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    Facing a quick 9-2 deficit, Snyder called a timeout to gather the troops. Whatever transpired in that huddle made a big difference as Utah came back with increased tenacity and offensive flow. They turned the tables with a 31-13 finish to the quarter. Despite some torrid Phoenix runs, that start set the tone for the easy Jazz win.
    Yes they were a different team after the time out.

    What it means: With the way the offense flowed and how the defense gathered itself after that lethargic start, it is clear that the youthful Utah roster is buying wholeheartedly into Snyder's basketball philosophies. Throughout the evening, the ball was popping, as the Jazz players continually made the extra pass.
    Sometimes they have been too unselfish though.

    [QUOTE]This naturally led to good shots, which they were making. The team was also running after both makes and misses. Behind his serious game face, which is now a running topic among Utah fans, Snyder had to be happy to get his first substantive taste of this team adopting his style.

    Grading the performance: This was easily Utah's best outing. Derrick Favors was simply dominant, playing with extreme confidence en route to his career-high 32-point effort. In the second half, it was Gordon Hayward's turn to take over. Largely behind his third quarter, the swingman ended with 24 points and 10 caroms. While the transition defense was lacking at times, all in all, it held the Suns to a mere 41.4 percent shooting night. After firing blanks on their first seven 3-pointers, the Jazz connected on seven of their final 19 trey attempts.

    Utah Jazz grade: A-

    The Suns had stretches where they assumed momentum. But the overall performance was just so-so. The backcourt trio of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas managed to shoot a combined 11 of 37 from the floor. Always potent from the perimeter, Phoenix made just seven of 31 from downtown. And they did little off the glass. Not the best evening for Hornacek and company.

    Phoenix Suns grade: C

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    [QUOTE]Asked if he could score 20 points and collect 10 rebounds every night, he said: "Of course, if they give me the minutes. It

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    [QUOTE]"He really practiced hard this morning, he was like woooosh," Snyder said zipping his finger through the air. "In our shootaround, every cut that he made was sharp. There was just an energy about his preparation for the game that carried over. He needs to play with that kind of force, if it

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    The Suns, he said, had a mix of veterans with diverse playing experiences, whether it was forward journeyman P.J. Tucker, the resurgent Gerald Green, or the league's most improved player, Goran Dragic.
    and a couple guys that played like all-stars as well. Jazz had two guys play like stars for a game. Big difference.

    "We've got guys that are getting a little older," Snyder said of his squad. "Alec [Burks], for instance, is one of our older guys. He's 23."

    Regardless of its significance, the Jazz will enjoy their first victory-even if only for a moment.

    "Quin got a game ball," forward Derrick Favors said after the win. "We celebrated for, like, 3 seconds. We congratulated him and that was it. Time to move on."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
    Yes they were a different team after the time out.



    Sometimes they have been too unselfish though.
    Snyder mentioned in the post game presser about the unselfishness and how over passing led them passing up great shots for good shots. There's a fine line in how much is too much, but I'm sure they'll find the right balance as they progress through the season.

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    Ben Bolch: X-rays were negative on Jamal Crawford but he is listed as doubtful for Clippers' game against Utah on Monday. Twitter @latbbolch
    Shouldn't make much difference.

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    The Adelaide 36ers have pulled off a major recruiting coup by signing recently delisted Utah Jazz player Brock Motum. Sportando
    this your team?

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    D-league draft:

    http://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chor...Stampede.0.PNG

    Erik Murphy and Carrick Felix -- who went #3 and #4 in the draft. There are plenty of people you may marginally know about, either because their father was an NBA player, or the Jazz brought the player in for a pre-draft workout or in one of the free agent minicamps . . . but unless you are really crazy, then the only names you'd recognize are the Marquis Teague level ones. And only then if you follow along bench warmers on Eastern Conference NBA teams. (But if you are curious, full results here)

    One of Paul Millsap 's brothers was selected, and so was one of John Stockton 's sons. So all in all, this was a pretty Jazz draft, and one that will help the Stampede get going early on in their season.

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    [QUOTE]The Jazz haven

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    Dan Woike: Chris Paul isn't listed on the Clippers' injury report. Jamal Crawford listed as "questionable," though the word yesterday was "doubtful" Twitter @DanWoikeSports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
    this your team?
    Yes it is. Probably need him too, hit by a few injuries atm.

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    Jody Genessy: Clips coach Doc Rivers said LA wanted to re-sign Joe Ingles after waiving him. They were bummed Utah got him. "We took the gamble and lost." Twitter @DJJazzyJody

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