Final Score: Grizzlies 104, Jazz 94
‘Twas two nights before Christmas and all through Jazzland
Utah lost in Memphis as they still can’t defend.
The announcers were giddy as they came on the air
With hopes a 9th win soon would be theirs.
The team was ready to start a win streak
As Memphis without Marc Gasol looked weak.
With Sidney on probation and assisting his boss
The coaches settled in for another big loss.
When out on the court there arose such a call
Ty sprang from his chair to see if Favors fouled at all
From off the bench he jumped and leaped in the air
Before straightening his jacket and fixing his pocket square
The officials reviewed and gave Randolph 2 shots
A terrible call but Favors gets those alot
After halftime the Jazz never could adjust
And in an NBA game those little things are a must
In the 4th-quarter the Grizzlies never stopped scoring
Scoring so easily that the game would grow boring
Bayless and Miller both shot from outside
They were always wide open and never did hide
With a failing defense and an offense run dry
I knew in a moment they were both coached by Ty
4 years as coach and he still was the same
But he clapped, and shouted, and called players by name
“Sit Enes! Sit Alec! Sit Derrick and Trey!
In Richard! In Lucas! Teach the young guys how to play!
Leave their shooters wide open! Give up the three-ball!
Botch a breakaway! Breakaway! Breakaway all!”
“Miss it off-glass! Miss it off the rim!
And if Alec does it I’ll go yell at him!
He’s young and skilled but still doesn’t know
Neither do I, but I love my veterans so”
And then, in a twinkling their hole was at ten
With another road loss facing them again.
The Jazz didn’t quit and Trey Burke played well
Favors did too as you obviously could tell
But Randolph was better and Memphis shot great
The Jazz didn’t close-out and when they did they were late
Elsewhere in Miami their former draftee
Paul Millsap, now a Hawk, would make 7 threes
Had the Jazz kept Paul he could’ve been their stretch-four
A viable option since we don’t start Kanter anymore
Instead we start Marvin who still wears a mask
Is more than 3 rebounds too much to ask?
The Jazz future shines bright with their promising young core
They could’ve used some veterans but not anymore
The future is key with the playoffs out of sight
We need to play guys and develop them right.
Go ahead, argue and point out RJ’s big game
I’ve heard all the reasons and to me they sound lame
It’s possible to love and root for this team
While disagreeing with decisions and defensive scheme
We all hope to compete for a title one day
So in closing this is all I have to say
Merry Christmas and happy new year to all
May 2014 be a great year of Jazzbasketball
And if you’re not already in the Christmas spirit, this heart-warming rendition of Jingle Bells performed by Sheed should do the trick:
(from youtube user: knasty80)