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I am not convinced this is organic, it may well have been staged. Even so, it’s funny. Tuesday night Jazz are celebrating the birthday of a season ticket holder and the team’s furry bear-like mascot — named “The Jazz,” how long did it take them to come up with that? — comes out with a…
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At a recent Utah Jazz home game, their mascot pulled a stunt on fans, who we're sitting in the lower level seats.In the video (above) the mascot was celebrating a man's birthday, who was sitting in the upper level section. You can hear the P.A. speaker ask the mascot to lean the cake over, A LITTLE, so that people in the arena could check out the cake on the big screens in...
I’m calling shenanigans on this one. There is no way that this wasn’t nothing more than a cleverly orchestrated ruse. In the video, Bear, the Utah Jazz mascot, is supposedly presenting some random Jazz fan with a birthday cake. But trouble ensues as Bear “accidentally” drops the cake over the ledge of the upper deck [...]
The Cleveland Cavaliers could stop the Jazz from playing their inside game last night. Byron Scott’s team was just out muscled on the inside. The Cavaliers scored 105 points that wasn’t enough to take the lead in the reaming minutes of the game. The Jazz hit 59% of their shots from the floor, The Cavaliers would lose their second game in a row. It was the first time Cleveland...
Just a week ago I was talking about how losing was going to be a norm for the Jazz this season. Our young team had four chances to prove me right last week, and failed all four times. It’s hard to judge our team at the moment. We started the season with three blowout losses in four games, and now all the sudden have won four straight. Sure our opponents have been missing key...
(Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)Sometimes a front court burns so bright it quite simply explodes and with explosions of such proportion come casualties. Paul Millsap and Derrick Favors had fouled out of the game before all was said and done but their charismatic offense and stifling defensive presence took the compelling young Cleveland Cavaliers out with them.The...
Howard gives Jazz a late lift
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 10, 2012 11:09PM MDT
With the Jazz in danger of losing their grip on Tuesday night’s game against Cleveland, they turned to Josh Howard.
It turned out to be a good idea.
Howard scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, when Utah kept the Cavaliers at arm’s length during a 113-105 victory...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 Tuesday night.
It was Utah's fifth straight win as the Jazz (6-3) improved to 5-0 at home.
The Jazz are off to their best start at home since beginning the 2008-09 season at 6-0.
The Cavs (4-5) fell to 1-3 on a seven-game road...
The Cavs didn’t play ANY D last night as the Jazz shot 59.2% from the floor and it did them in. Antawn Jamison (22 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots) and Kyre Irving (20 points and 5 assists in 27 minutes) led the way for the Cavs in this game. Anderson Varejao also had a solid game as he finished up with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist. Ramon...
Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz, Al Jefferson denied in bid to beat Lakers
By Kurt Kragthorpe
Published Jan 11, 2012 11:04PM MDT
In those frantic, final seconds Wednesday night when Gordon Hayward kept dribbling and searching for a receiver, all the rewards the Jazz ever could have wanted were right there for the taking.
Having battled their rivals through four quarters...
Utah Jazz say OT defeat to L.A. Lakers not a total loss
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Jan 11, 2012 11:43PM MDT
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin didn’t get the victory he wanted. But he received almost everything else.
Corbin entered Utah’s 90-87 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers saying the game was the Jazz’s first real challenge of the 2011-12 season...
Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 Tuesday night.
Coming off their first road win of the season, the Utah Jazz aim to remain perfect at home when they host a much-improved Cleveland team that's in the midst of a grueling seven-game road trip.