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Jeremy Evans Owns All Your Preseason Dunks- The Downbeat #866

The Daily Doings of the Utah Jazz on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The streak is over. We knew it would come to an end but it still kind of hurts even though its just the preseason.

The Jazz lost a close game to the L.A. Clippers last night 96-94 at the Staples Center.


  • Starters were meh and then yuck
  • Paul Millsap's line doesn't show the fire that he played with against Blake Griffin
  • Bench was AMAZING
  • Jeremy's play on Turiaf should have ended the game right then and there

This is how I felt in the 3rd quarter:Screen_shot_2012-10-18_at_12
But this is how I should have felt throughout the game:


btw amar's tweet was in response to Clint's tweet:


I am most excited this year to see this team mesh and play as a team. It is hard for me to temper my excitement about our young kids. I see what they did in the 2nd and 4th quarters and it makes me squeal with excitement. I see how the starters played (especially in the 3rd) and its hard not to desire to see the bench take the floor.

I agree with Amar though, this team has to play as a team, it has to win as a team. It can't be on one individual player. Yet the starters seem to lapse into that one-on-one iso play of last year that I hate more than anything. Lets play as a team Jazz, lets play fast, that's how you'll win!

What is going on with the starters?


  • They seem to not play the same offense that the bench plays
  • They seem to like to take on the responsibility of the game as an individual effort
  • Marvin is not included he seems to be doing well
  • Paul and Al seemed to play well together last year but this year they haven't clicked (yet)
  • Will this all change when the regular season begins and if so, how?

In case you haven't seen it yet:

  • Jeremy Evans is incredible
  • Jeremy Evans brings a lot of fun to the game
  • Alec Burks reaction is priceless
  • Plays like this build chemistry


I answered:


(I want to point out I was first in reporting on winning as a team, Amar was not ;) )

What is your answer to Greg?