Jerry Sloan is one heck of a coach. Last night’s victory gave Sloan his 1,211th career win. Sloan surpassed Pat Riley for 3rd place in NBA history. The craziest part about it is that he is often overlooked.
The game itself was just another typical Utah comeback. The Jazz were down by 15 as they had to make it hard for themselves. Utah stormed back to beat the young Timberwolves 112-107. Those Timberwolves put up quite a fight! Mike Beasley and Kevin Love did all they could to beat the Jazz. In the last post I told you how dangerous this duo was. Beasley had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Love finished with 25 points and 19 rebounds!! They were outmatched by the production of Deron Williams, Paul Milsap & Al Jefferson. Williams went for 25 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Milsap had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals! Jefferson didn’t want to be outdone against his former team, so he put up one hellacious line. Jefferson had 23 points, 9 rebounds and ….7 BLOCKS!! Andrei Kirilinko chipped in with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Utah took 10 three point shots, but made just ONE!! They shot well from the rest of the floor but have to improve on threes.
Utah is now 21-9 as they returns home for the holidays. Their next game is Monday at home against Brandon Roy and the Portland Trailblazers. This might be the beginning of another streak! The Jazz have won 3 in a row. Hopefully they come back from the break ready to START games as well as they finish!
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