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
I'm just happy I didn't cause an accident or get a ticket while trying to take those billboard photos of Gordon Hayward shooting.
Funny enough, Gordon Hayward has seen a billboard on I-15 for a movie called "Wayward" but he hadn't heard about his pretty cool billboards.
A future Jazz teammate didn't like Hayward's strategy. "I would sub Raja out and put Leandro Barbosa in. Raja didn't appreciate that."
Gordon Hayward would wear his Steve Nash jersey while playing as the Suns point guard in an NBA video game.
Hayward admired Nash's competitiveness and passing. "It’d be unfortunate if he goes out like that. He changed the game in a lot of ways."
Gordon Hayward called Steve Nash's season-ending back issue "unfortunate." Hayward had a Nash jersey when he was a kid (and a guard).
Jazz:Can Exum and Burke both progress a great deal simultaneously? Hayward play up to his contract? Any big taking a large step forward?
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have all scored in double digits when starting together in preseason.
Gordon Hayward has been the best player on the floor in the first quarter. Jazz up 18-12 so far
Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter to start for the Jazz
Of top 75 drivers last year Trey Burke was 73rd worst pts per drive and Gordon Hayward was 65th. Wonder if that changes with spacing?
Final: Lakers 98, Jazz 91. Snyder sits Burke for the game; Favors & Hayward for the second half. Kobe scores 26. Burks has 21p/6r/2a.
Lakers getting their 2nd win of preseason - may have taken Jazz sitting Favors, Hayward 2nd half, Burke game - but win nonetheless
I think this third quarter is showing how potentially good Hayward/Favors have become. Was a laugher with those two on the floor
Hayward and Favors have played just 12 minutes tonight. Doesn't look like they'll be coming back either.
Hayward and Favors taking a rest. But still, Lakers look more energetic
Jazz offense has completely gone into the toilet without Hayward/Burke/Favors out there. Need to generate good looks
It's an 18-3 run for LAL now, (55-48 Jazz). The intensity has gotten better on defense, and in this Q, Hayward resting for Utah has helped.
While the Lakers are catching up - the Jazz have also sat Hayward and Favors in the 2nd half