Burks and Hayward look dynamic together on the wings
End of 1: Jazz 32, Lakers 20. Hayward has 8p/3a/2r to lead Utah. Burks w/ 6p/3r. Kobe has six points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Bad pass by Hayward and, thankfully, quick hands by the guy with cane.
Gordon Hayward has dominated this first quarter in every facet. Impressive to watch
heck of a sequence for Hayward. Snaps the defensive rebound, gets team into offense and great pass to Clark for open three
This Kobe/Hayward matchup goes back to the summer of '12, when Kobe led USA to Olympics & Hayward was on practice team. Been fun ever since
Kobe gambled off Gordon Hayward to try for a steal, and Hayward hit an open 3 as a result. Bryant answered w/a J, Utah up 20-15.
Gordon Hayward waited too long to dish off to Alec Burks on that 2-on-1 fast break. Jazz are off and running tonight.
ICYMI, the Jazz are starting Dante Exum, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors. Trey Burke is getting a rest.
Dante Exum is listed as a starter for Utah tonight, along with Alec Burks (who missed last game vs. LAL), Hayward, Favors and Kanter.
Clark, T.Williams, Hayward out for the coin toss.
That's Utah's first loss of the preseason (4-1). Gordon Hayward finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists vs the Clippers.
Crawford for 3 and we're all tied up at 92. 1:14 on the clock. Jazz going with Hayward, Clark, Favors, Burke and Gobert.
Hayward and Favors coming up with (preseason) big buckets down the stretch here. Jazz up 90-89 with 2:56 on the clock.
Gordon Hayward sunburn reminds me of Walt Palmer. Long-ago rookie sitting poolside. Sloan sees him & tells him to get inside. ...
Halftime: Jazz 47, Clippers 46. Hayward has 13p/4r/2a. Exum 9p/2a in 10 minutes. Griffin 11 points, Hawes 10, Crawford 10.
Clipper Darrell: "Gordon! Do you really think they're worth the money they paid you!?!" Shockingly, Hayward didn't respond from the FT line.
End of 1: Jazz 22, Clippers 21. A higher intensity Clippers than we saw on Monday. Hayward with 5p/3r/2a. Griffin with 9 points.
Later in the game, Snyder gave Hayward a list of three observations for the swingman to think about as he headed to the bench in a blowout.
Interesting. Gordon Hayward's shooting percentage has declined every season since entering league 2011: 49% 2012: 46% 2013: 44% 2014: 41%
Jazz coach Quin Snyder made Kobe smile when he took Gordon Hayward out and replaced him with rookie Rodney Hood. "Young fella. Go get him!"
That was probably the most Kobe-esque move of the night. Lost Hayward on screen & showed he can still create off dribble.
After working on ref Ed Malloy for a while, Kobe got a foul called on Hayward, and hit 2 FT's. He'd missed 4 earlier, and is now 5 for 9.
This is a two-man game right now. Kobe v. Hayward is awesome.
Hayward let Bryant shoot, which turned into his fourth FG, to give him 11 points and get LAL back within 12.
Always heard good stories about Kobe/Hayward matchups in Team USA camps. Kobe big Hayward fan.
Man, Gordon Hayward and Kobe Bryant are battling against each other for position. Entertaining to watch.
Rodney Hood started this one guarding Kobe, one of his favorite players growing up. Hayward quickly shifted onto Bryant though.
Unless Hayward starts out on Kobe
Jazz starters vs Lakers: Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Derrick Favors. No Alec Burks (shoulder) tonight. 8 pm, NBATV
Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward were guests on "Ellen" for JP Gibson's special. Favors: "It was all about JP. It was a good experience."
In a story that will post soon, Gordon Hayward didn't just talk some TIC trash to LeBron. He also had some choice words for Coach Snyder.
Gordon Hayward 63 front court touches per game last year only non point guard with more was LeBron James
Gordon Hayward addressed his blog today after practice. Said the whole thing was tongue-in-cheek, was shocked to see the site crash