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Old 05-01-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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I think they might give them a series
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:11 PM   #2
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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=304&sid=4407...w-playoff-turf

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Shaun Livingston is questionable with a sprained finger on his right hand.

That's a big loss if he's not playing

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The Warriors haven't said whether coach Steve Kerr will be back. He missed the last two games of the first round because of complications from two back surgeries. Assistant Mike Brown took over in his absence.

That could be big too after Snyder schooled Rivers
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:25 PM   #3
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http://www.slcdunk.com/2017/4/30/154...lose-2nd-round

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Utah Jazz 74 at Golden State Warriors 104 - December 20, 2016

In this game the Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward had just returned from injury and was obviously a little rusty.

Hayward didn't even show. Don't make excuses

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Finally, Joe Johnson has looked like the Joe Johnson of 2007 rather than 2017.

He hasn't been a wing since before the all-star break. Don't want him there either
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:47 PM   #4
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http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nb...-a-lot-bigger/

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If the Warriors are swarming like they're capable of, that's going to give Utah's offense nightmares, and it can just outright shut down for long stretches without a true go-to player.

Hayward finally looked like a go to guy in the first round. Can he keep it up?

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Gobert can't contain and recover on the lob: This is a problem. Here's Gobert stepping up to contest Green as he drives off the pick and roll. Green lobs to JaVale McGee. Slam.

Clippers killed them without Gobert on the lob and they are better at it. No one defends the lob better than Rudy. He won't stop them all but more than you'd like him to!

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The Jazz are dependent on Johnson. The Warriors have the wings to handle him, though. Durant is bigger, Iguodala can match his savvy. If they take away "Joe Jesus," the Warriors will be in a good spot.

Not sure they are dependent on him. Durant is longer not bigger.

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if Quin Snyder breaks and takes Gobert off the floor to try and match up, they're doomed.

Probably but after the way they played without him the past couple weeks it should be interesting to say the least!
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:59 PM   #5
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http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/3...-crash-course/

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The Warriors’ gimmicky style now rules the NBA. They are the NBA’s flashy, high-scoring show that thrives on the perimeter. The up-and-coming Jazz are the plodding, methodical, front-court centered squad few are giving a shot to take down the championship favorite.

The Jazz are the gimmicky team.

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Stephen Curry said of the Jazz. “So they’re never in a rush. They never have to hurry to do anything really. … They usually run the clock down looking for the best shot, making the defense work every possession. And then God forbid you give up an offensive rebound and you’ve got to do it all over again. That’s where they kind of beat you down mentally with their pace.”

No Jordan to keep Rudy from dominating the offensive glass either!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery...tseason-041417

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Bolomboy, at 6-foot-9, is poised to break out this postseason as a center.

Hopefully he's dressed
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:19 PM   #7
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http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/0...n-5-over-utah/

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the Jazz only have one day off after that long seven-game series vs. the Clippers and that’s never an easy turn-around, while the Warriors have rested for a full week.

I think the Warriors win Game 1 easily

I think 1 is the one to get. GS has been off too long hopefully
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:33 PM   #8
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http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5240677...s-enter-series

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Jazz power forward Derrick Favors didn't practice Monday afternoon due to lower back soreness. Favors is listed as questionable for Tuesday night's Game 1.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the goal is to have Favors ready for the Warriors. If Favors can't play or is hobbled, the Jazz lose a bit of the advantage they have inside with him and Rudy Gobert at the center spot.

"We want to get him healthy," Snyder said.

Might be better off with Bolomboy in their against them anyway
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:42 PM   #9
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http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5237068...vs-warriors-is

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Hayward asserted himself in the second half of Game 7 after a poor shooting start that partly resulted from his teammates giving him the ball late in the shot clock.

why the excuses? He played the best ball of his career. His teammates and coach deserve some of the credit for that though

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By winning a playoff series for the first time in seven years, the Jazz have done everything that's logically necessary to make Hayward believe that staying in Utah is worthwhile.

Hayward needs to continue to play well for the Jazz to want to pay him 30% of the cap though

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what if the Warriors win another four games in a row by an average of 18 points? That would illustrate the gap between the teams and might make Hayward wonder if it could be closed significantly in the coming years.

And then what if Boston reaches the NBA Finals and competes more favorably against Golden State? The Celtics could become more attractive to him.

than you say goodbye and save 30 million a year for someone else

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One victory in this series would represent another breakthrough and should be sufficient to make Hayward stay.

should it? Again the Celts are better equipped for the futrue than the Jazz. I can see him leaving
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:52 PM   #10
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http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5228343...state-warriors

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The Jazz bench features Joe Johnson, Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood. All three are good enough to be full-time NBA starters

actually they aren't. There's reasons for them being on the bench

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The Jazz will be competitive, but being competitive and actually winning games are mutually exclusive. The Jazz are a very good team. The Warriors are historically great and start four potential hall of famers. That's a ridiculous hill for Utah to climb.

pretty much
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:00 PM   #11
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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...y-la-nightlife

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It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors were pulling for the LA Clippers to advance past the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Their rooting interest, however, had nothing to do with matchups on the basketball court. Rather, it had everything to do with where they will spend their leisure hours when the second-round series shifts to Games 3 and 4.

Yeah right! They know the Jazz won't be fun to play and that they own the Clipps
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:12 PM   #12
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http://purpleandblues.com/2017/05/01...enge-warriors/

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Thompson may not have the MVP status that his fellow splash brother can flaunt, but he has a better all around game. He doesn’t miss layups, he is the better defender with better length and is essentially a better team player.

not sure about the length and if he's a better defender
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:15 PM   #13
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http://purpleandblues.com/2017/05/01...-schedule-set/

not as much rest between games. could hurt Hill, Hood and Favors
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:51 PM   #14
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David Locke: Quin Snyder “the most dangerous part (of the Warriors) is you can’t choose a most dangerous part.” – via Twitter Lockedonsports
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:55 PM   #15
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will continue to have medical tests and procedures this week at Stanford. He remains out indefinitely. Kerr has been sidelined by symptoms including migraines and nausea related to complications from back surgery he had almost two years ago. – via ESPN

Assistant coach Mike Brown will continue to act as head coach for the Warriors for Game 1 against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, as he did for Games 3 and 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. – via ESPN

Still, there’s no time frame for his return. Sources indicated that it’s unlikely Kerr would coach while he was still undergoing treatment. – via ESPN
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