Quin Snyder on Hayward's 3-11: "The last thing I want him to do is think about his shooting percentage." OK, I'll do that.
So Gordon Hayward has 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Great numbers. But the 3-10 and 0-3 from 3, tho
Guy next to me just complained about Gordon Hayward's 2 of 9, 6 point night. "That's a million dollars a point."
Hayward is 2-7 with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes right now
Gordon Hayward is ticked — and barking at refs, which he rarely does — after Dwight Howard wasn't called for a foul while blocking him.
No call on Hayward drive has Jazz fans sounding like old days. Well, not really, but closer.
Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke each struggling, a combined 3-9
Halftime: Rockets 58, Jazz 50. Burks 10p/2r, Favors 8p/2, Hayward 6p/3r/2a. Howard 15p, Harden 10p, Papanikolaou 12p on 4/4 triples.
Some habits are hard to break. Gordon Hayward just missed a long jumper just inside of the 3-point line.
Favors with 8, Kanter with 6, Hayward and Burks with 4 each for the Jazz in the first period...
Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward, sporting some new Jazz warmups, take the mic at center court before tipoff to thank the fans at ESA.
Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.
Gordon Hayward & Jeremy Evans are no longer locker neighbors. GH joked it's Evans' fault. JE said he doesn't earn enough $ to be by Hayward.
Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter and Favors are the starters tonight
Jazz will start Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter. Newcomer Joe Ingles is active. Inactives: Jordan Hamilton and Toure' Murry.
Trevor Ariza - a long versatile defender - will start on Gordon Hayward tonight. Huge matchup
Hayward's advice to Kanter? "Just not worry about (the contract). It’s over with and now he just has to play this season as a Jazz player."
Gordon Hayward: "Every opening night you get a little nervous. You get some butterflies, but it’s definitely exciting."
Hayward's advice to Kanter, on facing RFA: Don't think about it. which is easy “as long as you guys don’t ask questions about it.”
Utah Jazz roster: Booker, Burke, Burks, Clark, Evans, Exum, Favors, Gobert, Hayward, Hood, Kanter, Murry, Novak. Inactive: Hamilton, Ingles.
I might not be able to interview Gordon Hayward all season if the Colts come back to beat the Steelers.
Gordon Hayward had 24 points, five rebounds and three assists tonight
Final: Suns 105, Jazz 100. Utah finishes the preseason 5-3. Hayward had 24p/5r/3a. Burks w/ 20 points. Thomas leads Suns w/ 19 points.
Hayward very controlled to stop a 2-on-1, then he gets an and-one on the other end. Jazz within a bucket, 99-96.
Bledsoe is covering Hayward in this three-point guard look. Hayward throws a pass away.
PHX 77, UTA 77 after 3Q. Bledsoe: 11 pts (9 in 3Q), Thomas: 10 pts (6 in 3Q); Dragic: 15 pts, Markieff: 11 pts, 5 reb; Hayward: 19p/5r/3a.
Jazz on a 6-0 run, capped by Gordon Hayward's jumper...now lead 62-55
Hayward with a quick outlet to Booker. Not that this is how Snyder measures pace, but those are the Jazz's first fast-break points tonight.
UTA 51, PHX 47 at half. Dragic: 11p, 2a; Markieff: 7p, 2r; Green: 7p, 3r; Hayward: 13p, 5-6 FG; Kanter: 8p, 3r. Fastbreak pts: PHX 6, UTA 0.
Trey Burke showing some strength to get to the paint, absorb contact & still score. He has 7p/2r. Hayward 13/1/1. Jazz up 51-47 at halftime.
Jazz go small. Hayward moves to power forward
Jazz up 49-39 over Phoenix with 2:42 remaining in the first half. Hayward with 13 to lead all scorers. 5-6 from the field
UTA 33, PHX 28 after 1Q. Green: 7 pts, 3 reb; Dragic: 7 pts, 2 ast; Kanter: 8 pts; Hayward: 8 pts; PHX: 58 FG%, 5 tov; UTA: 52 FG%, 1 tov.
Gordon Hayward with a solid first quarter: 8 points (3/4 shooting), a board and an assist. Jazz up 33-28 on Phoenix after one.
Hayward and Kanter lead the Jazz with eight points each
Gordon Hayward basically playing point guard with the second unit
Hayward went for another and-1 jam. It turned more into a layup on Green but it was still a 3-point play. Not a good final D tune-up so far.
Hayward doing work in this first quarter. getting to the rim at will
Hayward drives baseline, dunks on Alex Len...gets the foul. Added strength on display
Hayward used a screen to get by Green, dribbled around Tolliver and dunked through Len's foul. Gulp. Utah 24-15, 4:27 in 1st.
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Trevor Booker, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz tonight