The Dallas Mavericks jumped out to an early lead, they even had pushed the margin to 25 points. This was not unfamiliar territory for the Jazz as they rallied from that large deficit. Utah outscored the Mavs in every quarter thereafter, the Jazz just started in too deep of a hole. Dallas held on to beat the Jazz 103-97, Dirk Nowitski led the way with 31 points and 15 rebounds. Jason Terry was the hero for the Mavs as he got hot down the stretch to keep the Mavs ahead. Deron Williams spearheaded Utah’s comeback attempt with 34 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. Utah had a different starting line up tonight, Gordon Hayward and CJ Miles got the chance to start. Paul Milsap and Ronnie Price gave big minutes off the bench for the Jazz. Milsap and Price combined for 30 points, the new starting 5 struggle mightily outside the play of Deron Williams. The Mavs continue to get the best of the Jazz, holding the edge in the season series 2-0. The Jazz are now 17-8 overall and 7-3 on the road, Utah has the 4th best record in the entire Western Conference. In their Division the Jazz are still the leaders, keeping their one game lead over the Thunder. Utah’s next game is Monday back at home against the visiting Golden State Warriors. Utah needs to get back on the winning side of things, they can’t afford to lose their lead in the division!! Deron Williams point total of 34 tonight gave him a new season high, his previous season high was last game with 32 points. The Warriors really get up and down the court, the Jazz will have to slow the game down and force the Warriors to play at Utah’s tempo. The Jazz can’t afford to overlook their opponent, the Warriors have a multitude of scorers at their disposal. Good defense will be a must for the Jazz to win on Monday night, do you think the Jazz will take care of business and get the W? Will the Warriors be too much for the Jazz to handle? I wonder if this game’s starting lineup will be used for the next game or will it change??
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