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Jazz Hit Rock Bottom Against Wizards
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Mar 29 2011 @ 12:23 am In Utah Jazz | No Comments
The Washington Wizards just got their 2nd road win of the season, they will forever be grateful to the Utah Jazz!! The game went into overtime, but the Wizards went in to Salt Lake City and beat the Jazz 100-95! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Jazz, THIS HAPPENS!! Utah has to be disgusted about the outcome of this game, this was the PERFECT opportunity for the Jazz to get back on track. The Wizards are THE worst road team in the ENTIRE league, the Wizards won behind a superb effort from John Wall. Wall had 28 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 steal! The Jazz started the game off well by out-scoring the Wizards 21-16 in the first quarter, then they fell behind as the Wizards put up 35 points in the 2nd quarter to Utah’s 22!! The Wizards had the lead up to as many as 12 before Utah’s young guys fueled a rally. The game went into overtime and that’s when the Wizards regained their control on the game, they out-scored Utah 15-10 in the extra period. Wall took advantage of Utah’s injuries, with Devin Harris sidelined it left Earl Watson to try to defend the uber-athletic Wall. Wall did what one does when they feel they have a mismatch, he exploited it! Watson did have a fairly decent game with 13 points, 7 boards, and 9 dimes. He just wasn’t able to match Wall’s physical gifts, the Wizards also got a big game out of Jordan Crawford who scored 25 points! As mentioned earlier, Utah’s younger guys really led the rally. Utah was led by Al Jefferson with 15 points and 16 rebounds, CJ Miles scored 17 points as well. Utah’s bench really contributed in this game, Jeremy Evans finished the game with 6 points and 3 rebounds. Gordon Hayward stuffed the stat sheet by scoring 12 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, dropping 4 dimes, garnering 2 steals, and earning 2 blocks!! Derek Favors also did his share of stat sheet stuffing recording 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks!! Utah has really struggled since the Deron Williams trade, I didn’t think it earlier but now I can accept that this season is not going to end with a post-season berth. Utah does need to think about how they plan to build this team and who they plan to build it around. The Jazz next play Friday when they host the SURGING Lakers, the Lakers have won 15 of their last 16 games!!
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