Quin Snyder pre game says the big ask on Gordon Hayward right now is off ball defense.
Snyder says he wants Gordon Hayward to continue to improve off the ball defensively. Hard when asking so much of him
Q says "it probably won't be the starting lineup we'll have the rest of the year," but Exum starts again w/ Ingles, Hayward, Kanter & Fav.
Gordon Hayward was tremendous in the fourth quarter last night. Jazz nearly blew the game but Hayward showed how much he's grown.
Wild finish in Milwaukee tonight. Some really nice playmaking from Hayward until Utah's offense turned to poop down the stretch. Good road W
Gordon Hayward said tonight "was a great win"
Both Gordon Hayward and Trevor Booker were very complementary of Exum's performance tonight
Hayward with 22 pts, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Just scored on a drive and earlier found Kanter with pinpoint pass for 3-point play.
Jazz leading 99-91 and fans starting to head to exits. Gordon Hayward has taken over in fourth quarter.
Hayward has taken over in the fourth...Has 11 of his 22 points...don't look now, but the Jazz have a 99-91 lead with 3:09 remaining
Hayward is ticked at himself over that last turnover
Ersan block on Hayward the highlight of the opening minutes. Few other highlights for Bucks, who trail 15-10.
And Exum picks up an assist on the break to Hayward...6 points and an assist for Exum
Exum is already a good defender, so starting him will help the team out that way. Expect Joe Ingles and Gordon Hayward to handle the ball
Snyder thinks Exum burden offensively is lessen with ball handlers Ingles and Hayward. Plus, Exum strength defensively in the first unit
Jazz starters will be Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert
So Hayward saying getting stronger helped him play better against the strongest player in the NBA became a thing today. 82's a lot of games.
End 3Q: LBJ 21p,7a,6r; Love 17p,10r; Mozgov 12p,9r; Smith 13p; Irving 9p,4a. UTAH Hayward 14p; Kanter 10p,11r. CLE 53%, 10TO; UTAH 37%, 16TO
LeBron had a little staredown for Hayward following that dunk.
LeBron threw that dunk down on Hayward w/ a little extra force. Hayward said after last game that LeBron couldn't "bully" him anymore.
Cavaliers lead Jazz, 53-40, at the half. LeBron w/ 15/4/5. J.R. Smith continues playing well (9 & 5). Hayward w/ 9 for Jazz.
Hayward got mauled at the rim there, no call, and JR Smith got to the line when Exum grazed him.
lol. The lack of respect Gordon Hayward gets from officials is bordering on the ridiculous lmao
Regarding that guys LeBron James: Gordon Hayward said it would be important to keep him out of transition
LeBron on Gordon Hayward saying James can't "bully" him physically anymore: "If it made him feel better by saying that, then good for him"
Hayward on Hood: Rodney's a big part of what we're trying to do. He's had a tough year so far. It hurts him and it hurts us
Hood left AT&T Arena on crutches....His teammates said they feel bad for him. "It's terrible" Gordon Hayward said.
Hayward has all five of Utah's points..
The Jazz will go with Burke, Ingles, Hayward, Kanter and Favors tonight against the world champion Spurs
When Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are on the floor together Jazz offensive rating is a 109.7 (only 4 teams better for season)
Lakers had 7 assists. So did Gordon Hayward
Final: Utah 94, Lakers 85. Hayward led Utah with 31P, 7A; Nick Young broke out of his slump with 23 points, including 13 of 13 FT's.
Final: Jazz 94, Lakers 85. Hayward scores 31. Utah improves to 14-26. Nick Young's 23 tops for a Lakers team that falls to 12-29.
FINAL: Jazz 94, Lakers 85. Demasiado Gordon Hayward esta noche (31 puntos y 7 asistencias).
Hayward finishes off the glass. He has 31 points (12/18 FGs). This is his fifth game of the season with 30+. Jazz up 94-85 w/ a minute left.