Through 6 games in the NBA Preseason Schedule, the Utah Jazz are a perfect 6-0 with their latest victory coming against the defending champion Lakers. I know it’s only preseason, but they have played 4 of the 6 games on the road. That has to stand for something, for a team with new pieces they look pretty good together.
They topped the Champs 99-94, Kobe decided to make a Kobe like appearance in the 3rd quarter by putting up 13 points. Deron Williams was out with a strained right calf so rookie Gordon Hayward picked up the slack by scoring 26 points. CJ Miles chipped in 15, Al Jefferson gave them 14 and Andrei Kirilenko added 13 in the Jazz victory. Earl Watson started in place of Deron Williams, while both CJ Miles and Gordon Hayward did their damage coming off of the bench. So the Jazz got great contributions from their young wings on the bench and remember this victory was with out their leader in Williams. The 9th overall pick from Butler University looked every bit the part going 8 of 10 from the field and draining 10 of 11 free throws. Couple Hayward’s talents with the development of young CJ Miles and the Jazz have not 1 but 2 very good wings for the future!! Keep your eye on Al Jefferson, he already looks like a veteran member of the Jazz!! Barring any serious injuries the Jazz should be in the running for at least a playoff spot if not more!!
Last thing I wanted to share with you was a link. This link that I am about to share with you is from a couple of nights ago, but I had to share it. The Jazz were playing the Suns and Deron Williams hit Steve Nash with one of the softest cross-overs I’ve ever seen!! Wiliams has a filthy cross-over anyway, but I wanted all of YOU to get a chance to see just how unsavory this thing was. So do me a favor and check out the link and don’t forget to tell me what you think!!
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