnovers forced tonight against a team that didn’t turn it over much this year. This was different than the game against the Pacers, who were turning it over it a ton but the Jazz were passive.
  • The Jazz had a good plan on Korver—he didn’t get a single three out of their offense.
  • This was a game of runs. The Jazz opened 11-4 and the Hawks followed with a 14-5 run till they were tied at the end of the first quarter. The Jazz went on a 12-0 run to take their largest lead at 50-37, then the Hawks closed on an 18-2 run at the end of the first half. The Jazz then jumped out in the third and lead 88-82 after three, and took a 90-82 lead before the Hawks went on a 7-0 run. The Jazz then followed with a 7-0 run and the Hawks closed the game on an 11-0 run to win.
  • Trey Burke played a nice game tonight. His shot didn’t fall by the end of the night and his numbers weren’t that good, but he had a double-double, he conducted the game well, and he had 11 assists.
  • Paul Millsap was awesome tonight—30 points, 17 rebounds (a huge offensive board late in the game) 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. He has evolved in such a terrific way. It’s truly incredible. What a testament to his work and desire.
  • Enes Kanter had a nice night. He hit two threes, he played well in the block and he hit the baseline jumper. That ‘s the perfect offensive game for Enes. Utah’s offense is much better when he’s on the floor. The numbers don’t show that he is killing the team defensively or even hurting the team defensively.
  • Gordon Hayward sat the final 6:38 of the second quarter with two fouls, and the Hawks went on a 20-8 run while he was on the bench.
  • Utah scored just 9 points in the fourth quarter and went scoreless the final 4:34.  Here are the possessions down the stretch: 3:52 left (97-89)—Hayward misses an 18-footer as shot clock was going off. Utah got into the possession late and ran on the exterior for the possession. Hayward slipped coming around a curl and then got it to Trey, who got it back to Gordon and he was run off the 3-point line and stepped into an open-but-rushed 20-footer. 3:30 left (97-91)—Burke lets the clock run down to 10 before starting the play (a high pick-and-roll with Derrick Favors). Burke comes off the pick and gets tripped up and turns the ball over. 2:39 left (97-93)—Quin calls a specific play. It sets Hayward coming off a pin-down on a curl and he gets into the paint throws a cross-court pass to Kanter for a corner three and Kanter misses. 2:00 left (97-95)—Hayward lets the clock wind down to 8 and starts the offense on pick-and-roll with Favors. Atlanta doubles Gordon and he astutely retreats out and throws to the top to Alec, who has a wide-open three from the top and misses. 1:19 left (97-95)—Hayward gets a good look off a set play and misses. :46 left (97-98)—Burke drives left side of the lane and Millsap blocks it. :28 left (97-98)—Inbound play gets busted up and Favors turns at the top of the lane and goes to the basket and then throws a bullet past Trevor Booker for a turnover.
  • This was a well-played game and the Jazz are getting better. They need to make one or two defensive stops or one offensive play. That is close.

TIPOFF – November 12 – Why too many numbers way too early

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you his daily podcast. He opens with the NBA 5 and then moves into a deep dig on the Utah Jazz.