View Full Version : Jazz-King game 2

04-23-2002, 09:57 PM
Combined 3 for 22 so far in the first, with 5:00 left....wow! Kings leading 4-3.

04-23-2002, 09:59 PM
6-4 Utah lead, with 3:15 to go in the first. OMG, ugly, ugly game.

04-23-2002, 10:06 PM
Flagrant on Malone. Not a big surprise.

04-23-2002, 10:07 PM
on cwebb?

04-23-2002, 10:10 PM
Nope.... I think it was on Christie.

Jeff Van Gundy might have a career as a broadcaster.

04-23-2002, 10:12 PM
Malone hammers Christie for a flagrant, and technicals fly all over the place.

04-23-2002, 10:12 PM
you're kidding right? IMO Van Gundy sucks at broadcasting...maybe even worse at that than coaching.

Who could like van gumby? he's a QUITTER.

04-23-2002, 10:21 PM
This is so hard. I can't decide which team I want to see lose more.

04-23-2002, 10:31 PM
I want the Kings to lose. Stretch the series out - tire them out a little.

04-23-2002, 10:34 PM
<< I want the Kings to lose. Stretch the series out - tire them out a little. >>

Demonstrate they are over-rated.

04-23-2002, 10:39 PM
Kings down 35-22.

Oops. C-Webb down, left ankle hurt.

04-23-2002, 10:39 PM
Webber makes two at the line and stays in the game.

04-23-2002, 10:40 PM
Jazz shooting .368, and the Kings? .243!!!

04-23-2002, 10:44 PM
44-29 Utah leading at the half.

I'm pretty shocked, in a rather nice way i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

04-23-2002, 10:52 PM
two teams i definitely dislike (although i'd like to see pollard in a mavs uniform)..

who do i want to win?..that jazz..i'm with mffl..tire the kings out a bit

04-23-2002, 10:55 PM
OK, let me premise this by saying I can't imagine it happening, but what if the Jazz beat the Kings. Do they reseed for the second round. In other words would it be:
Jazz, Mavs and Spurs, Lakers. Or would the Spurs play the Jazz and the Mavs the Lakers.

04-23-2002, 11:04 PM
The bracket is such that the Mavs (if...when they advance) will play the winner of the Kings-Jazz series. No?

04-23-2002, 11:06 PM
We would be playing the Jazz and we would have home court.

04-23-2002, 11:12 PM
I'd much rather play the Kings....But, to see the Old Men of SLC take out the Sad Whining Kings in first round would be priceless, too.

04-23-2002, 11:16 PM
I'd rather play the Jazz. We beat them every game this year except one and that was the game that Nellie took Najera out early and the Jazz made a comeback.

04-23-2002, 11:26 PM
Divac made a very stupid comment before tonight's game - he publically said the Jazz were finished. Good move - make Malone mad.

04-23-2002, 11:28 PM
I'm mixed.

I want the Mavs to have the challenge. I want Dirk &amp; Finley &amp; Nash to literally use Webber's, Christie's, and Bibby's heads as brooms and mop the Arco floor.

On the other hand I want the Mavs to play the Jazz for the same reason.

Kirilenko is going to be a stud. zKind of wish he was the Mavs small forward and swing Fin to two guard.

04-23-2002, 11:32 PM
Kirilenko is awesome. 5 blocks, 2 steals through three.

04-23-2002, 11:32 PM
ya know...the mavs will be challenged enough in the playoffs.. i find no reason to make it harder than it already will be..

if they can face the jazz instead of the kings in the second round (if the mavs make it that far)

the mavs would be challenged enough in the WC finals

04-23-2002, 11:35 PM
Utah 64 - Sacramento 52 after 3 quarters. The Kings only have &gt;52&lt; points.

04-23-2002, 11:36 PM
let's hope the missed free throws dont' come back to bite utah in the ass

04-23-2002, 11:38 PM
My thinking is: I know we can take the Kings in a 7-game series for sure. We've already beat the Jazz last year, let's do the Kings this year in our eventual ascent to &quot;top dog&quot; status in the West. So, I'd rather have the Kings in round 2.

But, judging from these first two games, it looks like we might get the Jazz again after all....

04-23-2002, 11:44 PM
Is this game at Arco?! Webber and Divac both have five fouls, and the Kings have four team fouls already, and there's still ten minutes left in the game?

Is the Sacramento market really so small that NBA doesn't want to see even a second-round series to be played there?

04-23-2002, 11:44 PM
I wish Nellie would take a lesson from the Jazz. The ball has went inside to Malone twice in a row and BOTH times he drew a foul (non-shooting). The Kings are in trouble - Divac and Webber both have 5 fouls.

04-23-2002, 11:48 PM
Jackson tips the ball into the KINGS goal - LOL

04-23-2002, 11:53 PM
Strong comeback by the Kings - maybe the Jazz are done.

04-23-2002, 11:53 PM
Looks like the Kings woke up. 8-1 run, and down only four points now.

04-23-2002, 11:57 PM
Divac fouls out and he was the key to the Kings run.

04-24-2002, 12:00 AM
Ostertag saves the day for the Jazz? Big follow-up dunk.

04-24-2002, 12:05 AM
On the other hand, if Ostertag could actually make some free throws, the game'd have been over....

04-24-2002, 12:06 AM
86-77 on a D. Marshall 3-pointer. The Kings just can't make a stop.

04-24-2002, 12:10 AM
Stockton makes two at the line. 90-84 Jazz holding on, with 33.9 seconds to a huge upset.

04-24-2002, 12:15 AM
And Utah overcomes the King comeback to win the game.

04-24-2002, 12:16 AM

I'd called for a 3-0 series by the Kings. I suppose I underrated the Jazz quite a bit. Or was it that I overrated the Kings?

04-24-2002, 12:19 AM
If Padgett had left the final shot alone in the first game, then Jazz might be up 2-0.

04-24-2002, 01:25 AM
<< Amazing.

I'd called for a 3-0 series by the Kings. I suppose I underrated the Jazz quite a bit. Or was it that I overrated the Kings? >>

I called it 3-0 as well. And it is that I overestimated the Kings. I forgot just how little heart that team has. Alot of talent, but if you push it just a bit, it collapses.

04-24-2002, 10:27 AM
I wouldn't conclude the team has no heart, I'd say they lack poise at times.

04-24-2002, 10:50 AM
I picked the Jazz to win a game. Yeah for me. Now can they win one at home?

04-24-2002, 12:04 PM
<< I wouldn't conclude the team has no heart, I'd say they lack poise at times. >>

That's because you seem to shy away from saying harsh things about other teams Hales :-)

04-24-2002, 01:43 PM
How many posters would prefer to see the Kings as opposed to the Jazz for a 2nd-round matchup?

04-24-2002, 02:28 PM
I'm ambivalent. On the one hand, I think the Jazz would be an easier series and I would really like to see us dismiss them from the playoffs two years in a row. On the other hand, a Kings series would be much more entertaining and would earn the Mavs more respect when they won it--we match up very well against the Kings. Simply put, we play their game better than they do.

04-24-2002, 06:11 PM
the kings would have a better shot of upsetting the mavs than the jazz would...so i'd rather see the jazz

notice, i said the kings would have a better shot of UPSETTING the mavs..

you may ask, &quot;murph, why did you choose that particular word instead of 'beating' the mavs&quot;

well, because the mavs are a better team..and it would be an upset if they lost to the kings..

04-24-2002, 07:26 PM
I agree with murph here. The Kings are destined for an early playoff exit, but they match up much better against the Mavs than do the Jazz. Personally, I would love to send that punk ass biatch Malone home for a second year in arow.

04-25-2002, 01:07 AM
Murph's sentiment's probably only shared by those of us on this board, not by the national media. I do think we're better than both the Kings and the Jazz, but I still want to see the Kings in the second round, because we can beat them and, like the Hoopsmeister said, earn more respect that way. At the same time, if the Kings get upset by the Jazz in the first round, they're going to lose a lot of respect anyway....

04-25-2002, 04:40 PM
Here's the link (http://www.standard.net/standard/news/news_story.html?sid=00020424231042442663+cat=sport s+template=news1.html)

Taking shots on, off court
Series shifts to Salt Lake
Thr, Apr 25, 2002
Standard-Examiner staff

No, Vlade, that was their best shot.

The Jazz turned their first-round playoff series with the Kings upside down on Tuesday and no one in Sacramento - especially Vlade Divac - saw it coming.

Thanks to the best record in the NBA and four lopsided victories over the Jazz in the regular season, Divac and the rest of the Kings were expecting an easy sweep in their series.

But only Divac was foolish enough to say it out loud, declaring the Jazz had given their best shot in the series opener and still lost.

&quot;&quot;They&quot;re done,&quot; Divac said.

The Jazz never took the bait, offering little more than a smirk when prodded for a response.

&quot;&quot;The game is won on the basketball court,&quot; Jazz star Karl Malone said. &quot;&quot;You still gotta play.

&quot;&quot;We don&quot;t have a lot to say. We just want to go out and let our basketball speak for itself.&quot;

They already had confidence and a game plan they believed in, and they spoke volumes with Tuesday&quot;s 93-86 victory that evened the best-of-five series at 1-1.

&quot;&quot;All they&quot;ve got to do is look at the scoreboard,&quot; Jazz backup Quincy Lewis said. &quot;&quot;We&quot;re not into talking. We&quot;re into winning.&quot;

This time it was backup point guard Bobby Jackson who offered the voice of reason in the Kings locker room after the game.

&quot;&quot;We got a little too comfortable,&quot; he said. &quot;&quot;I know everybody came out and played hard, but we just took these guys for granted.&quot;

For his part, Divac was able to back up his talk with his best game against the Jazz all season: 21 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Afterward, he refrained from more predictions, but he still expects to win the series.

&quot;&quot;I respect them a lot and they are a good team, but we are better,&quot; Divac said. &quot;&quot;We just haven&quot;t been doing our job.&quot;

The Jazz are a big reason why.

Most of the things they did well in the series opener, they did well again on Tuesday, but they also got better in several key areas.

They improved their field goal percentage from .398 to .458 while trimming Sacramento&quot;s from .453 to .345.

&quot;&quot;I have never seen our team shoot so poorly,&quot; Sacramento All-Star Chris Webber said. &quot;&quot;Sometimes you really get out of your game plan when you want it so bad.&quot;

Bryon Russell and Andrei Kirilenko also took big steps forward for Utah. Virtual no-shows in Game 1, combining for two points, they contributed 27 points on Tuesday.

&quot;&quot;I know they won&quot;t be talking about sweeping us anymore more,&quot; Russell said. &quot;&quot;I know that.&quot;