The Utah Jazz did what they do best last night, they came back to win a game. This year’s team has thrived in these situations all year, the problem is how often they ARE in this situation. Utah came back to beat the Clippers 103 to 95, this was Utah’s 4th straight road win and hopefully a start to a new win streak after loosing last game. As mentioned before in the previous entry, the Clippers are young and very talented. Blake Griffin continued his onslaught on the rookie double-double record by scoring 30 points and snatching 12 rebounds! The Jazz were able to get past Griffin’s strong performance by matching his output if not exceeding it with Al Jefferson’s performance. Jefferson finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks! Before we continue I seem to have forgotten to mention that Mehmet Okur played his 1st game against the Blazers. Last night was Okur’s 2nd game back, Mehmet finished with 13 points and 3 rebounds in just 16 minutes! The Jazz were kind of short-handed at the small forward position last night, both Andrei Kirilenko and CJ Miles missed last night’s game. Rookie Gordon Hayward got the start, Hayward performed quite well on his way to filling up the stat sheet. Gordon scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and dished out 3 assists. Deron Williams didn’t have a great game on his way to 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. I know that sounds like a pretty decent game, but Williams turned the rock over 5 times!! Paul Milsap also helped out by scoring 12 points and grabbing 9 rebounds, Raja Bell was the only starter that didn’t score in double digits. The next game on Utah’s road trip is against the Portland Trailblazers, with last night’s win the Jazz are 22-10 which leaves them in 1st place. Portland is currently in 4th place in the division, so look for them to show up strong at home! Utah should be looking for payback after getting beat by the Blazers at home just a couple of games ago!!
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