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Jazz Blow Lead in Regulation, Lose in OT
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Mar 25 2011 @ 1:17 am In Utah Jazz | No Comments
The Utah Jazz are in the midst of a horrible 4 game loosing streak at the worst time of the year, the home stretch!! Every loss just pushes the Jazz further and further away from a post-season berth. The Jazz had a 2 point lead with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, but Emeka Okafor hit a 20 footer OFF GLASS to force OT!! The Jazz were then out-scored 16-12 in the extra period by the Hornets, Aaron Gray led the way with 6 points in OT. Utah got a huge game out of Paul Milsap, Milsap finished with 33 points and 11 boards!! New Orleans was led by their Franchise PG Chris Paul, Paul ended the night with 24 points and 12 dimes. Utah was without Devin Harris and Andrei Kirilenko, Ronnie Price did an admirable job filling in by scoring 14 points and dishing out 8 assists. Al Jefferson also contributed mightily, Al finished with 22 points and 13 boards! CJ Miles only had 11 points for the Jazz, Gordon Hayward came off the bench to score 13 points, grab 5 rebounds, and block 3 shots!! Let me remind you that it’s not the effort that the Jazz put forth, they are just in a deep funk right now at the WORST possible time. They play hard from whistle to whistle, tonight they were just on the wrong end of luck. I know that Okafor has a decent mid-range game, but a 2o footer?? Off glass at that?? That’s just what happens to a team that is going through a tough stretch, Utah’s next game is Saturday. They will play host to the Dallas Mavericks, all I know is that Utah needs to end this slide soon!!
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