Formula to Beat Spurs

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by 8, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. 8

    8 37 Contributor

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    This is how the Jazz can beat the Spurs. Al Jefferson cannot play. His defense basically gives the opposing team a bucket every time down the floor. Use Favors, Hayward, Burks, and Tinsley to fastbreak the living poop out of them. Spurs have very few, if any, explosive athletes on their team. Memphis exposed that last year. They simply physically overwhelmed them on the defensive end of the floor. The Jazz have the potential to do the same, but cannot do that with Al Jefferson on the floor. Favors, Hayward, and even Burks are better athletes than anyone on the Spurs. They need to use this to their advantage.
    Spurs are overrated, they will be exposed eventually like they were last year. They lack athletic ability.

    Thoughts?

    Even though I know I'm right and no one will change my mind.
     

  2. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    This is gonna be fun... who wants to start?
     
  3. Jeditiger

    Jeditiger Beer Fan Contributor

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    By all means, sir.
     
  4. jazzfan1971

    jazzfan1971 Well-Known Member

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    Jazz best hope is to run. Jefferson isn't a guy that runs.

    I tend to agree, we might have a better shot just benching Jefferson. But, I'd prefer to run that 3 bigs lineup extensively first to see if that works.
     
  5. Brown Notes

    Brown Notes Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll wait till the end of game 2 to weigh in.

    I will say there were some positives to be seen in a game in which the Jazz were not the hardest playing team on the floor.

    When it's time to regroup and head into the home games I'll get serious.
     
  6. Weezur

    Weezur Well-Known Member

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    Don't make Favors gaurd Bonner. Makes Favors useless on the D end.
     
  7. akirac73

    akirac73 Well-Known Member

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    Have Jefferson guard Bonner instead...he can just stand around like he normally does, slow guy guarding another slow guy. Perfect.
     
  8. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    My formula to beat the Spurs?

    Tonya Harding.





    (Complete joke. I am in no calling for/wishing injury on any of them)
     
  9. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    ...good one!
     
  10. dipship31

    dipship31 Well-Known Member

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    People honestly think we have a better shot at beating the Spurs by flat out benching Al? Seriously?
     
  11. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    /graspingatstraws
     
  12. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to have 5 guys on the court who can run in the fast break to run fast breaks.
     
  13. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    I don't disagree, but what post or poster are you responding to .. or was this just a random thought?
     
  14. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Bring in Karl Malone to teach these guys how to play hard, throw elbows, and not make friends with the enemy.
     
  15. mtnbayou

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    Harris (i guess), Burks, Hayward, Millsap, Favors. Favors guards Duncan. We run the **** out of them.
     
  16. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    I guess the original post. He says Big Al doesn't run, which is true, but that doesn't mean the rest of the team can't run. The team still needs a viable halfcourt option when running fails.

    I may be mistaken, but doesn't Memphis have two of the fattest front-players in the league, neither of whom run on the fast break (Randolph and Gasol)? I understand that getting Al out of the game improves defense, but I still don't think it is going to improve it enough to where we are shutting down the Spurs more than it will hurt our offense in the long run.
     
  17. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    It's perplexing mainly because the Spurs simply are a better team and have a better coach. I don't agree with anyone that suggests the key to winning is to sit Al, but there's no question he's a liability BOTH on the defensive end AND how the offense seems to stagnate when he's on the floor. Question is, is that Al's fault or Ty's fault? What plays are being called? If everyone on the team knows that when Al's in the game his number is called .. that explains everything. I see all this as slightly more a coaching problem than a personnel issue. We are outmatched, but we have enough talent to hang every game, imo.
     
  18. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    4(jazz score > spurs score)=jazz win
     
  19. 8

    8 37 Contributor

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    Umm yes, are you serious?... The Jazz are a far better overall team without him. People need to realize this.
     
  20. billyshelby

    billyshelby Well-Known Member

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    I just think the whole team just needed to get Game 1 out of their system. It was pretty obvious who had the experience and who didn't. We got a little panicky on offense and a little too safe on defense. But if the Harris/Hayward/Howard trio can make a few outside shots early, that would be a big help.
     

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