HoopsHype Gordon Hayward Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Tony Jones

Gordon Hayward had 24 points, five rebounds and three assists tonight

Aaron Falk

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.

Aaron Falk

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.

Paul Coro

Bledsoe is covering Hayward in this three-point guard look. Hayward throws a pass away.

Paul Coro

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.

Tony Jones

Jazz on a 6-0 run, capped by Gordon Hayward's jumper...now lead 62-55

Aaron Falk

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.

Paul Coro

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.

Aaron Falk

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.

Tony Jones

Jazz go small. Hayward moves to power forward

Tony Jones

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

Paul Coro

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.

Aaron Falk

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.

Tony Jones

Hayward and Kanter lead the Jazz with eight points each

Tony Jones

Gordon Hayward basically playing point guard with the second unit

Paul Coro

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.

Tony Jones

Hayward doing work in this first quarter. getting to the rim at will

Tony Jones

Hayward drives baseline, dunks on Alex Len...gets the foul. Added strength on display

Paul Coro

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.

Tony Jones

Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Trevor Booker, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz tonight

Paul Coro

The #Suns will try one more experimental lineup tonight at Utah with Gerald Green starting at small forward. Gives him some time on Hayward.

Jody Genessy

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.

Jody Genessy

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.

Jody Genessy

Nice shot, @Gordon Hayward. People driving north on I-15 at 3300 South get to see some @Utah Jazz billboard basketball. http://t.co/TbBkh7A8ZM

Jody Genessy

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."

Jody Genessy

Gordon Hayward would wear his Steve Nash jersey while playing as the Suns point guard in an NBA video game.

Jody Genessy

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."

Jody Genessy

Gordon Hayward called Steve Nash's season-ending back issue "unfortunate." Hayward had a Nash jersey when he was a kid (and a guard).

David Thorpe

Jazz:Can Exum and Burke both progress a great deal simultaneously? Hayward play up to his contract? Any big taking a large step forward?

David Locke

Gordon Hayward leads the NBA pre-season in steals per game at 2.86

Aaron Falk

NBA.com GM survey: Rodney Hood was the biggest draft steal. (Plus some Gobert, Exum, Hayward mentions) nba.com/news/features/…

Jody Genessy

Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have all scored in double digits when starting together in preseason.

Tony Jones

Gordon Hayward has been the best player on the floor in the first quarter. Jazz up 18-12 so far

Tony Jones

Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter to start for the Jazz

David Locke

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?

Aaron Falk

Hayward, Favors and Burke got some rest & had to watch the Jazz give up a 22-point lead last night to the Lakers. sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Brad Rock

I hate to ask, coach, but why again did you play Hayward only 12 minutes? wp.me/p14ch1-4S9 via @Lang Whitaker

Aaron Falk

With Hayward & Favors watching from the bench, the Jazz blow a big lead & lose in L.A. sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Aaron Falk

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.

Eric Pincus

Lakers getting their 2nd win of preseason - may have taken Jazz sitting Favors, Hayward 2nd half, Burke game - but win nonetheless

Tony Jones

I think this third quarter is showing how potentially good Hayward/Favors have become. Was a laugher with those two on the floor

Aaron Falk

Hayward and Favors have played just 12 minutes tonight. Doesn't look like they'll be coming back either.

Mark Medina

Hayward and Favors taking a rest. But still, Lakers look more energetic

Tony Jones

Jazz offense has completely gone into the toilet without Hayward/Burke/Favors out there. Need to generate good looks

Mike Trudell

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.

Eric Pincus

While the Lakers are catching up - the Jazz have also sat Hayward and Favors in the 2nd half

David Locke

Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward done for the night #UTAatLAL

David Locke

Jazz lead it 32-20 after 1 - Hayward with 8-2-3. Jazz shoot 12/18 with 3 three pointers - 75% efg . Kobe 2/7 with 2 turns #UTAatLAL