Jody Genessy

Some habits are hard to break. Gordon Hayward just missed a long jumper just inside of the 3-point line.

Aaron Falk

Tarik Black checks in and makes it all the way to the free throw line before he realizes he's wearing a T-shirt over his jersey.

Jonathan Rinehart

He PA’d the Bird-Magic NCAA title gm MT @Jonathan Feigen Good to hear Dan Roberts still Jazz PA guy. Steve Francis did fine imitation of DR

Tony Jones

Jazz lead the Rockets 42-38 with six minutes remaining in the first half

David Locke

I really like that Quin Snyder takes his designated timeout when he wants rather than letting the game dictate it with whistles #HOUatUTA

Jody Genessy

Trevor Booker hustle. Hurries to huck up 3 to beat shot clock. It misses but Burke rebounds and dishes to Booker for a layup.

Tony Jones

Exum has played an excellent first five minutes of his NBA career

David Locke

Twice tonight @1041straight has dropped advanced stats on the broadcast. Impressive Mr. Boone. Impressive

Tony Jones

Exum for three....first NBA points for the rookie

Jody Genessy

Rookie Dante Exum. Elbow 3. Lots of cheers.

Jody Genessy

The Utah Jazz have two Australians on the court right now — Dante Exum and his Aussie roomie, Joe Ingles.

Tony Jones

Joe Ingles making his NBA debut

Aaron Falk

Joe Ingles practiced with the Jazz for the first time yesterday. The Aussie forward is in the game now. Jazz up 31-30.

Jody Genessy

CRIKEY! Joe Ingles just checked in for the Jazz two days after joining the team.

Aaron Falk

Teams will start taking this away, but Exum finds his new favorite target Gobert for the oop there.

Tony Jones

Gobert's length is giving Howard real issues. Not so easy anymore for D 12

Jody Genessy

Dante Exum talked about the connection he's made with Rudy Gobert. That just resulted in a Gobert dunk.

Tony Jones

Great lob from Exum to Gobert....dunk

Tony Jones

With Exum in, his man laying off and getting into the passing lanes. It's disrupting the Jazz offense a bit

Tony Jones

Favors with 8, Kanter with 6, Hayward and Burks with 4 each for the Jazz in the first period...

Aaron Falk

Twenty of the Jazz's 27 points have come in the paint.

Aaron Falk

End of 1: Jazz 27, Rockets, 27. Derrick Favors 8p/2r/1a. Kanter 6p/2r. Dwight Howard 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

Tony Jones

Entertaining first quarter comes to an end with a 27-27 tie

Brad Rock

Papanikolau...wasn't he on Vegas Vacation?

Aaron Falk

Rodney Hood hits his first NBA attempt — a 3. Now Dante Exum makes his debut with 1:41 to play in the first. Rockets up 27-25.

Tony Jones

Dante Exum making his NBA debut

David Locke

Utah Jazz Basketball is underway - LISTEN LIVE nba.com/broadband/alp_…

Jody Genessy

The Dante Exum Era has begun. The No. 5 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft just checked in for Trey Burke. #HOUatUTA

Tony Jones

Jason Terry been hittin threes since the Mayflower

Jody Genessy

Rookie Rodney Hood. Corner 3. Lots of cheers.

Brad Rock

Defense keeps getting caught in Harden's beard.

Jody Genessy

Favors has hit a couple of free-throw-line jumpers. Watch out, if his mid-range game is on this season.

Tony Jones

But as I said, Kanter CAN score....so there's the conundrum

Aaron Falk

Rodney Hood makes his NBA debut at the 4:57 mark in the first quarter. The rookie is the first guy off Snyder's bench tonight.

David Locke

Rodney Hood makes NBA debut with 4:57 left in the 1st quarter #HOUatUTA

Jody Genessy

Rookie Rodney Hood is going to make his NBA debut as the first player off of the Utah Jazz bench.

Tony Jones

Wondering who's the worse defender. Kanter, or James Harden. I'm taking votes

Steve Luhm

Jazz not doubling Dwight Howard. He has 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting in less than seven minutes.

Jody Genessy

James Harden just got beat BADLY (shocker) by a driving Alec Burks.

Tony Jones

Of course, Kanter's good on the block. And he has a mismatch against Terrence Jones

Jody Genessy

Quin Snyder is at the end of the Jazz bench explaining something to Clark, Novak, Hood and Ingles.

Tony Jones

Jazz and the Rockets tied at 12-12 with seven remaining in the first quarter. Howard has 10 of Houston's total

Tony Jones

Kanter's making it easy on Howard. All but giving him an invitation baseline for a reverse dunk

Jody Genessy

Inactives tonight for the Jazz: Toure' Murry and Jordan Hamilton.

Aaron Falk

Derrick Favors working inside and out. He's 3 for 4 right now. Jazz and Rockets knotted up at 12 midway through the first quarter.

Jody Genessy

Derrick Favors hits a soft jumper off of a pick-and-roll with Trey Burke. Nice shot.

Tony Jones

Howard has eight already. Guarding him without help isn't working at all lol

Tony Jones

Howard dominant in the lane early on

Jody Genessy

Enes Kanter misses his first corner 3.

Tony Jones

Houston force-feeding the ball to Howard in the paint

Tony Jones

Takes Derrick Favors 17 seconds to pick up is first foul guarding D Howard

Brad Rock

Smoke and mirrors? #WeShallSee #JAZZNATION http://t.co/kDzP5iK9QT

Tony Jones

Opening night about to start now

Steve Luhm

Key tonight might be Jazz holding Houston's Terrence Jones under 30 points, which they could not do last March.

Tony Jones

A lot of fire, a lot of smoke, a lot of....everything at ESA right now, as they are introducing the Jazz

Aaron Falk

Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward, sporting some new Jazz warmups, take the mic at center court before tipoff to thank the fans at ESA.

Jody Genessy

Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.

Brad Rock

Ed Pepple, Quin Snyder's HS coach, said Quin could really jump. #HOUatUTA #InCaseHe'sNeeded http://t.co/vrxC6p6sSt

Jody Genessy

Sadly, the press conference ended before I could show Adam Silver the vine I made. Next time. (Not really.)

Jody Genessy

Jazz will go Mailman-Ike Austin RT @Utah Jazz :Tweet your Jazz record prediction for 2014-15! #Jazzstradamus #HOUatUTA http://t.co/cUxLcWFjVi

Steve Luhm

Another congrats: Ex-Utah Jazz ballboy and U. of Utah grad Daniel Shimensky. His first game as head trainer of the Denver Nuggets.

Jody Genessy

Gordon Hayward & Jeremy Evans are no longer locker neighbors. GH joked it's Evans' fault. JE said he doesn't earn enough $ to be by Hayward.

David Locke

Starting lineups, inactive and officials #HOUatUTA http://t.co/nkUUxa8mvz

Tony Jones

Trevor Ariza, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard, James Harden and Pat Beverley the starters tonight for the Rockets

Tony Jones

Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter and Favors are the starters tonight

Tony Jones

Joe Ingles is active tonight. Jordan Hamilton is inactive tonight. Interesting

Aaron Falk

Jazz will start Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter. Newcomer Joe Ingles is active. Inactives: Jordan Hamilton and Toure' Murry.

Steve Luhm

Congrats to good friend Craig Bolerjack on the start of his 10th season as voice of the Jazz.

David Locke

The new Jazz Pre-Game Show is on the air with @1280Spence @Brittonhoops tune into 97.5 FM and @1280sports

Jody Genessy

A few of this sports writer's pregame sights from EnergySolutions Arena for the Utah Jazz's season-opener. vine.co/v/OMtWTXAbrLV

Jody Genessy

Quin Snyder on his NBA head-coaching debut: "I'd like to think this is more about our team, the work that we’ve put in together as a group."

Tony Jones

Trevor Ariza - a long versatile defender - will start on Gordon Hayward tonight. Huge matchup

Tony Jones

McHale on the jazz: they are very good. They aren't easy to defend. I like what they're doing

Tony Jones

Kevin mcHale said he's concerned with Houston's energy level tonight due to back to back

David Locke

Just finished a 10 minute 1 on 1 with Commissioner Adam Silver. To air on @1280sports

Tony Jones

Snyder said he noticed James harden getting to the free throw line 16 times last night

Aaron Falk

NBA commish Adam Silver is in SLC tonight: “It’s just a coincidence that Quin Snyder went to Duke as I did and I’m here for his first game.”

Tony Jones

Snyder:hopefully effort and unselfishness become our calling cards

Tony Jones

Snyder: alot of games to be played but there's something significant about the first one

Tony Jones

Quin Snyder addressing media now

Jody Genessy

NBA commish Adam Silver will go to Los Angeles on Thursday to see owner Steve Ballmer's first game as the Clippers owner.

Jody Genessy

Adam Silver said it's "highly unlikely" NBA will shorten games to 44 minutes. Experiment was to put attention on pace and length of games.

Jody Genessy

NBA commish said "no imminent plans for expansion now," but he thinks Europe expansion is "doable" in the future.

David Locke

Excited this season to bring you new Utah Jazz Pre game show on @1280sports with Spence Checketts and Britton Johnsen starts at 6pm

Jody Genessy

NBA commissioner Adam Silver pointed out that the Jazz have the second-longest tenured ownership (Millers) in the league.

Jody Genessy

NBA commish Adam Silver joked it's "just a coincidence" he's in Utah for new Jazz coach Quin Snyder's first game. They're both Dukies.

David Locke

Adam Silver reminds everyone the Miller family is the 2nd longest running ownership in the NBA

Toure Murry

Shout out my "rook" on her debut today

David Locke

Might not be able to watch but can still represent. Go @sfgiants instagram.com/p/uwNcyABruo/

David Locke

Adam Silver "Expansion is not on our agenda right now. It is possible teams will be in other markets. 30 teams feels right."

Aaron Falk

And that should be @Grantland33. My apologies to full-time mobile engineer, part-time hand model @Grantland Chew.

Aaron Falk

The @Grantland Basketball Hour's "No Ring Saloon" features Laker legend Karl Malone. http://t.co/fO14GW3qLB

David Locke

Dante Exum's first autograph ever was Joe Ingles. Tonight the two Aussies will make their NBA debuts on the same team. Great story

David Locke

The reality of the absence of Red Panda from our NBA lives is beginning to set in.

Jody Genessy

Yep. RT @Tim MacMahon: J.J. Barea rejoining Mavs on a vet-minimum deal and release of Gal Mekel will be official soon.

David Locke

Legendary Mercer Island High School Basketball Coach Ed Pepple in town for his former student/player… instagram.com/p/uwDZnXhrr8/

Jody Genessy

Dante Exum was getting asked what his expectations are after being picked fourth. He quietly replied "fifth" as the media member continued.

Jody Genessy

Hayward's advice to Kanter? "Just not worry about (the contract). It’s over with and now he just has to play this season as a Jazz player."