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10-16-2008, 09:38 AM
NBA Pre-Season- Game 5

Utah Jazz (2-2) @ Chicago Bulls (0-3)

Date: Friday, October 17, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM MT
Location: Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: (http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/depth)

Utah Jazz

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
Deron Williams (http://youtube.com/watch?v=scmin7AJDdo&feature=related)---Ronnie Brewer (http://youtube.com/watch?v=r9uikQ_dRQU&feature=related)---CJ Miles (http://youtube.com/watch?v=bEWys_aNcH4)--Carlos Boozer (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gd60KdzvDys)---Memo Okur (http://youtube.com/watch?v=sxMCgBgWJCY&feature=related)

Chicago Bulls
PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C

STATISTICAL LEADERS: (http://www.nba.com/statistics/)

Utah Jazz: Chicago Bulls:
Points: Carlos Boozer - 21.1 Ben Gordon - 18.4
Rebounds: Carlos Boozer - 10.4 Drew Gooden - 9.3
Assists: Deron Williams - 10.5 Kirk Hinrich - 6.0

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/uth.gif (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/teams/stats?team=uth&seasonYear=2008&season=2&sort=stls&order=true&avg=pg&split=0)...............http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/chi.gif (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/chi/stats)


BULLS 108-96 JAZZ (http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/nbacom/recaps/recap08_949_utachi.asx)
11th March 2008
United Center, Chicago, IL


Deron Williams v. Derrick Rose


....time to play Jazz Basketball

10-16-2008, 09:44 AM
Deron should recieve a pretty good reception returning to his old stomping ground.

will be our first look at rookie point guard Rose as well, will be interesting to see how Deron handles him.

10-16-2008, 07:47 PM
Rose is going to PWN DWill... OH, and TT is going to make Koufos kry, which will in turn make you cry JamesRobertJarree.

10-16-2008, 07:51 PM
Kosta will go krazy fists on his ***.....whoever TT is lol.

and no, deron is the daddy of all point guards in the league, nobody PWNs him, not even CP3

10-17-2008, 02:40 AM
Kosta will go krazy fists on his ***.....whoever TT is lol.

and no, deron is the daddy of all point guards in the league, nobody PWNs him, not even CP3


10-17-2008, 10:25 AM
the soul eater is going to consume koufas.

and d-rose isnt going to out play dwill. its his rookie year and dwill is probably the 2nd or 3rd best pg in the lg today. (after cp3 possibly nash) its going to take a couple to 3 years for drose to start showing greatness of dwill and cp3 im guessing. but he'll have his flashes im sure :)


10-17-2008, 12:48 PM
Nice game thread!

And Dwill can outplay any PG in this league. He is the clear favorite in the PG match up no matter who he plays against.

10-17-2008, 02:33 PM
"No matter how many years he plays with Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer will have a hard time getting used to the scene. He will head to the court for warm-ups in Chicago only to be greeted by dozens of orange No. 5 jerseys in the stands.

"All you see is orange," Boozer said. "You don't even see jerseys, you just see orange. It's like, 'Is this a Bulls game or an Illini game?' "

Even the color-blind would have a hard time missing the Illinois fans who turn out every season to pay homage to Williams and the team he helped lead to the NCAA championship game in 2005, before he ever became the heir apparent to John Stockton in Utah.

The greatest numbers,

of course, are found in Chicago, but Williams draws crowds in Indiana and Milwaukee as well. Even games in New York, Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington have turned into 50- to 100-person alumni events since Williams came to the Jazz.

"It's love," Boozer said. "I think it shows how proud they are of one of their own doing well in the NBA."

For one night, however, the orange could be crushing. Instead of Illini fans flocking to see him, Williams will be delivered to them, with the Jazz set to play the Bulls tonight

in a preseason game that might as well be a homecoming at Assembly Hall.

It will be the second trip back to Champaign in a

little more than a month for Williams.

He was celebrated last month for the Olympic gold medal he won this summer as well as for a $300,000 donation he made to endow a basketball scholarship in his name.

Williams was one of 30 players selected to have his jersey honored and also played in an alumni game that was attended by more than 15,000 fans and reunited several members of the 2005 team, which went 37-2, including Williams, Dee Brown, Luther Head and Roger Powell.

"It was great," Williams said. "We had a lot of people that hadn't been back since they left the school, so it was definitely a big positive. Hopefully, we can do it every year."

So much interest is expected that the Jazz are flying in a second member of their public relations staff for the weekend. Williams has largely played down his return, but Boozer said it would be another chance to celebrate Williams' accomplishments.

Since leaving Illinois, Williams has been the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Draft, selected second-team all-NBA last season and led the Jazz to consecutive 50-win seasons and victories in three playoff series."

Salt Lake Tribune (http://www.sltrib.com/jazz/ci_10744076)

Deron looks like he will be up for this.

And I'm impressed at the passion of the Illinois fans

10-17-2008, 07:25 PM
Just a little over an hour... everyone excited?? I know I am this is the first game I will get to watch this pre-season I have been a work and only listened to the games so far.

10-17-2008, 08:08 PM
lol same for me, its the first one at a weekend and at a half decent time (yeah 1.30am is a decent time for an nba game over here lol) but all depends on if i can get a decent link

cant wait for lp to come back, decent, reliable streams

10-18-2008, 02:46 AM
SO I started my second fantasy team tonight and I have like half the Jazz team hahaha

10-18-2008, 09:42 AM
yeah its always hard to look past your own team.

and my god, Brewer looks HUGE, a whole 13 pounds of muscle over the off season, he's gunna be a beast!

10-18-2008, 10:49 AM
Well it was my first auction on ESPN, and I got AK for like 13 $, Memo for like 6$ and Brewer for 1$ hahaha so I don't feel to bad.

10-18-2008, 11:39 AM
good deals then. hopefully someone will overlook deron in my darft tomorow so i can get him later, they usually do.

and I dont know if I should make a new gasme thread for tonight or just edit this?