Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jimmer leaves Jazz fans booing, cheering, gasping

Did Jimmer Fredette get Jimmered? Perhaps he did, but in a classic example of “Welcome to the NBA, rookie!” the former BYU All-American didn’t get the call in the call in the final minutes of Saturday’s Jazz-Kings game. The Jazz … Read More

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With three days off, Jazz get rested, ready and committed to defense

Having three days off between games is almost unfathomable during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season. But that’s exactly what the Utah Jazz have had this week and fans can rest assured they haven’t been on vacation. Coach Tyrone Corbin gave … Read More

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Earl Watson smolders after Jazz loss to Mavericks

For several long minutes following Thursday night’s 94-91 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Jazz point guard Earl Watson sat at his locker, facing away from the room, almost motionless. His head was bowed and he was obviously deep in thought. … Read More

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Jazz players admire Blake Griffin but they aren’t afraid of him

Blake Griffin is a high-flying, super-talented basketball player who loves to rock the rim with monster dunks. Those facts are not lost on the Utah Jazz. “It’s not just his athletic ability but his tenacity,” said coach Tyrone Corbin, whose … Read More

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Jazz wary of Kobe in home rematch with Lakers

The Jazz will face their biggest test of the season Wednesday night when they play host to the Los Angeles Lakers at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz fell to the Lakers by 25 points when they opened the regular season Dec. … Read More

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Jazz win fifth straight but still aren’t satisfied

They’re happy, but they’re not satisfied. That’s pretty much the mentality of the Utah Jazz these days. They beat Cleveland on Tuesday to run their winning streak to five in a row, but they know there is little margin for … Read More

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Jazz rookie Kanter may soon unveil unseen skills

In Friday’s print edition of the Standard-Examiner, I wrote a story about Jazz power forward Derrick Favors and his development into a potential All-Star candidate after just one season in the NBA. I noted that Favors, 20, was one of … Read More

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Burks’ “aggressive behavior” earning playing time

For a while, Jazz rookie Alec Burks was like a backup quarterback on a football team. He became a fan favorite without getting a lot of playing time, largely because nobody ever saw him make a mistake. After Utah’s opening-night … Read More

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