2:34 AM EDT, Mon March 27, 2017
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BREAKING: Utah Jazz Clinch First Playoff Spot in 5 Years

BREAKING: Utah Jazz Clinch First Playoff Spot in 5 Years

This is a good thing. Start saving your pennies now, Jazzland, because the headline says it all! Feast your eyes on this: #TakeNote we've clinched a playoff spot!Playoff tickets go on sale Monday at 10am: https://t.co/dQUco162Qs pic.twitter.com/OOHQ8hldGJ— x-Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 27, 2017 Yes, the team has been slumping a bit lately; and yes, we still don’t know what the seeding will be, but you guys, the Jazz –the Utah Jazz– are going to be playing postseason basketball! How did it happen, you ask? Well, the currently 8th-seeded Denver Nuggets just got...
5 hours ago
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert chasing 1000 / 1000 / 200, immortality in NBA History books

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert chasing 1000 / 1000 / 200, immortality in NBA History books

In an era of ‘small ball’ some giants still walk amongst us. First off, Rudy Gobert can say whatever the hell he wants to the press, to his teammates, and to the universe itself. With what he’s doing out there on the court he has the right to be as loud as he wants. And damnit, this Utah Jazz team does need a firey vocal leader out there suiting up every night. But beyond the Jazz - a franchise with it’s own Pantheon of Greatness in John Stockton, Pistol Pete Maravich, Adrian Dantley, Karl Malone, and Mark Eaton - we see an angry star emerging in Gobert. A star whose accomplishments...
Mar 26, 2017
Why Rudy Gobert’s Comments are Good for the Utah Jazz

Why Rudy Gobert’s Comments are Good for the Utah Jazz

Whether it lights a fire or puts stress on team chemistry, Rudy’s comments will be a positive thing for the team. Okay, for those of you who haven’t been following this, here’s what I’m talking about: Rudy Gobert: "We've got guys that compete, but some of us don't compete. Some of us just think about scoring.... https://t.co/CKQQ6Uf9m6— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 25, 2017 Some of us just think about scoring. Pretty bold claim there, but an accurate one that could apply to a number of players on the team. I won’t make speculations on who he was calling out here...
Mar 25, 2017
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Game Preivew

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Game Preivew

Put simply, there’s a lot on the line today. The Utah Jazz (44-28) visit the Staples Center Saturday for an early afternoon game against the Los Angeles Clippers (43-30). The Jazz are currently 5-point underdogs and FiveThirtyEight doesn’t give them much of a chance, either (34%). Considering the team’s history in oddly-timed games (i.e. morning/early afternoon, late prime time), it’s hard to disagree with. The Jazz tend to come out flat in those games. That can’t happen today. Against those odds, a win today would be massive for Utah’s chances at wrapping up the No. 4 seed in...
Mar 25, 2017
Utah Jazz vs L.A. Clippers Overtone: Why You Should Want this Match-up in the Playoffs

Utah Jazz vs L.A. Clippers Overtone: Why You Should Want this Match-up in the Playoffs

The Clippers talk a lot. They can play, but they just talk a lot. To quote a Robert Lund Utah Jazz parody song from the 90s and a Metta World Peace post-free-throw confession, “I love basketball!” And I love it even more when there’s trash talk and on-court beefs involved. If you don’t love trash talk, go read this Grantland article and then come talk to me. Being the on-court beef and trash talk lover that I am, you can imagine how thrilled I was when Chris Paul and Rudy Gobert got into it at the end of the last game 12 days ago. Paul even called out Gobert post-game because “he...
Mar 24, 2017
Jazz Notes: Episode One

Jazz Notes: Episode One

There was more to Jazz reunited than meets the eye On the first episode of Jazz Notes, I wanted to talk a little about the legendary 1997 Utah Jazz team being reunited and why it was also sneakily effective in another way....
Mar 24, 2017
While You Were Sleeping March 23rd

While You Were Sleeping March 23rd

A look at last night’s NBA action. Most of the country is paying attention to college basketball right now, but the NBA games grind on, and there were quite a few last night. Here’s what the Western Conference standings look like right now: ESPN - http://www.espn.com/nba/standings Here’s a shot that’s a little easier to see: ESPN - http://www.espn.com/nba/standings Seeds 1 and 2 are still somewhat in doubt, and the Houston Rockets look to be locked into the 3 seed. The currently 4th-seeded Utah Jazz are 1.5 games up on the Los Angeles...
Mar 23, 2017
The Downbeat #2057: Rudy Gobert: A Modern-Day Jazz Legend

The Downbeat #2057: Rudy Gobert: A Modern-Day Jazz Legend

Your Thursday Downbeat! Wow. What can be said. Last night was amazing. I am so happy the Utah Jazz won on such a special occasion. I am so happy we have a player like Rudy Gobert. As Moni would say “He’s all Ours” I can’t get over what excitement filled the arena last night. No, I wasn’t at the game but it was palpable just watching. So the big event! Reunion ceremony video https://t.co/SaE73uxIIz— moni (@monilogue) March 23, 2017 The Jazz knocked it out of the ballpark with this reunion. They did a tremendous job. Last night’s ceremony was perfect. Well...
Mar 23, 2017
Utah Jazz 108 - New York Knicks 101: Game Recap #Gobzilla’d

Utah Jazz 108 - New York Knicks 101: Game Recap #Gobzilla’d

Jeff Hornacek’s team came out determined, put up 30+ in the first. Didn’t put up a fight after Rudy Gobert started taking over. The Utah Jazz (44-28) defeated the New York Knicks (27-44) on ESPN on #JazzReunited night by the final score of 108-101. It was a great comeback victory for a team that was down by 12 twice, and 13 once. Jeff Hornacek had a great game plan to take Rudy Gobert out of the paint to start the game with Kristaps Porzingis staying out of it, and attacking off of oblique angles. It was working as the Knicks raced to a 10 point lead and ended up dropping 34 in the...
Mar 22, 2017
Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks: Overtone

Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks: Overtone

Emotion should lead the way Let's be 100% honest with ourselves Utah Jazz fans......this game, while not entirely meaningless, is overshadowed by the "#Jazzreunited" event tonight. Do the Jazz need a win desperately? Yes. Would the actual game be a little bit more intriguing if it were against a little bit more worthy opponent? For sure. While these two teams don't have a ton of memorable history or bad blood, it's always kind of interesting and fun when the big city New York Knicks come town. If it weren't for Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and the media circus of New York coming to SLC...
Mar 22, 2017
Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks: Five Things to Watch

Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks: Five Things to Watch

Jazz will honour their greats and try to get back to their winning ways The Utah Jazz might be able to clinch a play-off berth (even after their awful performance on their Eastern road trip) before the watchful eye of the ghosts of awesomeness past. Though the celebratory vibe will only really take off if they actually manage the win against the New York Knicks. At least they’ve done everything they can to distract the rival team’s coach. Here are 5 things to watch: John Stockton John Stockton is in da house! An honor and a privilege, no further explanation needed, really. Just be in...
Mar 21, 2017
Last night volume beat efficiency, what does NBA History say?

Last night volume beat efficiency, what does NBA History say?

There have been 314 different players who have shot 20+ FGA against the New Orleans / Utah Jazz. Some have helped their team win, but most have not. Last night Paul George was shooting horribly, but as shooters do he kept shooting. Eventually he managed 19 points off of 20 shots, and the National Media message here is that he led his Indiana Pacers to a victory over the Utah Jazz. Gordon Hayward scored 38 points off of 24 shots, and his career high in his home state wasn’t enough to get the win. That got me to thinking that perhaps we Jazz fans over-emphasize efficiency over volume....
Mar 20, 2017
Indiana Pacers 107 - Utah Jazz 100: Game Recap

Indiana Pacers 107 - Utah Jazz 100: Game Recap

Utah Jazz limp home to Beehive state after 1-3 East trip The Utah Jazz (43-28) just didn’t have it tonight as they dropped their third game in a row on this trip - this night to the Indiana Pacers (36-34) by the final score of 107-100. The loss, one where Indiana was ahead for the vast majority of the game, spoils a new career high 38 points for Indiana native Gordon Hayward and a career high 8 blocks for Rudy Gobert. Congratulations to @gordonhayward on a career-high night, your @AFCU Instant Rewind ⏪ #UTAatIND pic.twitter.com/AomtEY2qKQ— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 21,...
Mar 20, 2017
Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers: Game Preview

Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers: Game Preview

Can Rudy, Gordon, and the gang bounce back? The Utah Jazz (43-27) are in Indiana to play a game of basketball against the Indiana Pacers (35-34). The Pacers are 5-5 in their last 10 games. More importantly, they have been alternating wins and losses for the past 12 games. If the mysterious pattern is to continue to hold true then Indiana is due for a win tonight. On the other side of the court you have our benevolent Utah Jazz who have made a habit of winning and losing games in little mini-streaks all season. Utah is coming off consecutive road losses vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers and the...