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Exum commits his third foul. Appears very winded
The Jazz have gone from their best performance of the season to......
Celtics are kicking Bass and taking names.
The Celtics have absolutely shut the Jazz out of everything they've wanted to do offensively.
Prince finally missed one. I'm shocked
Joe Ingles is struggling with his shot ever since being called "The Other Half of the Thunder from Down Under" on Jazz TV.
Another turnover led to that Tayshaun Prince three....beginning to become a thing
Prince is putting on a show tonight at ESA. No, not the singer. The older Prince: Tayshaun.
Another Tayshaun Prince jumper.....this is getting out of hand
The Jazz are turning the ball over and it's leading to easy baskets for the Celtics...been very sloppy offensively in the second quarter
Jazz now down 15.....the turnovers...sheesh
Smart takes Kanter's cookies, goes to the basket for two.....Celtics up 38-26
Jazz are now down 31-24 with 7:54 remaining in the first half
ummm, Tayshaun Prince has 9 points in 8 minutes off the bench. Scorching Utah's second unit right now
Kanter spin move to the hoop....patented
wow. Marcus Smart is an absolute bulldog defensively
Very strange to see Tayshaun Prince in a Celtics jersey. Marcus Thornton too for that matter.
Tayshaun Prince looking like 2004 Tayshaun Prince
By the way, Jeremy Evans is apparently sick and will not be available the rest of the game, per Jazz PR.
Walt Bellamy was an option in a trivia question. He once told me that he never played for the Jazz. It was an awkward conversation.
End of 1: Jazz 17, Celtics 17. Gordon Hayward has 5 pts. Rudy Gobert with 4 pts & 4 reb. Utah 42 FG%. Jazz w/ 9 pts on 5 BOS turnovers.
Imagine all the people in snowbound Boston hunkering down and watching this mesmerizing Jazz-Celtics game ... or The Bachelor.
The Jazz and the Celtics are tied at 17-17 at the end of the first quarter
Burke to the rack for two
Smart with a smooth jumper....
Marcus Smart - whom the Jazz considered drafting - is in for the Celtics
The Jazz and the Celtics are tied at 13-13 with 2:30 remaining in the first quarter
Defense creating offense and finally some energy for the Jazz. Favors blocks on one end & scores on the other. Hayward w/ a steal & a dunk.
Trey Burke and Celtics big man Jared Sullinger are best friends and have been since childhood
Derrick Favors: "I'M ALL ABOUT THAT, BASS!!!"
This game will be delayed while referees remove the basketball from Brandon Bass' throat after that Derrick Favors block. Wow.
The Celtics defense in this first quarter has been really good. they play hard
Go on a vacation and you're replaced by Pearl Jam's drummer.
Jazz down 11-6 with 6:19 remaining in the first quarter
Rudy Gobert pops off the bench....coming in at the next whistle
The Celtics have scored seven straight
Jae Crowder opens the Celtics scoring with a three
Hayward scores the first bucket on a burst into the paint
Phil Dunphy's case as top celebrity Jazz fan: A friend, who has lost respect for me, had to tell me that was Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament.
Finally, we get the point guard match-up everybody has been anticipating since last June's draft: Dante Exum vs. Avery Bradley.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has been at back to back games at ESA and this morning's shootaround, which is better than some beat writers.
The Jazz and the Celtics have tipped off
Hayward said Butler teammate/Celtics coach Ronald Nored had a request. "He came into town and said he needed me to do some laundry for him."
Hayward on being underrated: "I see myself as one of the elite players in the league. Whether you’re popular or not, to me, doesn’t matter."
Keep an eye on C's inverting their pick and roll. They will have the big, Jared Sullinger or others with the ball and have guard set pick
Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: “I think right now, he’s in a different rhythm than I’ve ever seen him playing-wise.”
Asked Marcus Smart if there's extra motivation going against Exum, the guy picked one spot ahead of him. His answer: http://t.co/yL7PSI4eiq
NBA fantasy alert: Shavlik Randolph, Boston's modern-day Brian Scalabrine, will not play because of a strained left hamstring.
After evaluating Marcus smart during the draft process Snyder said he loved his ability to defend and toughness
Jazz starters: Exum, Ingles, Hayward, Kanter, Favors.
My first celebrity sighting during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Brian Scalabrine is in the pressroom! http://t.co/xhamjYxNSt
Dante Exum and Joe Ingles strut around Park City during a visit to the Columbia Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival. http://t.co/g7ss3CjxRZ
Over the last 20 games the Jazz defense is 3rd "smartest" defense allowing only 55% of shots in restricted or 3 pt (Blazers Bulls better)
Portland Trailblazers have the "smartest" defensive in the NBA. Allowing the fewest amount of shots in restricted area or from 3 point range
Jazz are +28 last two games with Dante Exum on the floor
Over the last 19 games Jazz are 10-9 Offensive ranked 18th Defense ranked 9th Opponents shooting 43% (7th best) Defensive EFG 48% (5th)
Last 2 games w Gordon Hayward on the bench Jazz offensive rtg is 103.5. For the season Jazz off rtg without GH is 94.0. Burke w. 2nd unit
Why Jazz are #1 in offensive rebounding might surprise you. Grab 30.6% with Booker on floor 29.8 with Gobert 27.3 with Favors and Kanter
Since the Jeff Green trade Jared Sullinger is averaging 18 pts, 9 rebs and 2 ast but shooting 43% and 22% from 3 on 5 atts a game
Utah Jazz are the #1 offensive rebounding team in the NBA. Grabbing 28.4% of all misses.
OK, that was fun. Thanks for making my notifications blow up with hilarity.
All of these Rudy nicknames at lunchtime gave me an idea for Utah's first French-Mexican restaurant: Goberto's.
My problem with Gobzilla is that it doesn't match the way you pronounce Gobert. If Rudy wants us to pronounce his last name Gawbert, fine.
Rudy admitted he was confused by the nickname at first because he didn't understand what stifle meant.
Kinda funny. Rudy Gobert smiled and glanced over at me when a Boston reporter asked about the Stifle Tower nickname.
Rudy Gobert is warming up to the Stifle Tower nickname, but he prefers Gobzilla. He's thought of that one for a while but hadn't shared it.
Gordon Hayward said Butler teammate Ronald Nored, who works for Celtics, said he has laundry he needs G to do while Boston is in town.
Scene at a Parisian night club: Rudy: "Bonjour! I'm ze French Rejection." Belle mademoiselle: "Add one more French rejection. Au revoir!"
Seriously, folks. How bad would that be for Rudy Gobert's social life if "French Rejection" was his nickname?
Again, my suggestion with frontrunners for Rudy's nickname: "Gobert Report: The Stifle Tower had a French Rejection in Swat Lake City!"
Memo at shoot around today. Fantasizing about Memo in Quin Snyder offense. Oh my. He would be deadly
Celtics big were able to keep Andrew Bogut out on the floor defending at 20 feet. C's also will invert pick and roll with big as handler
Interesting match-up tonight. Celtics frontline is Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger. Both stretch bigs v. Kanter, Favors, Gobert
The Utah Jazz might've scheduled home games during the Sundance Film Festival so Jerry Sloan wasn't the only star in the crowd.
Marcus Smart did not play last night for the Boston Celtics due to a death in the family. Not clear on his status for tonight.
The Fourth Tenor is just trying to make Hip Hopera cool again. http://t.co/FDF59stZLb