The Utah Jazz have just lost their 5th straight game, they have gone 0-5 on this road trip. The Lakers beat the hapless Jazz 120-91, Utah got beat from start to finish in this one! Just so you get an idea of how bad it was for the Jazz, the Lakers shot 72% in the 1st quarter!! Utah was down 17 by the end of the 1st quarter, there was no rallying in this one though. Utah used 12 players in this game, no Jazz player scored 20 points in this execution. Deron Williams led the Jazz with 17 points and 8 assists, the negative was Deron’s 5 turnovers! CJ Miles started in place of Andrei Kirilenko at the small forward position, Miles finished with 14 points to Kirilenko’s 9 off the bench. The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant who had 21 points in just 3 quarters of work. Lakers Bigs Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum combined for 39 points and 18 rebounds. I really don’t know what it’s going to take for the Jazz to break out of this terrible rut that they are in, they don’t start games well and don’t look like they care to even play defense. They aren’t in the position to let this slide continue, what is remarkable is how they are only 1.5 games back after loosing 5 straight games. Even more mind boggling is that if the playoff started today, the Jazz would be one of the 8 teams because of their winning record. The Jazz have the 5th best record in the Western Conference, I hope that Coach Jerry Sloan is able to figure it out before this gets worse!! Up next for the Jazz are the NBA leading 38-7 San Antonio Spurs, Utah does get to go back home for this one. Hopefully that’s all the Jazz need, a chance to get home after a terrible road trip and start fresh. I sure hope it is!!
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