This is William after a Jazz game earlier this year. I met him before Monday's game against Golden State, when he was dry eyed and wearing a Gordon Hayward jersey (though he told me his favorite player is Enes Kanter). I'm not sure if William left the arena after this most recent loss this distraught, but it might be a very long year for young William. It certainly was a rough night for Kanter, who scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds, but looked lost at times and severely outworked by Golden State's Andrew Bogut. Kanter's -33 +/- was the worst for the Jazz.
• Alec Burks started the game at point guard for the third time in a row, but as was the case Saturday night in Oakland, Burks found himself on the bench for much of the second half while somebody else helped lead a Jazz comeback. Burks played six minutes in the second half Saturday and six and half minutes Monday. Coach Ty Corbin said he was simply going with "the flow of the game" as he let Diante Garrett play heavy minutes in the third and fourth quarters Monday. Garrett, after a couple rough outings, showed well this time out.
"I think the last couple games I was thinking a lot," said Garrett, who had eight points and five assists. "I think I got over that. Coach was telling me to play wiht confidnece, play a little loose out there and look to attack. So I took advantage of that."