TAG: Utah Jazz

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 »

NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:44 am

Gordon Hayward Skies For Chase-Down Rejection

Gordon Hayward, Darren Colllison

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

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

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 »