9:09 PM EST, Sun February 19, 2017
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NBA All-Star Game 2017: Game Thread

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Game Thread

TNT / TBS 6:00 p.m. MT Tonight is the NBA All-Star Game! Woo! Get hyped! Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) vs Stephen Curry (Warriors) DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) vs James Harden (Rockets) Jimmy Butler (Bulls) vs Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) LeBron James (Cavaliers) vs Kevin Durant (Warriors) Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) vs Anthony Davis (Pelicans) Isaiah Thomas (Celtics) vs Russell Westbrook (Thunder) John Wall (Wizards) vs Klay Thompson (Warriors) Paul George (Pacers) vs Gordon Hayward (Jazz) Paul Millsap (Hawks) vs Draymond Green (Warriors) Kevin Love (INJ) Carmelo Anthony (Knicks) vs DeMarcus...
9 hours ago
All-Star Saturday Night Recap!

All-Star Saturday Night Recap!

It was a fun night, one where Utah Jazz fans almost got to brag about some hardware There were a bunch of things happening yesterday during the festival we call All-Star Weekend! Hall of Fame Announcement: Out of all the players, coaches, and contributors out there the Hall of Fame has elected 14 finalists to make it. (The finalists will be voted on and the final announcements will be made in April.) These finalists are: Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Rudy Tomjanovich, Sidney Moncrief (honestly should have been in the HOF earlier), Rebecca Lobo, Hugh Evans (ref), Rollie...
Feb 18, 2017
The Downbeat #2037: All-Star Friday Night Recap!

The Downbeat #2037: All-Star Friday Night Recap!

The good, the bad, and the very ugly from Friday night The NBA All-Star Weekend is a go! The Utah Jazz players are doing stuff! Let’s break down what happened last night! Okay, so yesterday the All-Star Weekend events started. There was the All-Star Media availability, the Celebrity Game, and of course the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Gordon Hayward got to experience part of the show: A behind-the-scenes look of #GordonHayward during day 1 of #AllStarWeekend... ⭐️ ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/baVftXCRFe— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 17, 2017 And the feeling of...
Feb 17, 2017
2017 Rising Stars Challenge final score: 150-141 World defeats Team USA

2017 Rising Stars Challenge final score: 150-141 World defeats Team USA

Jazz players Dante Exum and Trey Lyles compliment unselfish global attack This game wasn’t super entertaining to start with. Yes, there were a lot of three pointers attempted. And there were a few nice dunks. But defense was really an after though as both teams really just got the ball up and down the court and rarely made any major efforts to stop the other team. The northwest division was represented quite a bit in this game as Utah Jazz players Dante Exum and Trey Lyles joined Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns and a trio of Denver Nuggets players (Emmanuel Mudiay, Jamal...
Feb 17, 2017
NBA All-Star Weekend 2017: Full schedule of events in New Orleans

NBA All-Star Weekend 2017: Full schedule of events in New Orleans

Also, TV Times and what Events have Utah Jazz players in them! The NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us! And Utah Jazz fans have stuff to watch for the first time in a long time as Gordon Hayward, Trey Lyles, Dante Exum, and Joel Bolomboy are all going to be getting some screen time (in HD)! Here’s the list of events and players to watch! Friday, Feb. 17 All times Eastern (ET) Photo by Elsa/ 10:30 a.m. | BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV 12 p.m. | All-Star media availability | NBA TV 7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN 9 p.m. | BBVA Compass...
Feb 17, 2017
Rudy Gobert: Demon Hunter

Rudy Gobert: Demon Hunter

Rudy has discovered an ancient demon fighting magic ... Swirology One of my favorite fantasy (fantasy is a funny word for true things) novels is called the Warded Man by Peter Brett. In it there is a man who discovers symbols that protect him from demons. Eventually, he finds that when he tattoos the symbols directly onto his body, he becomes invincible to any demon who attacks him. I couldn’t help but think that the symbols on the Warded man are somewhat similar to what Rudy Gobert is using in his hair. Some may say, “James, you teletubby looking ginger, this is bunk.”...
Feb 16, 2017
The Downbeat #2036: The Dante’s Dunk Edition

The Downbeat #2036: The Dante’s Dunk Edition

Your Thursday Downbeat! Jazz won. I can’t believe this happened. Danté with the ! Tonight's @AFCU Instant Rewind! ⏪#PORatUTA pic.twitter.com/7MhvhJTugT— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 16, 2017 Seriously. Just seriously. It was a dunk so amazing I could feel it. We ❤️ Dante! The Jazz were on a 3 game slump. I honestly thought they were going to go into the All-Star break on a 4 game skid because of how Lillard and McCollum usually play against us. Amar tweeted this: Lillard 26.0 ppg avgMcCollum 23.5 ppg avgFor #PORatUTA the O/U is 55.5...
Feb 15, 2017
Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Overtone: A cautionary tale

Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Overtone: A cautionary tale

The Jazz can and should learn from Portland’s recent mistakes. The Utah Jazz (34-22) host the Portland Trail Blazers (23-32) tonight in the final game before the All-Star break. Looking at the opposition tonight, the Jazz brass would do well to remember the situation the Blazers find themselves in this season and do everything they can to avoid it. Namely, last summer Portland decided to push all their chips onto the table with a mediocre hand after being intoxicated with the slightest whiff of success. Last season... The Blazers finished the 2015-16 season at 44-38, good for the 5th seed...
Feb 15, 2017
Utah Jazz Downbeat #2035

Utah Jazz Downbeat #2035

All-Star Gordon Hayward has captained a successful Utah Jazz team so far this season, even if they are slumping before the break The Utah Jazz are in a losing streak right now, but that’s just a smaller trend in an otherwise overwhelmingly successful season. It’s been a season where Gordon Hayward is going to the All-Star Game, let’s not forget. It’s going to be fun to see him spread his wings and fly among the peer group that he has worked his butt off to join. Let’s also look back at the other Jazz All-Stars, and what to expect from the All-Star Weekend that’s coming up. ...
Feb 14, 2017
Utah Jazz in trouble or merely mired in adversity?

Utah Jazz in trouble or merely mired in adversity?

Amar and MyLo talk about whether Utah is in trouble and if the Jazz should make a move this trade deadline. Amar and MyLo talk about the Utah Jazz’ recent struggles and whether Utah is in trouble or just dealing with other adversities. MyLo: Good Valentine’s Day to you, good Amar. May you focus on your wife tonight and not on the Jazz’s 3 game losing streak. Amar: Happy Saint Valentine’s day to you too, Mychal -- and your first full Valentine’s day for your growing family. MyLo: Yeah, sleep is a premium with a new baby. But more sleep is being lost to the Jazz’s struggles over...
Feb 13, 2017
Los Angeles Clippers 88 - Utah Jazz 72: Game Recap

Los Angeles Clippers 88 - Utah Jazz 72: Game Recap

Jazz outplayed in second and third, give up third loss in a row I can understand that many fans are upset right now. The Utah Jazz (34-22) were defeated at home by the Los Angeles Clippers (34-21) by the final score of 88-72. I am going to keep this short and sweet. Right now the Utah Jazz are not playing very well. They blew out the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans, both huge wins; and now have dropped games to the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Clippers. The last two games were not even in contention. The first loss, to the Mavericks, came after the Jazz dropped a...
Feb 13, 2017
Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Game Preview

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Game Preview

Protect your home court (advantage) Whomever wins, stays in front. Sometimes, it’s as simple as that. If the Utah Jazz lose, they will have an equal amount of wins, but also one more loss than the Los Angeles Clippers. If the Clippers lose, they take one loss more and have won one game less. So, all to play for then! Gordon Hayward completando un alley-oop ante los Clippers. Mama mia, como se desmelena el ex Butler. Me encanta. http://t.co/pd0j4PSy #NBA— Albert Molinari (@AlbertMolinari) October 21, 2012 Probable Line-Ups: PG: George Hill - Austin Rivers SG: Joe Ingles - J.J....
Feb 13, 2017
The Downbeat - 13 February 2017 - #2034 - The Don’t Forget To Buy A Valentine’s Present Edition

The Downbeat - 13 February 2017 - #2034 - The Don’t Forget To Buy A Valentine’s Present Edition

It’s been coming for a while, but it’s finally here. Ads on jerseys. The Jazz aren’t turning down free money either and will announce their “patch” partner today, We'll be making an announcement about our new patch partner at 1:30pm! ⏰Watch LIVE on https://t.co/CisSwdFGTN! #TakeNote— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 13, 2017 Our first-ever jersey patch is pretty innovative - you're gonna want to tune in for the announcement ! — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 13, 2017 Honestly, as long as it matches the uniform, and doesn’t clash like the ad for...
Feb 13, 2017
A Look at Losing Streaks During Winning Seasons

A Look at Losing Streaks During Winning Seasons

Losses are not fun. Let’s look at some of the losing patterns over the last 20 years. Well, darn. There goes another winnable game against a +.500 team that ended in a loss for the good guys. Also, the Utah Jazz are officially on a losing streak again. When stuff like this happens, it makes me want to go back and look at other years to see where this one, which is the best in quite awhile, stacks up. So that’s what I did. So, it appears that if the Jazz continue to win at the same pace that they are winning at now then they will likely end up with similar metrics (narrow...
Feb 13, 2017
NBA Trade Deadline: The Utah Jazz History and Near Future?

NBA Trade Deadline: The Utah Jazz History and Near Future?

Plus Some Real Fake Trades The NBA Trade Deadline is one of my favorite days of the season. I can’t help but refresh twitter every 5 seconds waiting for that next #WojBomb to hit. While the Utah Jazz have been more active in recent years, historically they haven’t been an overly active trade deadline participant. Let’s review some significant deadline moves in preparation for this year. February 24, 1994 Utah Jazz Receive Jeff Hornaceck, Sean Green, 1995 2nd rounder (Junior Burrough) Philadelphia 76er’s Receive Jeff Malone, 1994 1st rounder (B.J. Tyler) February 19, 2004 Utah Jazz...