Things aren’t getting better for the Utah Jazz, they have new pieces, a new coach, and tonight they got BLASTED by the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-101!! The Wolves had only won 16 games coming into tonight’s game, Utah gave them their 17th win. Utah got attacked right out of the gate, Minnesota had 39 points in the first quarter! Utah fought back to close the lead to 2, but the Wolves decided to put them away with a 31 points 3rd quarter in which they held the Jazz to 15 points!! Utah has now lost 10 of their last 13 games, the thought of them making the Playoffs is fading away rather quickly. Kevin Love got his 53rd straight double-double tonight going for 24 points and 12 boards tonight. Love also got help from Mike Beasley who had 23 points. Utah’s high scorer on the evening was…..Gordon Hayward!! The Jazz starting 5 was pitiful, Jeremy Evans had the only productive night with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Al Jefferson who I’ve been calling Mr. Consistent all season had a horrendus shooting night, Al did make it up by grabbing 9 rebounds and blocking 4 shots. None of the everyday starters scored in double-figures, think about that for a minute. Gordon Hayward did score 18 points while hitting 5 THREE pointers!! CJ Miles contributed with 15 points and Earl Watson had 10 points and 9 assists. Derek Favors had 9 points and 8 rebounds during his time on the floor, the bench out-shot the starters by miles in terms of efficiency. Utah’s starters were TERRIBLE, the only reason the team shot at 50% was because of how on target the reserves were. Utah didn’t play ANY defense this evening by giving up 122 points and getting beat on the glass!! The Jazz are now 34-32 and it gets worse as they take on the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night in the Windy City. Let’s see if Utah can put this terrible loss behind them and show up and compete tomorrow night!!
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