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Observations: Brown not giving up on May

Obviously Larry Brown hasn't given up on Sean May, starting him Friday in place of Jared Dudley to get bigger. Brown says he's inclined to continue starting May, since the disadvantage in height and heft Dudley is facing is just unfair.

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has won a thousand games with that organization, a record that seems unbreakable. Brown was asked about that pre-game and told this story:

In the spring of 1992 Brown was coaching the Los Angeles Clippers, who extended the Jazz to a mutually-deciding game in the first round of the playoffs. Before that game, Sloan confessed to Brown that he might not be retained by the Jazz if he lost.

Sloan won and still has the same job 16 years later, “and I've been about eight other places,'' Brown joked.

Have to say I'm shocked that the officials didn't charge Jazz guard Kyle Korver with a flagrant foul in the first half, after he pulled down Gerald Wallace on a drive to the basket.

I can only assume the referee on the baseline missed the fist full of jersey Korver was holding that sent Wallace hard to the floor.

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