17 March 2009
Ross Siler wonders if Jerry's ejection was the fastest in NBA history, Unfortunately Elias doesn't keep track of that kind of stuff.
The Daily Dime talks about the Utah Jazz bench having the best +/- in the league.
" The Jazz' rotation has come into focus now that Carlos Boozer is healthy. With Boozer back in the starting lineup, Paul Millsap instantly becomes the best backup big man in basketball. His playing time took a bit of a hit earlier in the month, but his production hasn't dropped off a lick. If the past week is any indication, Jerry Sloan feels comfortable divvying up the Jazz' 96 frontcourt minutes evenly among Boozer, Millsap, and starting center Mehmet Okur.
Utah's bench is a nice menagerie of role players. Kyle Korver is a deadly spot-up shooter. Brevin Knight is a dependable point guard for eight minutes a night. Matt Harpring is a grabby, irrepressible brute who will annoy the opposition. And Andrei Kirilenko is Andrei Kirilenko. Along with Millsap, this group has learned to perform those roles to perfection, as illustrated during the Jazz' recent win streak, which is why they're the NBA's best reserve unit by +/-."
D-Will and Korver where down in Utah County yesterday taking 18 at Thanksgiving Point. Deron has a standing tee time every Sunday if there are no Jazz games. The only reason I know this, is because my P.I. told me, it's are dirty job but someone has to know what D-will is doing at all times. Deron will play tonight.
Utah Jazz VS. Washington Wizards Preview
After three losses, one which we lost, one which we completely collapsed, and one where we didn't show up, it is good to be home against a crappy East team. Washington has only won five road games all year and it seems as though they gave up before the season even started. Of the top of my head I can't think of one player that has screwed a franchise with injuries more than Gilbert Arenas, maybe Elton Brandt, Tracy McGrady (they are better without him), Penny Hardaway, are just a few that I can think of.
On the podcast I mentioned I would walk home from the game tonight if they lost, and I have since resinded that statement. I will just be super frustrated and go in to bubble breaker mode for two weeks.
There are two players on Washington that can beat us Caron Butler (who will probably be out) and A. Jamison . We have nine players that can beat them, this should be a cakewalk tonight.
You can expect spectacular games out of Deron Williams and Mehmet Okur tonight, the spread is Jazz -15 which they should cover easily.
Stat of the Night. The Jazz are 19-2 over the past three years when coming of a road trip of 3 or more games. (That' not a real stat but it sounds close.)
Real Stat of the Night- The Utah Jazz are good at the ESA.
Game of the Night- CAVS @ MAGIC great game. -S
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