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Jazz have only scored nine points in the first 8-1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter. Pacers lead 89-76.
One thing Trey Burke must stop doing: reacting with obvious frustration when a teammate doesn't finish/makes a mistake.
Paul George with the steal and a dunk. Hayward answers with a 3. Jazz down 79-76, 6:20 left to go.
Paul George with a sneaky steal-and-slam followed by a Gordon Hayward 3-pointer. Let's get this match-up going.
Jazz lead the game 63-62 when Derrick Favors picked up his 4th foul. Favors re-enters Jazz trail 75-69
Oh, wow. Paul George with a burst to the bucket for a dunk.
Kid w/ blonde mohawk who won the dribbling/layup contest during timeout was wearing a custom Jazz jersey #85 that read T-MONEY on back.
End of 3: Pacers 68, Jazz 67.
Tough call sends Favors to the bench with fourth foul. Indiana scores 7 straight points: 68-63.
To rub it in my face that I'm missing my daughter's first dance recital, Jazz put a young girl in the Dance Cam contest. A weird dude won.
Paul George is 0-for-6 from 3-point range tonight. No wonder the Utah Jazz passed on him in the 2010 draft.
Andris Biedrins sighting.
Favors now with 17 points and 10 boards. I believe that's double-double No. 8 on the year.
Favors headed to the line for one after the timeout. Jazz up 60-59 with 5:47 left in the third quarter.
Jazz point guard Trey Burke just recorded his career-high seventh assist on that Derrick Favors bucket.
Burke looked like he was caught in no-man's land for a second, but he manages to find Favors for a career-high 7th assist.
Derrick Favors just used his Go-Go Gadget arm to snag down a high pass from Trey Burke. He's fouled on the putback.
Gordon Hayward is slipping back into slump territory. He's missed seven of nine shots tonight.
Pacers are on an 18-4 run and have taken a 51-48 lead.
Roy Hibbert scores over Favors and Indy has the lead, 49-48.
ADVANCED STATS - Jazz and Pacers 1st half by quarters http://t.co/GXdgIhhBPF
Derrick Favors 10-14 footer in 13-14 is 11 of 20 (55.5%) was 19 of 51 (37%) in 12-13 and 11-12 26%
This arena feels deflated after Pacers end first half on a 14-4 surge to trim Jazz's lead to 48-47 at halftime.
Halftime: Jazz 48, Pacers 47. Utah led by as much as 11 in the second quarter. Favors and Kanter with 10 points apiece.
Jazz continue to play excellent basketball. Indiana calls a timeout, trailing 42-31 with 4:49 left in first half.
Alec Burks in the air is just cray cray, as the cool kids used to say.
I appreciate all of the Backstreet Boys lyrics that are being tweeted at me. That line exhausted my database.
The Jazz's Brandon Rush (knee surgery) scores his first points in 13 months.
Brandon Rush has scored in the 2013-14 season. Your turn, Andris Biedrins.
Brandon Rush with his first basket of the season.
Fans can freak when players' jerseys are discounted. "Trade coming!?" Jazz shirts are being sold for 50% off tonight. What does it mean?!
Kanter, who played 12:45 total against Houston, played all 12 minutes in the first tonight. He has six points and six rebounds.
Yikes. Paul George's halfcourt miss was closer to making it than Trey Burke's runner seconds earlier.
End of 1: Jazz 23, Pacers 17.
Brandon Rush in early - Jazz will need him tonight
Former Pacer Brandon Rush is checking in.
Opponents shot 37.8% at the rim with Roy Hibbert is defending. Jazz struggling with that so far but that is all - Jazz lead it 19-13
Hibbert knocked to the ground and slow getting back on D, so Trey Burke takes advantage of some room in the paint. He has 8. Jazz up 19-13.
Goodness gracious, Trey Burke with the sweet cross-over drive.
My hair always feels drier when I see Luis Scola on the court.
Pacers don't look overly interested so far. Jazz lead, 10-2. Trey Burke with a pair of three-pointers.
I spoke too soon. Trey Burke is on FIRE!
Pacers start with Hibbert on Enes Kanter and David West on Derrick Favors.
No fires to report from EnergySolutions Arena yet tonight before the Pacers-Jazz game.
Frank Vogel "Step #1 (in building def culture) getting good defensive players" Who on Jazz fit that? What 5 would be best defensive 5?
Frank Vogel "It is about eliminating rotations. Trying to handle all the action without getting in chain reaction of rotations"
Excited to make my Hoosier State TV debut in a minute. Here I come, Fox Sports Indiana.
Indy coach Frank Vogel on rookie Trey Burke: "He's a heckuva basketball player. They’ve got a bright future here with him leading the way."
Coach Vogel on Pacers' physical D: "We want to make offensive players feel us, make them uncomfortable. We want to take their air space."
Vogel followed that up by saying Burke is "a heck of a basketball player. They've got a bright future here with him leading the way."
"Then all of a sudden the film comes out and everybody shuts him down."
Pacers coach Frank Vogel on scouting a rookie: "It's like the old QB in the NFL rule: the first four weeks he can do whatever he wants. ...
I'm missing my 7-year-old daughter's first dance recital because of this Jazz game. Her sweet quote to dad: "You don't have to feel guilty."
Balance Department: After George, Indiana's other four starters average between 12.0 and 12.6 points.
Corbin on Indiana's Paul George, who averages 24.9 points per game: "He can go real crazy on you."
It's 19 degrees in Salt Lake right now. Asked Jazz coach Ty Corbin if he was staying warm. His Sloan-like response: "It'll kill the bugs."
Great to see the D-News team is doing so well online. We're pretty dang good on paper, too.
We want to make offensive players feel us. We want to take their air space - Frank Vogel
Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans won't play tonight against the Pacers. Enes Kanter will start.
Enes Kanter will start. Marvin Williams and Jeremy Evans out.
No Marvin Williams or Jeremy Evans tonight for the Utah Jazz
Enes Kanter will start for Utah Jazz.
The Utah Jazz take the 4th fewest shots from 15 to 19 feet per game in the NBA -- that is a good thing
The 10 teams with the fewest corner three attempts - 8 have a losing record only NO and OKC have a winning record.
Jazz v. Average Restricted Area (Jazz allow 36% of shot atttempts - avg is 32%) corner 3 (6% avg is 6.7%) above break 3 (17.3% avg is 18.5)
Jazz opps shoot 59.8% of their shots in either restricted area (36.4% of shots), Corner Three (6%) or above the break 3 (17.3%)
Five best "money shots" defense in NBA are Pacers, Bulls, Spurs, Warriors and Magic - 5 worst are Pistons, Sixers, Pelicians, Heat, Knicks
The Pacers allow opps to shot 50% of their shots from restricted area or three point range. League median is 56.6% shots in "money zone"
Last game the Jazz played the #1 "money shot" offense (shots in restricted area or threes) tonight the Jazz play the #1 "money shot" defense
LeBron James EFG% is 64.3% only 2 players ever finished season with a higher EFG% with 10 FGA per game - Wilt 66-67 and Artis Gilmore 81-82
Wesley Matthews EFG% is 67.8%. One one player in NBA history has ever had a better EFG% for a season with 10 FGA per game - Wilt 1966-67
No more low cut Kobe's
Many superb lyrics in "Too Big Yo," but I love Hayward's line: "They call me J.J. Redick, cause when I shoot they ask cash or credit." YO!
I'm sure Coach Corbin will consider how to tick off as many Jazz fans as possible while deciding who will start for Marvin Williams.
Indianapolis native Gordon Hayward: "I have some friends that are big Pacers fans. They've been giving me heat the whole season about it."
GH on playing Pacers: "It’s special this time because they're one of the best teams in the league. It's a challenge that’s going to be fun."
Hayward on what makes Indiana special: "Defense. They're tremendous on defense — all five guys. ... That's how you win basketball games."
DRtg last 10 games: Bulls 100.1; Suns 109.2; Rockets 103.1; Pacers 91.7. Indy holding opponents to 39.5%. Averaging 7.3 steals, 7.1 blocks.
"I have some friends that are big Pacers fans. They've been giving me heat the whole season about it," Gordon Hayward says.
Marvin Williams on his heel injury: "The most difficult thing is to be away from your team. We’re kind of getting on a roll right here."
Jazz F Marvin Williams (heel) after his offseason Achilles surgery: "I expected some tough days. I’m not too frustrated about the injury."
Jazz point guard Trey Burke on the difference winning three of four games makes: "It changes everything. No one likes to lose."
Williams started to feel soreness the first Phoenix game last week. Good news, he says, it doesn't feel like his last Achilles injury.
Marvin Williams said the soreness is in his right heel, not his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon. He's encouraged by that.