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We're a quarter and a half into this game, and the Jazz only have as many field goals (seven) as I did wet Memphis-style BBQ ribs for lunch.
Jazz are 2 of last 17 from the field.
How bad is Memphis playing? The Jazz have shot 25 percent (7-for-28) but are still tied at 23 with the Grizzlies.
Gordon Hayward 4 of last 23 from 3 since all-star. Tough for Jazz if he doesn't hit from outside not many other shooters
End 1: Grizz 20, Jazz 19. Gasol's floated a couple shots over Gobert's long arms. He has six points. Memphis with 10 points in the paint.
Marc Gasol just gave a course on How To Combat Opponents' Length 101, spinning away from Gobert and shooting a fading J. Sweet shot.
Grizzlies are 3 of 10 shooting in Gobertland (the paint)
Rudy Gobert's height is clearly bothering Marc Gasol early on. Grizz center has only made one of four shots.
About 90 percent of Quin Snyder's coaching directed at Exum early on. A mix of encouragement and instruction so far. Jazz up 7-4 early.
Jazz off to a nice start, leading Grizzlies 7-2.
YOOOOOO DSR made em Dance!!!!
Grizzlies starters: Conley, Lee, Green, Koufos & Gasol. Vince Carter is inactive.
Kosta Koufos is starting for the Grizzlies. THE KOUF REVENGE GAME!!!
Former Jazzman Kosta Koufos will start tonight in place of Zach Randolph.
Z-Bo and Beno are out/ill, and Tony Allen is serving a one-game suspension. Bodes well for Jazz getting first three-game winning streak.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger on the Jazz & the Grizzlies' jump from 24 wins to 40 wins in 2009-10: http://t.co/c5xfCeuiDp
Quin repping El Jazz tonight. http://t.co/S6HqxDZEGe
Do you realize that the Jazz have only been outscored by 77 points total this season? It's totally possible they end with a positive margin.
Things getting interesting: Z-Bo, Beno out tonight with illness. Tony Allen has been suspended for the night.
Tony Allen will not play tonight for the Memphis Grizzlies he has been suspended by the team. internal matters
Former Lone Peak High player Justin Hamilton was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans today.
Beat writers are now crossing fingers that the Jazz will change the game's tipoff to 7 instead of 8:30.
The Utah Jazz just lost their only ESPN appearance of the season (vs. Wizards on March 18). The replacement: Atlanta at Golden State.
Left over from last summer's research. Brian Shaw adds to list of former player long time assistants that don't pan out as head coach.
Grizzlies are 75-29 since acquiring Courtney Lee last January
Went out to shovel the sidewalk, in bright sunlight, came in and couldn't tell if the kitchen is blue or gold.
Important Stat of the Day: Memphis is undefeated (6-0) on Tuesdays this season, per Grizzlies PR.
Salt City Hoops Show will be airing tonight at 7 PM on ESPN700, despite Jazz game at the same time. We'll make it slightly more podcasty.
How jealous are Nuggets players that their coach just got fired and doesn't have to keep going for another 1, 2, 3 ... 6 weeks!?
Aww man. Bovada took the Jazz off the board for winning the NBA title. It's probably not happening this year, guys. http://t.co/gPPF5nIOKA
Ideas I've heard for DEN job thus far from fans: JVG, Mike Malone, JB Bickerstaff, Ty Corbin, Mike Longabardi, Tyronn Lue.
Universally anytime I talk to someone in basketball who knows Quin Snyder the first reference is "his brilliant basketball mind"
If you were the Nuggets, who would you hire as coach?
Memphis is 74-29 since Jan 14th last year when Marc Gasol plays (71.8%)
Today's Tip Off is pretty thick with numbers. Very curious your thoughts on new stat. Think it is best I've created
Memphis 5 man bench lineup is +14.8 per 100 possessions with d rating of 77.4 tough for Jazz rookies
Last 5 games Jazz are +51 with Trevor Booker on the floor
At some point, you gotta let players stand up for themselves. Or refs gotta go after the aggressors...Walker should've been t'd immediately
And then Henry Walker tackles Morris and stands over him, like Morris wouldn't take exception to that. Cmon NBA refs, so your job
Len had every right to defend himself there. Only ejection should be Whiteside. That's bush league on his part.
Second time Whiteside did that to Len after a dunk. Len had every right to go after him. Oh well
hahaha Keef Morris' night is gonna be finished
I also just got a personal safety demonstration, just to me. Which was hilarious and very high pressure.
20% of Jazz opponents offensive possessions are ending in a Jazz steal or block since the all-star break
Chalmers is working Brandon Knight
oh my lord, Whiteside.....Alex Len is a victim
Since All-Star break Jazz opponents are shooting 24% from three point range
The NBA sends out a weekly email highlighting the events of the league. Little love for the Jazz http://t.co/JsJsx1wWPk
Created a new stat today on flight. Concept is player pts scored per night over the average player using those possessions. Good findings
Ron Boone "That was interesting. I enjoyed that." I am tweeting this so it is on record.
7.7% of the Houston Rockets shots are 3's in first 6 seconds of the shot clock. However, they make just 32.8% for .98 pts per shot
6.1% of the Phoenix Suns shots are 3's in the first 6 seconds of the shot clock. Scoring at 1.25 pts per shot
7.4% of the the Golden State Warriors shots are 3 pointers in the first 6 seconds of the shot clock. Average 1.29 pts per shot
Coach Snyder and his staff are getting players who aren't necessarily good individual defenders to become good team defenders.
This defensive improvement is what happens when players buy what they're coach is selling -- from Exum to Millsap to The Stifle Tower.
More than anything, the Utah Jazz are finally starting to establish a team identity. It's been a long time coming.
I'm still stunned by defensive improvements made by the Jazz. Utah has been the NBA's third-best D the past 15 games after a rough start.
Jazz Defensive Ranking by Month October: 30th November: 26th December: 25th January: 15th February: 1st
Last time Jazz were in Memphis they were 8-20. Since then they are 15-15
If they go 2-2 on this trip (MEM, BOS, PHI, BKN), the Jazz match their win total from a season ago with 20 games left to play.
Last year Jazz allowed 109 pts per 100 possessions This year Jazz allow 104 per 100 Feb 97 per 100 (#1 in NBA) Since ASB 87 per 100
Jazz Point Differential by Month October: -14.5 November: -4.7 December: -1.4 January: -.1 February +4