Anthony Davis looks fine in 36-point night, but Pelicans fall at Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-87 on Saturday night. The Jazz have won two straight, matching their season high. Rodney Hood scored 16 for the Jazz, Gordon Hayward chipped in 17 and Trevor Booker had 13 points and 15 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Center Rudy Gobert added nine points, 14 rebounds...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Burks scores 21 as Jazz pull away from Pelicans 101-87

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Alec Burks scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-87 on Saturday night. The Jazz have won two straight, matching their season high. Rodney Hood scored 16 for the Jazz, Gordon Hayward chipped in 17 and Trevor Booker had 13 points and 15 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Center Rudy Gobert added nine points, 14...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lacking Jazz: Why Utah’s offense has struggled this season

The Utah Jazz can defend. Since trading Enes Kanter and inserting Rudy Gobert into the starting five at the deadline last season, Quin Snyder’s team has undergone a startling transformation. Utah was by the far the best defensive team in the final two months of the 2014-15 campaign, posting a 94.8 Defensive Rating that was three points per-100 possessions better than the second...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Weekly: The Jazz continue to be mediocre

The Jazz have the talent and potential to be a great team this year. This week about sums it up for them. They went 1-1 on the week. That is not the worst but its not winning both games. They seem to have not quite found their rhythm as a team. Every night different players will step up and have good games. They need everyone to start stepping it up though and consistently playing...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz use fourth-quarter rally to defeat Raptors 93-89

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Rodney Hood scored 16 points and the Utah Jazz used a big fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 93-89 on Wednesday night. Alec Burks made the go-ahead jumper with 1:12 left for the Jazz, who trailed by six midway through the final period before an 11-2 run gave them their first lead since the second quarter. Derrick Favors followed with a three-point...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Weekly: Jazz come up short

The Utah Jazz battled this last week but ended up losing three and winning just one. Despite their losses they played well as a team and improved a lot. Unfortunately at the end of the day your record doesn’t reveal if it was a close game or not but just if it was a win or loss. And they lost three of four this week. The week that was Tuesday night they fought hard but barely...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz taking a 'unique' approach to lack of point guard experience

The versatility of Utah's wings allows the Jazz to mix things up. Russ Isabella USA TODAY SportsThe Utah Jazz have staked their claim as one of the best teams in the Western Conference. And much like the end of last season, the Jazz are mostly getting it done with defense.When Dante Exum went down this offseason with a season-ending knee injury, there were questions about how well...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Game Report Card For the Utah Jazz

Seven games into the new season, let’s give a little update as to where this young Utah Jazz team is at. They currently sit at 4-3 and have the best rated defense in the NBA. They have wins against Philadelphia, Indiana, Denver and Memphis with the losses at the hands of Detroit, Portland and Cleveland. The loss to Detroit on opening night was a heart breaker a game I feel they...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Straight: Cavs-Jazz, Behind the Box Score

Utah Jazz (4-3) 114Cleveland Cavaliers (7-1) 118Box Score It didn’t come easy, but the Cavs beat the Utah Jazz Wednesday night to improve to 7-1 on the young season. It was their seventh straight victory, and one in which they put up damn near 120 points on one of the best defensive teams in the league. Utah did an admirable job of regaining control of the game after falling behind...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 3

We’re two weeks and six games into the regular season. The Utah Jazz are 4-2; road warriors in the early going. Last year, we brought you a weekly installment titled The Morning Shootaround, a preview of the week’s coming games. With the first two weeks behind us, TMS returns just in time for an early, monster road trip for the Utah Jazz. This week’s games: Tuesday, November...
Via TornBySports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Weekly: Winning with style

The Utah Jazz have won their games with style, winning by an average of 17.75 points. Utah has also averaged 9 steals in all of their wins. The Jazz have only had one turnover in their first three games. The Jazz our playing as a team and everyone is contributing well. Utah has a lot of leaders on the team with different players stepping up and leading the team every game. Their...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Utah Jazz fans have made up a player on the Internet

Grammar? Who needs grammar when you're as passionate as Jazz fans are? Russ Isabella USA TODAY SportsListen, Jazz fans. You're among friends here. We understand that you're very smart, lovely, talented people with respectable opinions. So please appreciate that we're just the messenger here.Now that we have all of that out of the way, we feel we can speak frankly: According to one...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz beat 76ers 99-71 for 1st victory of season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Derrick Favors had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Rodney Hood scored 17 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 99-71 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night With Alec Burks adding 15 points off the bench, the Jazz used multiple 13-0 runs to build a 32-point lead and put away the hapless Sixers. Utah scored 13 straight points to open the second half and held...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Burks vs Hood

Editor’s Note: The following was written and submitted by Gerald Playle. Follow and interact with him on Twitter: @TheJerrbear1. As much as they are good guys, as much as they have skills and abilities that are valued on the court, and as much as Jazz fans want to see both working together and both to succeed, Alec Burks and Rodney Hood have a fight up ahead; and that fight is...
Via TornBySports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Are 0-1; Nobody Panic!

My initial prediction for this team was 42-40. The loss of Dante Exum hurts. Nothing I saw in that Detroit game dissuades me from rethinking my initial prediction. The Utah Jazz are usually going to beat the bad teams and lose to the good teams, and it looks like this is the year that Stan Van Gundy’s Pistons are going to make the jump, a season sooner than I thought they would...
Via TornBySports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015-16 FANTASY BASKETBALL: Players to Watch A-Z: Part I

Every fantasy season there are question marks. Injuries, trades, contract years, new coaches, rotation battles, international players and rookies, to name just a few. These 26 players (13 in this article) all have some sort of question mark surrounding their fantasy game, so I delve into their role and stats in the hope of shedding some light on how they’re going to pan out this...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Arrival Of Alec Burks

Look at the offseason rankings. The Utah Jazz are near the bottom of almost all of them. They decided to go for a more conservative approach, re-signing some bench players, bringing over some international players, and banking on development. Many have claimed this wasn't enough for an improving Jazz team to take the leap necessary to make the playoffs and that they made no big...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason impressions of the Utah Jazz

Yes it’s only two games into the preseason, but it’s also so far, so good for the 2-0 Utah Jazz. This young, up-tempo Utah team is hoping to pick up where they left off during the second half of last season which was with a win percentage pace that would have put them in seventh place in the crowded Western Conference had they matched it all year. Although the Jazz will be challenged...
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Burks scores 6 of his 27 in OT to lift Jazz past Lakers

HONOLULU (AP) Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in an NBA preseason game Tuesday night. Burks shot 9 of 14 from the field to lead five players in double figures. Rodney Hood had 21 points, Trey Burke added 15, Trey Lyles 13 and Jeff Withey 11 for the Jazz (2-0). Withey had a dunk off a pass from Elijah Millsap...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz beat Lakers 90-71 in first preseason game

The Utah Jazz ran away with it in the final minutes, beating the L.A. Lakers 90-71 in Honolulu. Both teams used their expected starting lineups in the 1st and 3rd quarters, and then emptied their benches. Both teams played 13 players. Some observations: The shooting isn’t there yet. The Jazz aren’t known to have many dead-eye shooters, but they need the backcourt to catch up...
Via TornBySports
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Utah Jazz

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the next installment of our series on the Utah Jazz. 2014-15 Record: 38-44 Notable Acquisitions: Tibor Pleiss (Trade), Trey Lyles (Draft) Raul Neto (Draft) Notable Departures: None Temperature Check: A multi-year rebuilding effort was jumpstarted by Rudy Gobert and a fascinating late-season surge. After...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks on competing with Rodney Hood: 'We all want to be the starter'

Before the Utah Jazz can think about taking the next step and competing for a playoff berth in the Western Conference, the team needs to settle on a rotation. And that uncertainty comes from the backcourt, where both positions will be up for grabs.At shooting guard, Alec Burks is competing with Rodney Hood, who's turned heads this summer with his performances at summer league and...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Return of Alec Burks spells good news for the Jazz

Injuries are awful, on a personal and team level. And when a player loses an entire season, there's not much silver lining to be found in such a dark cloud. But if any team is well-prepared to bounce back from a big loss, it's the Utah Jazz. With young talent in surplus and prospects ready to take the next step forward, it doesn't have to be the end of the world in Utah.That's doubly...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks could be the breakout hit for the Utah Jazz this season

Can the combo guard help lead Utah back to the playoffs? From 1983 to 2003, the Utah Jazz made 20 consecutive playoff appearances. Led by Deron Williams in his prime, the Jazz qualified for four straight postseasons from 2006 to 2010. Historically, it is safe to say the Jazz have been one of the staples of the Western Conference postseason picture, but a series of moves, involving...
Via The Lottery Mafia
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should start at shooting guard for the Utah Jazz?

As I wrote last week, the Utah Jazz still have some tough decisions to make in regards to finalizing their roster and deciding which of their non-guaranteed players will receive an official spot on the team. In contrast to the final roster spots, however, their starting lineup is nearly all set. The Jazz had a phenomenal finish last season and have been very quiet in free agency...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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