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Notebook: Utah Jazz Win 4th In A Row + Nets Welcome Joe Johnson Back

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Quinn Snyder Not Satisfied?

The Utah Jazz began their five-game road trip with a come-from-behind win against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, extending their winning streak to four and remaining tied with the Clippers for the fourth seed in the West.

The tam got a balanced output from some of it’s key players (Gordon Hayward with 30 points, Rudy Gobert with 15 points and 16 rebounds and Shelvin Mack and Rodney Hood combined for 30 points as well), but after the game head coach Quinn Snyder wasn’t too pleased after the game.

“To be honest, I don’t think we’re playing very well right now,” Snyder said. “I’d like to play better. The good thing is, we’re finding some ways to win games. I don’t want to judge our team and overreact to things, I just want us to play better. I want to get our group and start to figure things out.”

With the win, Snyder notched his 100th victory as an NBA coach – a milestone he wasn’t even aware of until told after the game.

“Honestly I didn’t know until Shelvin [Mack] told me,” he said. “It’s a nice thing, however many it is. Doing it with these guys is pretty fun and I’m lucky to have that opportunity.”

Welcome back, Joe

Joe Jesus, aka Iso Joe, aka Joe Cool, but better known to Nets’ fans as seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson.

Johnson made his first appearance in Brooklyn after the Nets bought him out of his contract Feb. 25. He was given a video tribute during the game with highlights of his game-winning shots.

Oh, and he also happened to hit the three-point shot that clinched the game for the Jazz.

Whitehead Climbed Mount Gobert

Isaiah Whitehead made the highlight reel with his huge third quarter block on the Jazz’ Rudy Gobert. Some context: Whitehead stands 6’4, while Gobert is 7’1.

“I just go out there and play as hard as possible,” said Whitehead post-game. “The way I put my body on the line, that’s just one of these things you do. Just go out there and play hard and try to win.”


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