The Utah Jazz have struggled through an injury plagued season, against Dallas they were again missing Devin Harris and Andrei Kirilenko. The production missing by those two being out is roughly 27 points and 8 rebounds. Utah was in this game until the 4th quarter, that’s when Jason Terry fueled the Mavericks to a 36 point quarter! Dallas went on to win 94-77, Utah has now fallen to 2 games under .500 at 36-38. It was a 13-0 Mavericks run that put the game out of reach, Utah was up by 2 with 6 minutes left in the game. Dallas was led by Jason Terry with 22 points, the Jet connected on 4 of his 5 three point attempts. Utah was even more short-handed than usual with only 8 players getting playing time tonight, there were three Did Not Play’s tonight. Utah was led by Al Jefferson who struggled from the field on his way to scoring 21 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. Paul Milsap had 15 points and 5 boards, while CJ Miles 16 points on 7-14 shooting. Utah’s starting backcourt for the evening combined to score just 9 points!! Jason Terry alone out scored Utah’s 3 bench players 22-16, the Jazz are really struggling right now. They had 18 assists and 17 turnovers, that is a HORRIBLE ratio!! Dallas also beat Utah on the boards 40-31, Utah also allowed Dallas to shoot 42% from deep for the evening. During this slide, Utah has really made it tough on themselves to come out on top. They don’t take care of the ball, they don’t win on the boards, and they can’t stop opposing teams from shooting at least 42%. It does get a little better for the Jazz, they are playing host to the Washington Wizards on Monday night. I am pretty confident that the Wizards have THE worst road record in the NBA, maybe that may be the remedy to get the Jazz back on track. If not, the Jazz are going to finish the season as one of the FEW teams to surrender a road win to the Wizards.
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