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No D-WiLL, No Problem As Jazz Snap Slide
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Jan 28 2011 @ 11:45 pm In Utah Jazz | No Comments
The Utah Jazz have finally ended their slide, it seems like it’s been months since they’ve won a game. To make it even more gratifying, the Jazz won without the services of Deron Williams who was out with a hyper extended wrist. Utah actually won the 1st quarter, if you’ve been following this blog you definitely know how big a deal this is for THIS team. The Jazz beat the Wolves 108-100 to get back into the winning column. Utah outscored Minnesota in the 1st quarter 32 to 25, they even withstood a big night by Kevin Love. Love had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Wolves, Michael Beasely also had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Earl Watson got to start in place of the injured Williams, Watson did his best D-Will impersonation with 10 points and 13 assists! Paul Milsap and Andrei Kirilenko regained their scoring touch, both players really stepped up in D-Will’s absence. Milsap had 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 steals!! Kirilenko had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals!! Obviously I wouldn’t recommend benching Deron Williams for Earl Watson, but it was good to see the Jazz looking like the team from earlier in the season. Utah forced 25 turnovers, they only turned the ball over 10 times, and they had 20 steals!! CJ Miles remembered who he was and scored 22 points off the bench for the Jazz. Utah really needed to stop that 6 game slide, hopefully D-Will gets back on the court VERY soon. The Jazz are now 28-19, that still has Utah 2.5 games behind the Thunder as both the Thunder and Nuggets won tonight. Utah plays Golden State next, that will be on the road. Maybe that’s all the Jazz needed, some time home to charge their batteries. I really hope they get the rest they need because the road ahead won’t be getting any easier!!
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