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Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors is finally 'getting comfortable'

Excerpts from a postgame interview with Jazz forward Derrick Favors.

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Favors on the Jazz's disappointing effort: We just need to come and pick up the energy. The game was kind of slow, however you want to put it. Ty just wanted us young guys — me, Gordon, Jeremy, Enes, Alec … to come and pick up the energy.

Feeling confident once he got going: Yeah, I got confident. All the work I've been putting in this summer, [it's] just finally paying off and I'm ready to get out there and play.

What was specifically troubling the team: Just rotations. Just getting used to the defensive system Ty put in. We've still got ways to go, a lot of work to do. But overall I think we'll be fine by the time the season starts.

Showing his overall offensive game: Yeah, it was nice to finally show off the hard work I've been putting in. I'm just going out there doing inside, outside, power moves — just everything. I just tried to go out there and play my game.

Reacting instead of thinking: The most important part for me is just going out there and getting comfortable within the offense and just finding my shots and playing my game. Whether I score or not, just getting comfortable out there.

Brian T. Smith

Twitter: @tribjazz

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