Jazz start the second with Jeremy Evans playing the 5 in a small lineup. Back-to-back 3s from Burke & Ingles have Utah up 31-18.
Jazz could have something with Joe Ingles playing that stretch four
Jazz have on floor, Burke, Millsap, Johnson, Ingles and Evans - SMALL
End of 1: Jazz 25, Wolves 18. Rodney Hood scored Utah's first seven points. Hayward has 6, Booker 5. For MIN, Wiggins has 7 & LaVine 5.
Since the Kanter trade, all 25 of the Jazz's top played 3-man combinations are positive in plus-minus. Every single one!
Jazz defensive rating with Rudy Gobert on the floor since the All-Star Break - 93.0
Jazz defensive rating with Trey Burke on the floor Pre All-Star Break: 108.5 Post All-Star Break: 93.2 You figure it out
Jazz Defensive Ranking by Month October: 30th November: 26th December: 25th January: 15th February: 2nd March 1st
Jazz play their final game of March tonight - They still rank as the #1 defensive team in March
Wolves list Gorgui Dieng out tonight vs Jazz b/c of concussion like symptoms after hit to head in NOLA. Bennett probable, Ricky-KG doubtful
I can't believe Enes Kanter diss JAZZ fans like that.. Those are some of the best FANS in the World!!! Wow
And yes, tonight's Triple Team was published at 3:25 AM. I write just for that 2-5 AM Jazz demographic whenever possible.
Final thought: Too bad all the attention tonight was on Kanter. For Jazz fans, this game should have been a celebration of Hot Rod Hundley.
I understand Jazz player reaction tonight because Karl Malone, especially, always got ready to play Seikaly after voided trade.
Kind of getting the idea that a lot of people drink during Jazz games ...
Kanter asked if his comments from earlier might've motivated the Jazz: http://t.co/o1zwxaAh6D
Common sentiment in the locker room: Jazz hungry to end a four-game losing streak and, yes, Kanter's remarks "pissed us off a little bit."
Jazz players weren't upset that Kanter wanted to leave. They were quite upset at how he torched the organization this morning
I'm told young, injury-riddled Jazz played hard during losing streak. Minnesota back-to-back w/seven players? Routed in Denver?
After four straight losses, the Jazz need Enes Kanter's comments for motivation to play hard/aggressively/well? Is that a good thing?