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Too Much Ellis As Jazz Fall to Warriors
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Feb 17 2011 @ 12:53 am In Utah Jazz | No Comments
The Golden State Warriors came into Salt Lake City on a 2 game winning streak, the Utah Jazz have lost their last 2 games. Monta Ellis made sure that his team won their 3rd straight game, Elllis led the Warriors with 35 points. The Warriors won a hard fought game 107-100 by exploding for 31 points in the 4th quarter. Utah not only let Monta get loose, but they also allowed Dorrell Wright to get some clean looks on his way to a 22 point evening. Utah was led by Al Jefferson with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Big Al has been one of Utah’s most consistent players all season. Due to the injuries mentioned in the last post both Gordon Hayward and CJ Miles started this game as well. Four of Utah’s starting 5 scored in double figures, the only player who didn’t was young Mr. Hayward. Deron Williams shooting struggles continued in this game as he shot 5 of 13 from the field. Williams still finished with 18 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. That wasn’t enough as Ellis had 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block to go with his game high 35 points. Utah lost this game all in the 4th quarter, they out rebounded the Warriors and won the turnover battle. They did everything right, except for slow Monta Ellis down the stretch. Utah is still win-less under new head coach Ty Corbin, their next chance to fix that mark is next Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. If you’re wondering why so long a break between games, it’s the All Star Break!! The Jazz head into the break at 31-26, that has them in 4th in the Northwest Division. Utah needs to get healthy as soon as possible, they need to make a big run to start the 2nd half of the season!!
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