TAG: Utah Jazz

NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

Dirk Nowitzki Moves Into Top 10 All-Time In Career Points

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

In the here and now, last night’s Mavs win over the Jazz in Utah kept the pressure on Phoenix and Memphis for the final playoff spot in the tightly packed Western Conference playoff race. But in the broader sense, it was a hallmark night for career excellence after a smooth mid-range jumper from near the elbow — what else — Dirk Nowitzki moved past Oscar Robertson into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Fitting that he made his climb into the top 10 on the same night his former Mavs teammate and good friend also moved up a spot on another career list. Read More »

NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 10:45 am

Watch Steph Curry Become First Player With 30 Points & 15 Assists In Under 30 Mins

Gordon Haywood, Stephen Curry

Gordon Haywood, Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not often we can say someone was first in NBA history. In the 68 years of existence, there have been a lot of spectacular moments and incredible individual efforts in The Association. But on Sunday night, with Utah in Oakland, Stephen Curry became the first person since 1985-86 season to score more than 30 points and dish more the 15 assists in less than 30 minutes of action as the Dubs blew out the Jazz, 130-102. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 23, 2014 / 1:15 am

Trey Burke Sinks The Game-Winning Three-Pointer With 1.6 Secs Left

Trey Burke, Kyle O'Quinn

Trey Burke, Kyle O’Quinn (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

True, the Jazz weren’t playing any world beaters when the Orlando Magic — one of three Eastern Conference teams that have lost more than the Jazz — stopped by Saturday night, but they got a victory in the most exciting way imaginable. After Arron Afflalo uncharacteristically missed the back-end of a pair of Halloween for tried I said: Although greatestpharmacy online canadian pharmacy drugstore Siam carry would filled over still washes.

free throws that would have given the Magic a three-point lead, Gordon Hayward sprinted the length of the court before sending a baseline pass to Trey Burke in the corner. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 18, 2014 / 10:30 am

John Lucas III Steals Ball During Blowout, Squares Off With Francisco Garcia

John Lucas III, Francisco Garcia

There are a few unwritten rules of etiquette concerning blowouts in the NBA, and the Rockets 124-86 drubbing of the Jazz last night in Houston certainly qualifies as a blowout. But that didn’t stop John Lucas III from picking the pocket of Isaiah Canaan in the closing seconds. Following Lucas’ steal and a pass after the angered Rockets converged on him, Francisco Garcia shoved him. Lucas took offense to the shove and hilarity ensued. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:44 am

Gordon Hayward Skies For Chase-Down Rejection

Gordon Hayward, Darren Colllison

Gordon Hayward, Darren Colllison (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jazz got beat by the Clippers, 96-87, Friday night, but they started off strong, opening up an 11-point lead after the first session. The Clippers eventually asserted their dominance over their less talented counterparts during the second half at Energy Solutions Arena. Despite succumbing in a disastrous final three quarters, Gordon Hayward got a filthy chase-down block on Darren Collison. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 12:28 am

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Block From Behind & Behind-The-Back Dime

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

A March date between an awful Milwaukee Bucks team and a visiting Jazz squad who might even be worse probably didn’t inspire a lot of water cooler talk today around the office today. Even so, the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo* is must watch television. The 6-11 (and growing) rookie has created a lot of buzz in his inaugural year, which is saying something considering he plays in Milwaukee. Against the Jazz on Monday, he showed off his defense and his ball wizardry in one continuous sequence you have to see. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 1, 2014 / 9:37 am

Kyrie Irving Faces Down Fan Rushing The Court, Records 1st Career Triple-Double

Kyrie Irving, deranged fan

Kyrie Irving, deranged fan (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

For all the accomplishments and amazing games Kyrie Irving has given the Cleveland fan base, he’s never recorded a triple-double. That changed Friday night with the Jazz in town. Irving had 21 points 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the easy 99-79 win. Maybe it was Irving’s night that drove a fan to run out onto the court just for a chance to say whassup before police tackled him. Unlike the triple-double this has unfortunately happened before with Kyrie. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 1:00 am

Video: Will Barton’s 360-Degree Flush On The Break

Will Barton

Will Barton (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

It took a huge fourth quarter by the Blazers, where they outscored the Jazz 38-21, but Portland finally got back to their winning ways against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. Over their last 10 games, the Blazers have been just 3-7, and through three sessions Friday night, the awful Jazz had the lead 73-64. But Portland revved the engine of their offense just in time. Way back in the second quarter, during a low-scoring first half, Blazers guard Will Barton electrified the Moda Center crowd with a righteous 360-degree flush on a breakaway. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »