High Notes #11

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By Spencer Campbell

The Sky's the limit for the Utah Jazz... sort of

It’s not as though the Jazz so suddenly are all fat-headed and full of themselves. There’s always a qualifier somewhere in their mix, like Corbin’s afterthought: "We’re not completely there yet, but we’re getting better as a group."

This article was written between the Spurs game and the Phoenix game. Kind off telling now. I don't think we have big heads, but our confidence is/was sky high. I think that a lot of people, including Corbin, felt that this was a trap game. I also know that the ownership and upper management are repeating the sentiment that we are not their yet; however, we are getting better as a group. Or at least that is what my thoughts were before the losses to PHX and MEM. I will take 4-2 over 6 games anytime. The hard part is that it could have been 6-0... missed opportunities.

Gordon Hayward Highlights from the Houston Game. I like these iso videos.

Iso breakdown videos are different than highlight videos, Hayward had a great night against Hou, but it got shuffled into the loss. I think Marvin, DeMarre and Hayward are all learning from each other. It seems that each of these guys are doing non stat sheet stuff, almost like they are having a contest to see who can be the most disruptive/defensive minded.

Kanter Goes Back to the Bench

"I was really nervous before the game," Kanter said. "And then after I talked to Al and he just talked to me and I felt so much more comfortable. He gave me so much confidence."

Al Jefferson 'Proud" of Enes Kanter.

"I could run 10 miles," Big Al said while walking to his car en route to a doctor's appointment. He paused and jokingly added, "with you on my back."

Despite what you may think about Al as a player, you can't deny that he is a good person/teammate and mentor for the younger guys. These stories are starting to become routine. Al may be one of the reasons that the clubhouse is sticking together, despite playing time and other internal issues. I am not the only one who thinks this...Spencer Hall from Salt City Hoops had similar sentiments on the Saturday Show.

Lakers still aren't getting it together

The Lakers still aren't getting it together under new coach Mike D'Antoni, and the Utah Jazz exposed them again.

Quotes from upset Laker Fans. I love watching the Lakers suffer, even if it is for a short period of time.

Wow, The Lakers are a really terrible basketball team.

They are getting punked, at home, by a 11-10 Jazz team, and letting them shoot 57% for the game.

Laker’s don’t even look like a playoff team at this moment – let alone a contender.

Ugh.

I give up, it’s worthless to get into discussions about this team. They are awfully underachieving now.
I think of Steve Nash, and take the boxscore with a grain of salt. I won’t read the forums and blogs until lakers show some life, it’s unbearably awful at the moment. You can discuss all the Pau’s, Steve’s, Mike’s, but this fan is tired of getting disappointed every game.

That look on Jack’s face says it all. He can’t believe that he’s paying 10k a ticket, or whatever it costs him, to watch this crap.

Really not a matter of coaching, desire, or execution – the Jazz simply have more good players up and down their lineup and the Lakers are overmatched. End of story.

Devastated isn’t the word. This team looks so far from contender status. It doesn’t help me to think about the incredible pressure on Nash when he returns. He is being universally expected to singlehandedly turn around the Laker season…and establish peace between Israel and Palestine, cure cancer, end the NHL lockout, win Dancing With the Stars, etc.

Devastated isn’t the word. This team looks so far from contender status. It doesn’t help me to think about the incredible pressure on Nash when he returns. He is being universally expected to singlehandedly turn around the Laker season…and establish peace between Israel and Palestine, cure cancer, end the NHL lockout, win Dancing With the Stars, etc.

Paul Millsap Postgame from Lakers. Audio

It's fun to come out and beat the Lakers on the their home court

Enes "Houdini Copperfield Blain" Kanter

Horry Scale: Williams Saves Jazz

Williams dribbles out near the wing, gets about two feet behind the 3-point line and lets fly with Green closing out nicely. All net and buzzer, though.

Mo Saves the Day! Love the result, hate the execution.

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