Analyzing Utah’s Awesome Victory Over The Cavs – Salt City Hoops Show

November 6th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

After one of the best games in Utah Jazz history, what else could we do but break it down? Ben Dowsett and I go through the highlights of last night’s 102-100 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, including the Hayward chase down block, isolation defense on LeBron, and the game winning shot. We also go pretty in detail about the refereeing performance last night, which displayed several different aspects which Ben and I weren’t particularly fond of, especially in the game’s final 10 seconds.

To get some perspective on the game, we invited Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune. Kurt’s first year covering the Jazz was Karl Malone’s rookie season, and so we take the opportunity to ask him where this ranked amongst the top Jazz games he’s witnessed. We also talk about the process of going from good to great, and whether or not the Jazz have any players, or as a team as a whole, can make that leap.

Finally, we revisit the Crazy Trade Idea of the Week, and this time take a suggestion from friend of the show Clark Schmutz. We break down that trade, look forward to the schedule to come, and much more on this week’s Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700!

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen


  1. Andrew says:

    Great show, guys. That was by far the greatest Jazz game I’ve ever been to (though to be fair, it’s the first time I’ve been to a Jazz win since the Stockton-Malone era). They definitely should’ve pre-empted the Utah game to let you guys have 2 hours to cover that awesomeness. When are you going to be starting the early week podcast you mentioned a couple weeks ago?

    • Ben Dowsett says:

      Andrew, thanks for the kind words. We are still ironing out the details in terms of having both the live show and the podcast run each week, and will keep everyone updates as soon as there is concrete news to report.

  2. LKA says:

    You already mentiondabou Bron traveling on the Favors foul. I would agree.But on the block from Hayward take a close look and watch LBJ give Burks a hard elbow to the chest knocking him down. If he would not have done that he would have had more time to put the shot up. LBJ fts away with murder..

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