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Former Jazz draftee Eric Maynor is the Sixers back up point guard
Knicks started 3 former all-stars s, a top 5 pick and 6th man award winner. 76ers start a rookie, 2 undrafted, 1 waived and Thad Young
We've come to the part of the six-game road trip where this happens. http://t.co/ICjW4lAA4X
People on downgrading this draft. I still see 8 realistic all-stars most drafts have 3 at most. Last year - 0
Didn't get to see the Book of Mormon musical while in New York City. Heard it got two Urim and Thummims up.
Jazz have lost five straight, playing back to back to close out six-game trip, but still the Vegas favorite (-5.5) tonight in Philly.
Gordon Hayward has been REALLY good on this trip - 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals shooting 47% and 40% from 3
Marvin Williams has hit a wall - On road trip shooting 29% FG and 24% 3 pt and 5 pts per game. So vital to Jazz success
Stat question - In December (16g) Jazz shot 82% from FT line. Since Feb 1 (16g) shooting 73.5% - Is this variance strange?
Over last 5 games Jazz offensive rating is 95.8 (medium 107.7) defensive rating 115.2 . Sixers last 5 off rating 90.7 defensive rat 100.7
This bed in philly comfortable af
Unsolicited advice from a New York writer on how to survive the final five-and-a-half weeks of this Jazz season: "Start drinking heavily."
Utah Valley beats Bakersfield, 64-55. Wins first WAC title. Went 11+ minutes w/o a FG. Overcame a 24-2 run in the second half.
Philly's lost 15 in a row. But they'll get the Jazz on the second half of a back-to-back and the last night of a six-game trip. Who you got?
The Knicks (23-40) are now five back of Atlanta for the eight spot. So maybe the Jazz were just helping keep Denver out of the lottery.
With a group of Michigan alums in attendance, Burke and Hardaway combined to go 4 of 23 from the field. Good thing B1G title's wrapped up.
Derrick Favors after 5th straight Jazz L: "I'm just really pissed off right now about the performance and losing the way we've been losing."
Derrick Favors on the mood after five straight losses: "I can't speak for everybody else, but for me, just really pissed off right now."
Utah Valley trying to clinch regular-season title in first year of WAC membership. Leads Bakersfield at halftime, 33-21.
Consolation for Tyrone Corbin? Son Tyrell has been Bakersfield's best player in first half vs. Utah Valley. Seven points, big hoop IQ.
Setting at MSG makes postcast impossible - I will empty the noggin on the brief plane flight to Philly
Final: Knicks 108, Jazz 81. Anthony scores 29 points. Hayward and Burks go for 18 each. Jazz drop fifth straight. Philly up next.
Start spreading the news: Jazz lost (again).
Jazz pulling the plug on this one. JL3, Garrett, Rush, Thomas and Gobert all on the court out of the timeout.
Malcolm Thomas sighting.
I might just write a game story about Latvian basketball.
We have now entered the Knicks Fans Cheer For Cole Aldrich Shots portion of the evening at Madison Square Garden.
Another night of very costly turnovers by the Jazz: 13, leading to 23 points for the Knicks.
Jazz lost to Bucks by 26 points and are trailing Knicks by 25. Sixers management has to be scared to death Philly may actually win Saturday.
Inaccuracies overheard in MSG crowd: Is that Marvin Williams? Forgot he's on Utah. How'd they get him? It was sign/trade. For who? Millsap.
Trey left to try to chase down his college teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., who steals and finishes with a breakaway dunk. Knicks up 79-55.
College hoop duty: Cal-Bakersfield G Tyrell Corbin playing at Utah Valley tonight while his dad watches Jazz get worked in N.Y.
Chandler poked Favors in the eye (accidentally) and then, with Favors bent over, tied him up for the jump ball (intentionally).
Five Ls would be the Jazz's longest losing streak since October/November when they lost eight straight, then six more after beating NOP.
1 play summed up 1st half. Favors in post - Knicks bring double (why) and don't rotate at all - awful D - Burke gets wide open 3 - rimmed
Jazz first half shot chart v. Knicks http://t.co/MVtzSKsJnk
Boston's up 53-41 on the Nets at halftime. Celtics win and a Jazz loss would put the Jazz, Celtics and Lakers each at 21-41.
Half: Knicks 60, Jazz 41. Anthony with 22p, 5a. Hayward scored 11 in the first, went scoreless in the second, but still leads Utah.
Things got a bit chippy there between Carmelo Anthony and Enes Kanter.
Take it for what it's worth, but the two seats reserved for NBA scouts are empty at this Jazz-Knicks game.
End of 1: Knicks 39, Jazz 22. Carmelo put up 17 points in the quarter. Hayward (11 pt) has been aggressive early, getting to the hoop.
Who needs Phil Jackson? The New York Knicks were obviously just missing the Utah Jazz as an opponent. Knicks lead 39-22 after first quarter.
Carmelo up to 15 after the four-point play. Jazz in trouble early as the first quarter winds down, trailing 36-22.
Dick Bavetta is going to feel silly when he rewinds the VHS of tonight's game and sees that foul he called on Marvin Williams.
Weird possession. Hayward dribbles, dribbles, tries unsuccessful crossover on Amar'e, shoots after dribbling for 21 seconds, misses long 2.
But I guess we all have to grow up sometime.
A row of kids at MSG just won Game of Thrones season 3 DVDs and the announcer hyped the giveaway by mentioning the Red Wedding. Yikes.
Big fro, even bigger Jazz fans at Madison Square Garden. http://t.co/NpQ0QrxNce
Press row view at Madison Square Garden. http://t.co/5yK1UQHi3M
Fun night for Michigan fans at MSG with matchup of Jazz PG Trey Burke and Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. They led Wolverines to 2013 NCAA Finals.
To cap my season-high on Andris Biedrins tweets, the Utah center is on the inactive list for tonight's Jazz game against the Knicks.
Andris Biedrins also noted how Jānis Timma was drafted but got cut by Memphis. "That’s it. I don’t have any other Latvians. I’m here alone."
Andris Biedrins mentioned that Latvian Gundars Vētra played two games in NBA in 1992. Biedrins: "Hockey's the No. 1 sport."
Andris Biedrins was explaining Latvia's limited NBA history when Turkish native Enes Kanter interrupted. "They're not good at basketball."
Big stage tonight at msg. I'm going for it on " where are you watching" tonight!
Jazz center Andris Biedrins sponsors a three-on-three tournament in Latvia ever year. He paid for the winners to fly in for tonight's game.
Corbin says he'll likely keep Thomas active tonight: "It gives us another body to guard a guy like [Carmelo]. He has some size & can move."
The NYC scalper shrugged his shoulders and smiled when I responded, "Jeremy Lin doesn't play for the Knicks any more."
Sales pitch I just received outside of Madison Square Garden before Jazz-Knicks game. Scalper: "Tickets! Tickets! Jeremy Lin! Jeremy Lin!"
Big thanks to that fun group of strangers for taking the selfie with me. Wish people in Utah were as friendly as they are in New York.
Carmelo Anthony struggling in 4th quarter - FG% is 45.5 in 4th Quarter is 37.4% 3pt% is 42% in 4th quarter is 33.8%
Knicks are last in NBA in points in the paint, last in halfcourt points in the paint, last in fast break pts and last in FTA per game
Alec Burks ranks 7th in pts per drive and 13th in team pts per drive of top 100 most common drivers
Jazz Players (Drives per, driver pts per, team pts per) Burks (5.7, 1.23, .84) Hayward (5.5 1.08, .48) Burke (4.4, 1.07, .38)
Carmelo Anthony drives less than 3 times a game. Only 2.8 drives per game. Same as Jamal Crawford and Randy Foye
Worst Driver - drivers pts per drive - Steve Blake (.23) Trey Burke (..38) Norris Cole (.38) Ricky Rubio (.4) Beverley (.4) Nelson (.41)
Worst driver for team. Lowest team pts per drive - Norris Cole (.93) Waiters (.96) Millsap (1) Beverley (1) Pierce (1.02) Wroten (1.04)
Top Drivers leading own pts per drive - Durant (1.08) Stuckey (1) Jeff Green (.88) LeBron (.86) Turner (.86) Gay (.85) ALEC BURKS (.84)
Top Driver for his own points is Kevin Durant - 1.08 pts per drive
Knicks have lost 13 of last 16 but right now, per web sites, they are 7-point favorites over the Jazz.
Top 7 pts per team per drive - Durant (1.4) Ginobili (1.38) LeBron (1.32) JR Smith (1.29) DeRozan (1.28) Gay (1.28) Harden (1.24)
Of top 100 drivers in NBA - Kevin Durant leads at 1.42 team pts per drive (his team gets 1.42 pts average on each of his drives)
I'll be celebrating at a food cart by Madison Square Garden if anyone wants to join me for lamb gyros—and the possibility of food poisoning.
Alec Burks drives 5.7 times per game - he shoots 46% and the team gets 7 pts on his 5.7 drives