TAG: Utah Jazz

Latest News / Jun 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Hawks Assistant, Quin Snyder, Frontrunner To Become Jazz Coach

Derrick Favors, LaMarcus Aldridge

Though the Utah Jazz officially parted ways with coach Tyrone Corbin six weeks ago, they’ve remained quiet as the season’s coaching carousel has reached full swing. According to recent reports, however, Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder has emerged as frontrunner for the job. Read More »

NBA Draft / May 20, 2014 / 5:00 pm

2014 Draft Lottery Good Luck Charms

NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA draft lottery is happening tonight. After a season in which so many teams figured out a way to lose as many games as possible to position themselves for the draft, tonight we find out who gets rewarded for all the malodorous jockeying for ping pong balls. I’m personally disappointed Nick Gilbert — the prince of the lottery — will not be representing the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Per usual, there are lots of other good luck charms for the other teams. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 11:55 am

Utah Jazz Considering John Stockton For Coach

John Stockton

The Utah Jazz have a coaching vacancy to fill, too. This might have gotten lost in the shuffle as all the talk has been focused on the job openings in New York and Golden State. It appears the Jazz will be considering a wide range of candidates and plan to reach out to John Stockton to gauge his interest. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

10 Best Series-Ending Shots In NBA Playoff History

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard’s epic buzzer-beating three-pointer from Friday night’s victory will forever be engrained in the minds of basketball fans. Now, simply referred to as “The Shot” around Portland and across the NBA, Lillard’s clutch trey defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 6 and sent them on summer vacation. It also inspired us to take a look back not only at the best buzzer-beating, series-ending shots, but also reminiscing on simply the ten best series-ending shots in league playoff history. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 5, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 4 Best Series-Ending Buzzer-Beaters In NBA Playoff History

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard’s epic buzzer-beating three-pointer from Friday night’s victory will forever be engrained in the minds of basketball fans. Now simply referred to as “The Shot” around Portland and across the NBA, Lillard’s clutch trey defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 6 and sent them on summer vacation. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:54 pm

Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunk

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals besides being an otherwise decent defender. But the man can still dazzle passing the ball, which he showed again with a fancy behind-the-back dish to a trailing Gorgui Dieng on Wednesday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 10:45 am

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

Dirk Nowitzki

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

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

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 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 »