Thursday, January 12, 2012

News On The Horizon 1/12/2012

Jazz lose overtime heartbreaker to Lakers, 90-87--Deseret News

Millsap scored to make it a one-point game. Howard forced Bryant into a miss with 17.9 seconds and grabbed the rebound, giving Utah one last chance to pull off the unthinkable.

Corbin considered calling a timeout, but he let the Jazz fly down the court to keep the Laker defenders from setting up. Gordon Hayward ended up with the ball behind the 3-point line, considered stepping up for a mid-range jumper but drove and dished to Jefferson underneath.

"It was quick. All I knew, I had it, lost it and I tried to get it up real fast because I know the clock was going down," Jefferson explained. "And Andrew Bynum, he's a big boy and he threw it right back at me."

Jazz future not too far off--Deseret News

That's not to say the Jazz didn't look good, despite shooting just 39 percent. While it was veterans like Raja Bell, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Josh Howard and Devin Harris who took the Jazz down the stretch, youth was also served at times. Derrick Favors had some fine moments, getting five rebounds in 12 minutes. Enes Kanter banged his way around for four rebounds. Gordon Hayward struggled (1-7 shooting) but drew praise from Bryant.

Utah Jazz - Los Angeles Lakers: Report Card--Deseret News

FORWARDS:Paul Millsap was outstanding, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Gordon Hayward had sort of the same game as Tuesday night, shooting poorly from the field but dishing some valuable assists. He could have put the ball in a better position to Al Jefferson on Utah's next-to-last possession when the Jazz trailed 88-87. Matt Barnes was solid for the Lakers, shooting 5-for-6 for 11 points. Pau Gasol had a quiet 11 points, but hit the game's go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime. That's a shot you probably let him take as an opponent.

Grade: B

Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz waste opportunity to beat L.A. Lakers--Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Jazz say OT defeat to L.A. Lakers not a total loss--Salt Lake Tribune

After a 19-foot jump shot by Millsap, Utah pulled within 88-87. A miss by Bryant followed, and the Jazz recovered the ball with 16.5 seconds to go.

Despite possessing a timeout, Utah raced up the floor. Gordon Hayward drove from the right wing to the paint, dishing to Al Jefferson under the basket, whose soft 5-foot shot was stuffed by Andrew Bynum.

Corbin said he considered using a timeout to settle the Jazz. But he made a split-second decision, deciding to catch the Lakers “on their heels.”

“Gordon made a good drive. I thought Al got a good shot at the basket there,” Corbin said. “One thing is, tit for tat — you call [the timeout] and let them set up a defense. I thought we had a chance to get on top of the basket.”

VF Podcast: Brandon Gaudin takes a seat--Victory Firelight
On this day 15 years ago - Jan 11, 1997--Butler Blue Fever
Bulldogs Host League-Leading Cleveland

Turnovers proving costly to Miami Heat--Miami Herald

Naturally, the Heat’s primary ball handlers lead the team in turnovers.

James had 33 entering Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. Mario Chalmers had 27 before Wednesday, rookie Norris Cole had 26 and Dwyane Wade had 24. Chris Bosh had 27 turnovers, which is a significant number for a power forward.

Clippers withstand Heat 95-89 in overtime--Miami Herald

Neither team led by more than three points in a physical fourth quarter that featured Wade knocking Paul to the court and Norris Cole and Mo Williams colliding.

Turnovers proving costly to Miami Heat--Miami Herald

James had 33 entering Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. Mario Chalmers had 27 before Wednesday, rookie Norris Cole had 26 and Dwyane Wade had 24. Chris Bosh had 27 turnovers, which is a significant number for a power forward.

Vikings Return Home To Host UIC On

Detroit (8-10) Battles Green Bay (6-9)--Titans Update
Titans Head to Wisconsin with

Big Week Ahead Starts With Milwaukee On

On this day 11 years ago - Jan 11, 2001--Flame Fanatic
Rivalry Renewed: Listen to the XFinity Howard Moore

UIC News Features Jasmine Bailey and Shamiea
MEDIA ALERT: UIC Women's Basketball Game on Jan. 19 Changed to 4:30 p.m.
Women's Hoops Journeys to Cleveland State on

Women's Basketball Blog Entry #6: Gabby

UWGB men's basketball team to wear black for cancer awareness--Green Bay Press Gazette
On this day 6 years ago - Jan 11, 2006--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (6-9) Goes Up Against Detroit (8-10)--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay Returns Home for the First Time in Three

Top Two Shooting Teams in the League Battle

Panthers' Gulley getting into the act--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Newcomers are the difference for Raiders--PantherU
Milwaukee (11-6) vs. Wright State (9-9)--UWM Update

Valparaiso learning that 3-point shooting is an inexact science--The Post-Tribune
Update on the UWM Horizon League Tournament situation--Off The Mark
Homer, Janet Drew's support group growing larger each day--The NWI Times
A pivotal weekend ahead--Section EE

Raiders' developing offense showing hot shooting--Dayton Daily News
Preview: Wright State vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee--Dayton Daily News
Week 9 Horizon League Power Rankings: Cleveland State regains top spot--Wright State University Sports
Wright State (9-9) Squares Off With Milwaukee (11-6)--Rowdy Review

YSU women’s basketball team motivated by disrespect--Youngstown Vindicator

On the Road: No Time for Nostalgia--Horizon League Network

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