NBA Playoffs 2012, Spurs Vs. Jazz Game 4 Game Thread - The Final Countdown

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 5: Fans walk into EnergySolutions Arena for Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playsoffs on May 05, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Loading Scores

Game 4: San Antonio Spurs (3-0) @ Utah Jazz (0-3)

Jazz have heart.

If you are an old timey Jazz fan you may remember the accusation levied at the Utah Jazz years ago when they first made the playoffs. Frank Layden was the coach then, and our team of one way players, youth, and castaways were not expected to win. They were apparently a team without "heart". Frank Layden was an unconventional, charismatic coach. He loved to lighten the mood. He wasn't the rigid disciplinarian like Jerry Sloan (one of his assistants), or the old school Xs and Os coach like Phil Johnson (another assistant). Layden was a big picture guy, and an old school leader. He did not overlook things like morale, and what the media was saying.

The Jazz players were accused of not having a heart. So you know what he did? He brought in an artificial heart into the locker room before a game and said "well, I guess they can stop saying we don't have heart now." (Not a direct quote) This Jazz team needs to show some heart tonight.

A win would be great. But even if they don't win tonight -- they can still play with heart. We know they have it, because it took a lot of heart to finish the season with 9 wins in their last 13 games. The Jazz have heart. They don't have to win the series. Or even win this game. They just need to play with heart for 48 minutes (and/or also for 5 over times).

And they will.

Starters:

Spurs @ Jazz
Tony Parker PG Devin Harris
Danny Green SG Gordon Hayward
Kawhi Leonard (?) SF Paul Millsap
Boris Diaw (?) PF Derrick Favors
Tim Duncan C Al Jefferson

Yes, we're going big. I don't know what Gregg Popovich will do.

Liner Notes:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker