Aaron Falk

Big time celeb at Staples tonight. Professional angler Todd Kline just delivered the game ball for this one. Sing it, Randy Newman.

Tony Jones

Dante Exum starting for Trey Burke, who is getting the night off against the Lakers

Aaron Falk

He out. RT @jared123j What about Booker? He out?

David Locke

Fast break points allowed by the Jazz in the pre-season by game -- 10,8,7,8 and 6. Average below 7.8. Last year 15.5 (27th in NBA)

David Locke

Dante Exum starts as Trey Burke starts tonight. Think tonight will be a chance for the back end of roster to show themselves tonight

David Locke

Very good conversation with @Brittonhoops and Spencer Nelson right now on @1280sports getting ready for Jazz v. Lakers #UTAatLAL

David Locke

Dante Exum starts tonight for the Utah Jazz with Trey Burke resting

Aaron Falk

Dante Exum will start tonight. Trey Burke gets the night off to rest.

Aaron Falk

Alec Burks will indeed play tonight, Snyder says. Has missed three straight games with a shoulder injury.

Jody Genessy

Famous people I've seen in the Staples Center press dining room: Jack Cooley, Steve Brown, The Real @JazzGameNight, several Laker Girls.

David Locke

Storylines out of Byron Scott. We need more time, we are even till Kobe goes out, Kobe is as good as ever

Aaron Falk

Expect a few more Kobe minutes tonight. Lakers want to increase PT until he's at his regular-season target the last two preseason games.

Jonathan Rinehart

Touching story by @matthew_piper : sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/… Best wishes to Steve Mohlman and his family. (H/t @Steve Luhm )

David Locke

Lakers also without Steve Nash so Lakers point guard tonight is Ronnie Price

Aaron Falk

Nash, Lin, and Kelly won't play tonight. Lakers missing six guys in total.

David Locke

No Jeremy Lin for the Lakers tonight

Tony Jones

Dez is unguardable right now.....I shudder to think what he will do to my secondary next week smh

Steve Luhm

Per web sites: BYU opens as 6-point underdog at Boise, Utah State an 18-point favorite over UNLV, Utah is pick 'em vs. USC.

Steve Luhm

Wonder if Tallahassee P.D. had an outbreak of "blue flu" this morning. You know, after crazy party celebrating Florida State win.

Tony Jones

Dear Fox sports: Pitbull is not a rapper. I don't know what he actually is. I just know he ain't a rapper.

David Locke

5 with pre-season better than projected Utah (+13.2 #2) Phoenix (11.9 #3) New Orleans (+11.5 #4) Boston (5.7 #9) Orlando (4.5 #11)

David Locke

The other 4 offenses in pre-season top 10 finished 13,14,20 and 28 in regular season offense.

David Locke

6 of the top 10 offenses in last year's pre-season were also top 10 offense in the regular season

David Locke

The other 5 defenses that finished in top 10 in defense in pre-season finished 15,16,20,21 and 22 in regular season defense

David Locke

5 of the top 10 defensive teams in the pre-season last year were also top 10 in the defense for the regular season

David Locke

Last year the #4 team in efficiency differential in pre-season was Phoenix and it carried over - Jazz are 2nd right now

David Locke

Pre-season is hard to evaluate but last year's pre-season story was Charlotte's defense (best in pre-season) with new coach, it carried over

David Locke

Just pre-season but .... Jazz Offense 7th in nba and defense 2nd so far in pre-season

Steve Luhm

sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/… Steve Mohlman is one of the best newspapermen/guys I've known. Good thoughts, please.

Steve Luhm

sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/… Utah State needs junior college transfers to produce

Aaron Falk

Shootaround update on Alec Burks. “It’s good to have him back on the court," Quin Snyder says. sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Tony Jones

Death, taxes, Kirk Cousins throwing interceptions

Aaron Falk

Alec Burks had an ice wrap on his shoulder after shootaround, but the Jazz guard says he's good to go tonight against the Lakers.

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Steve Luhm

Mendenhall on Nevada's Cody Fajardo: "... He's a good quarterback. He's mobile. He's tough. I thought that a year ago. He's good."

Steve Luhm

More Mendenhall: "Each game is decided by about 3 to 5 plays ... and that just happened."

Steve Luhm

Bronco Mendenhall on Christian Stewart's late fumble: "... Just trying to hard." Wished he would have thrown the ball away, not scrambled.

Steve Luhm

BYU outgained Nevada, 601-411. But BYU had three turnovers.

Steve Luhm

BYU is unhappy, I know. But Nevada ain't chopped liver. Beat Washington State, which beat Utah, which is 5-1.

Steve Luhm

BYU loses third in a row. First streak like it since a four-gamer in 2010 (Air Force, Florida State, Nevada, Utah State).

Jody Genessy

Per LDS regulations, the Sabbath does not commence in Utah until BYU's football game ends. It will then last for the next 24 hours.

Brad Rock

Is it just me? Something about Nevada's coach reminds me of Biff on Back to the Future. #BYUfootball

Steve Luhm

They likely won't play this season, but Utah State defense vs. Nevada offense would be fun to watch ...

Steve Luhm

Nevada just ran a beautiful pick play, by the way.

Steve Luhm

If the offensive P.I. was so obvious, why did Florida State DBs start yelling at each other instead of the officials?

Steve Luhm

Pretty sure that official's day job is Tallahassee cop.

Tony Jones

That was a good call.

Tony Jones

WOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW INCREDIBLE PLAY BU GOLSON!!!!

Steve Luhm

BYU-Nevada first quarter ends at 9:12 p.m. New career goal: Cover a football game that ends after sunrise.

Tony Jones

That throw by Winston. wow

Tony Jones

Is that leadership from Jameis Winston? It was when it was Tim Tebow

Tony Jones

Do we agree that both of these teams should still be in playoff hunt regardless of outcome? Or does a loss cripple one?

Tony Jones

That Notre Dame tight end catching everything is D Rob's son? wow. He's gonna make NFL dollars

Tony Jones

Considering how good this Florida State/Notre Dame game has been, how far would you drop the loser in the polls?

Steve Luhm

When your team is favored and you win the toss, take the ball like Colorado State. Show confidence in your offense. Set the tone.

Tony Jones

USU loses 16-13 to CSU on a last second field goal

Tony Jones

THAT'S A RUN-OFF!!!! It's a penalty!!!

Tony Jones

wow. what a play by the Utah State defense!!!!!

Jody Genessy

Cue your "Will BYU play on Sunday if its late-starting game against Nevada goes past midnight" tweets ...

Tony Jones

What happened to D. Garretson

Jody Genessy

Friday fracas: Trevor Booker nearly hit, gets injured in quarrel with Blake Griffin during Jazz loss po.st/Tvmp3u

Steve Luhm

Forget Bill Simmons. ESPN should suspend itself for starting a football game at 8:30 p.m. Can't wait for November, when it's 10 degrees.

Tony Jones

worst decision I've ever seen Winston make.

Tony Jones

If I'm an NFL team with a top 3 pick, how do I pass on Winston, even with his character issues? Football wise, has better talent than luck

Jody Genessy

It's my anniversary. I'm in L.A. My wife is in SLC. At least our celebration dinner won't be interrupted by a breaking story like last year.

Jonathan Rinehart

Alec Burks (L shoulder contusion) will be game-time decision, Trevor Booker (sprained R ankle) doubtful for tomorrow’s game at the Lakers

Aaron Falk

Per Jazz JR, Alec Burks will be a game-time decision tomorrow and Trevor Booker is listed as doubtful to play.

Jody Genessy

Alec Burks (left shoulder contusion) might play Sunday. Trevor Booker (sprained right ankle) is doubtful vs. Lakers.

Greg Miller

The video for the final segment of my global expedition is now online at expeditions7.com http://t.co/tj0rMGmcBO

Steve Luhm

So does Bob Stoopes make like Mike Leach and fire his special teams coach?

Jody Genessy

ICYMI: Shining the Sequel. Another short horror film by Jody Genessy. Special guest appearance by Quin Snyder. vine.co/v/ObBeihTXI3W

Steve Luhm

In honor of another Cub-less World Series, here's a 45-year-old SI that I found in my closest the other day. http://t.co/YENjxOeJss

Steve Luhm

Amusing Blake Griffin got upset over the hardest foul committed by a Jazz player in three years (and it wasn't that hard).

Tony Jones

I need Katy Perry to never make a pass at a quarterback again. Knight ain't been right since smh

Aaron Falk

Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin Scuffle sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja… + other notes from last night's 101-97 loss in L.A. sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Aaron Falk

Clippers coach Doc Rivers has been impressed by Dante Exum so far: "He’s gonna be great, I think." sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58…

Brad Rock

Was it something the Jazz did? Yup. Griffin: 'Probably' will retaliate for hard fouls es.pn/1CzRyYJ via @ESPNLosAngeles

Jody Genessy

Quin Snyder on young Jazz, who lost 101-97 to Clippers: "We’re in the process of trying to develop an identity. Nights like tonight help."

Aaron Falk

Quin Snyder wasn't bothered by Trevor Booker's foul on Blake Griffin. "That’s why we like him. He plays hard." sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker last December: "It's always a physical game with me and Blake. We just can't seem to get along." (via @J. Michael Falgoust)

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker said he wasn't mad until Blake Griffin grabbed the back of his head. "We have our history. ... We’ve gotten into it before."

Aaron Falk

Here's a little more on that Booker-Griffin "history." bulletsforever.com/2013/1/20/3896…

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker on his ankle: "It’s a little sore, but nothing major. I’ll be back in a couple of days." Jazz next play Sunday vs. Lakers.

Aaron Falk

Trevor Booker was surprised by the flagrant call, but not by Blake Griffin's reaction. "We have our history," he said.

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker sprained his ankle while being restrained during the quarrel with Griffin. "I tried to break away and ended up twisting it."

Aaron Falk

And, uh, just ignore that photo at the top of the story.

Aaron Falk

Dante Exum has impressed early in his rookie campaign. Had another solid outing tonight. sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58… http://t.co/Y13UMI1sBQ

Jody Genessy

Jazz forward Trevor Booker said he's mystified why he was given a Flagrant 1 in his fracas with Blake Griffin. He hopes league overturns it.

David Locke

POSTCAST - weareutahjazz.com/lockedonjazz/ - Locke and Boone look at the inner workings of an intense... fb.me/6MHGlDP8J

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker has a walking boot on his sprained right ankle.

David Locke

POSTCAST IS LIVE with option for you to ask questions - plus.google.com/u/0/events/ch6…

Jody Genessy

What a game. Jazz lose to the Clippers 101-97.

Tony Jones

The Jazz will lose games like this in the regular season.....ones where experience gets them in the waning moments

Aaron Falk

Up 3, Clippers foul Trey. The disregard for my deadline is in midseason form.

Aaron Falk

Jamal Crawford for 3. Again. Clippers up 98-95 with 18.5 seconds left. Jazz take final TO. Quin Snyder trying to work some preseason magic.