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Chicago Goes Crazy From Deep in Rout of Jazz
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Mar 13 2011 @ 12:00 am In Utah Jazz | No Comments
Utah just came off a loss last night, the NBA life has no sympathy as they took on the Chicago Bulls tonight. The Bulls are incredibly hot right now, the Jazz pretty much just walked into the Lion’s Den. No disrespect to Devin Harris who is a terrific point guard in his own right, this was a game where Deron Williams was missed. You can’t take on top 5 PG’s in this league with out having one yourself. There is no player who is as hot right now as Derek Rose, he is going to be the NBA’s MVP if you want my opinion. I am not slighting Harris at all, just saying that taking on Derek Rose is a daunting task. The Bulls come into this game with a great home win streak, they had won 10 straight before tonight’s game. Utah as you all know is suffering and struggling to gain footing in the extremely tough Western Conference. The Bulls hit 18 THREE POINTERS this evening, 18!!! That doesn’t leave you a lot of room for error as the Jazz, Derek Rose had 26 points and hit 5 threes. Devin Harris did a pretty good job scoring 24 points himself and forcing Rose into a couple tough shots. It was the Jazz as a whole that didn’t really do a great job on D, out of the 4 quarters played the Bulls scored 30+ points in 3 of them!! You can’t win like that, it’s darn near impossible!! One Jazz player that did do everything he could was Al Jefferson, Big Al had a monstrous game. Big Al finished with 33 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 of those boards were on the offensive end!! The Jazz were held to 42% shooting from the field for the evening while the Bulls shot 52% from the field and a BLISTERING 56% from deep. Utah is now 34-33, one more loss puts them at .500 for the year and we all know that being .500 means nothing in the Western Conference!! Utah gets a night off before traveling home to take on the red hot Philadelphia 76ers. Utah really needs to get a win if they wish to salvage this season and make a run for the playoffs. As of right now, I fear they are going in the wrong direction.
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