HoopsHype Utah Jazz twitter
Kings' coach Mike Malone orders intentional foul on Biedrins, who misses two FTs.
The Kings had Hamdy Ndiaye foul Andris Biedrins on purpose. Biedrins showed them ... by missing both free throws.
BIEDRINS FREE THROW ALERT.
I'm told Jazz fans aren't here because it's snowing in Salt Lake City. Understandable. Heat fans don't come when it's sunny in Miami either.
I hope they at least let Jimmer participate in a shooting contest during a timeout tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
Enes Kanter with six early points after getting an early hook in Portland. Jazz and Kings tied at 14 with 5:19 left in the first.
McLemore just popped some tags on the way to scoring that basket.
Mike Harris is the first player off the bench, subbing in for starter Jeremy Evans. Your 2013-14 Utah Jazz, folks.
EnergySolutions Arena will be counting all players and personnel from Jazz and Kings in attendance figure.
Jazz are doing a special Saturday night show for an intimate audience. Dozens of people are enjoying it. http://t.co/IvtDp7QZ7p
DeMarcus Cousins 2 fouls 1:30 into the game - is this good or bad for the Jazz
This is what ESA looks like when a pair of four-win teams play in a snowstorm. http://t.co/BHl6Fe0pbO
25 years ago tonight, Frank Layden coached his last game. Utah beat Washington, 111-94. Layden resigned the next day. Sloan replaced him.
A really nice gesture by the Jazz in the press room, honoring AP reporter Lynn DeBruin, who died earlier this year. http://t.co/G65KaRnInn
Jeremy Evans will get the start for the Jazz tonight with Kanter in the front court
That predicted Jazz lineup is starting: Trey Burke, Gordon Hayward, Richard Jefferson, Jeremy Evans and Enes Kanter. Favors, Williams hurt.
Kings starters: Vasquez, McLemore, the other D-Will, Thompson, Cousins.
The Jazz will start Jeremy Evans tonight with Derrick Favors out. Burke, Hayward, Jefferson and Kanter the other four.
Jazz big man Derrick Favors had some back issues that affected him this summer when he participated in the Team USA mini-camp.
This could be a very funky Jazz starting lineup. No announcement yet, but gotta think Burke, Hayward, Jefferson, Evans and Kanter.
Hmm. Jazz have winnable game vs. Kings and Derrick Favors is out with a sore back. Not doubting anyone. Just saying ...
Without Marvin Williams as well Jazz could start Jeremy Evans or keep Evans with second unit and go Biedrins to guard Cousins
BREAKING Jazz without Derrick Favors tonight. Sore lower back he is considered day to day
Jazz will also be without Marvin Williams (heel).
No Derrick Favors tonight. He's got a sore lower back. Marvin Williams (heel) is also out.
No Derrick Favors tonight. Sore lower back.
Corbin says his lineup isn't settled right now: "There are some other guys a little banged up, so we'll see what gives us the best chance."
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said there are some injuries other than Marvin Williams (heel) that may affect starting lineup. No details.
NFL officials wear super high-tech gear in sub-freezing weather. Major League Soccer ref wears a T-shirt and shorts.
Crazy thing about this draft is top 4 - Parker, Wiggins, Randle and Exum are all that and everytime I watch a guy 5-10 he is incredible
Jodie Meeks is 5th in the NBA in Locke Offensive rating - Going to be hard for Kobe to match his production - yes I just typed that.
If Jazz bigs play sharp and run the floor should have success tonight on Cousins . Robert Sacre had 7 pts 4 rebs in 1st quarter last night
League handing out MLS blankets in outdoor part of pressbox. Weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful...
I am kinda curious what a maple bacon Diet Coke doughnut would taste like, though.
Sacramento Kings have 9 guys playing 20 minutes or more and 10 guys averaging 6 or more points
RSL gets to warm up on sunny side of the field.
These are people who...well, are tougher than they should be. http://t.co/TvlnrQWA6m
The single greatest thing to happen in my sports writing career: a seat indoors at MLS Cup final in KC.
The Jazz say Marvin Williams (heel) is doubtful for tonight against the Kings.
Jazz F Marvin Williams remains doubtful tonight due to heel inflammation.
Hey, only a skiff of snow on the pitch.RSL expecting 1500 fans http://t.co/n2VOi2eBeD
(3/3) point is how would our perspective change on things. Marvin in 1.12 pts per shot Favors 1.02 Hayward is .85 Alec is .82 pts per shot
(2/3) 50% two pt shooter would be a 1 pt shot. Wesley Matthews would be hitting 1.34 pts per shot and Aldridge would be .95 pts per shot
In 4 games with Derrick Williams on the floor the Kings defensive rating is 111.3
This is only the Kings 6th road game in 18 games. They are 4-13 and 3-9 at home
Since coming back from ankle injury Enes Kanter is 9 of 20 (45%) in restricted area prior he was 51 of 78 (65%)
29 of the 66 assisted field goals Derrick Favors has scored this year are from Gordon Hayward
Trey Burke has 2 turnovers in 150 minutes
Last 7 games with Trey Burke starting Jazz offensive rating (pts per 100 possessions) 101.7. Step in right direction. Defense rat 111.8
Hayward: "They shot a ridiculous clip from 3. They beat us tonight. I think you put this one behind us and try to get a win tomorrow."
17 for 23 on 3's crazy
"I've got to know that. I could have done a better job," Burke said.
Trey: "You want to go back at him. You want to score. At the same time, I've got to run the offense. I've got to be a quarterback out there.
Burke admitted that Lillard's hot start affected him too much: "I started pressing a little bit once he started making some shots."
Corbin on pulling Burke: "They were getting what they wanted. ... We needed to change to see if we could get some energy somewhere."
No postcast tonight as ron boone was on tv
ADVANCED STATS - Jazz v. Blazers by the half http://t.co/Weyj3AVGYV
Final: Blazers 130, Jazz 98.
Of any team that has ever attempted 20 three's in a game as of right now this is the best 3 pt shooting performance - Blazers 17 of 22
By the way ... Earl Watson gets into a game for the fifth time all season.
Best ever 3 point shooting performance in NBA history with 15 makes is 15 of 21 by 07-08 Raptors and Suns - tongiht Blazers 15 of 20
End of 3: Portland 107, Utah 69. I'm going to hand out a Jazz note to the entire team for helping me make deadline despite a late tip.
Zut alors! Rudy Gobert is going to play.
Alec Burks misses a dunk and falls to the ground. Off the other way & the Blazers have 102 points with 90 seconds to go in the third.
It's the third quarter and Blazers fans are cheering and chanting for getting their free breakfast sandwiches for a 100-point game.
This is a ridiculous defensive no-show by the Jazz. Portland is shooting 64 percent and has scored 95 points in 32 minutes.
Remember the Jazz team that used to fall behind by 30 points? It's back. Portland leads 93-61 with 4:32 left in the third quarter.
Under 5 to play in the third, and the Jazz have scored five points in the quarter.
Batum dribbles back behind the line and fires up a 3, and that's what a 30-point deficit looks like.
In consecutive attempts, Alec Burks tried to score over 6-11 LaMarcus Aldridge and 7-footer Robin Lopez. He didn't.
LaMarcus Aldridge appears to be enjoying this Jeremy Evans matchup.
Diante Garrett also replaced Trey Burke early in the third quarter.
Jazz now have a defensive highlight. Derrick Favors just stuffed a LaMarcus Aldridge dunk attempt.
Jeremy Evans replaces Enes Kanter in the lineup after the Jazz's quick timeout. Second time Corbin's taken Kanter out quickly tonight.
Blazers effective field goal % is currently 78.6% Meaning if the Blazers were to have only 2 point shots they would have made 78.6%
Blazers open up the third quarter on a 10-0 run. Jazz trailing 77-56 with 9:48 left in the third.
ADVANCED STATS - For 1st half. In 1st quarter the Blazers averaged 1.8 points everytime they crossed half court http://t.co/UzVXqSInav
Offensively the Jazz have made huge strides and it shows with 56 first half points, defensively the #3 offense in NBA is torching the nets