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Utah Finally Gets Back in the Winner’s Circle
Posted By Wilson Tarpeh Jr. On Apr 11 2011 @ 11:46 pm In Utah Jazz | No Comments
The Utah Jazz did something different tonight, they WON!!! They finally put it all together and got the win. The Jazz led wire to wire in this one to beat the New Orleans Hornets 90-78, that gives the Jazz their 38th win of the season!! Utah was led by the play of CJ Miles and Devin Harris, each of them scored 18 points. Four of Utah’s five starters finished in double figures, the only player that didn’t was Al Jefferson with 8 points surprisingly!! Jefferson did fill out the stat sheet with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks!! The Hornets were led by Chris Paul, Paul was held scoreless in his last game!! Against the Jazz he had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. The Hornets were never really “in” this game, as the Jazz came out strong and finished that way as well. The Hornets did hold an edge on the boards, beating the Jazz 42-32. Paul Milsap finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, Gordon Hayward scored 14 points in his starting role. Utah’s bench didn’t really contribute much in terms of points, they did play good defense though. Derek Favors led the 2nd unit with 6 points, 4 boards, and 3 blocks!! It was really good to see the Jazz win, it’s been a LONG time coming!! The franchise has been through a lot this year with the departure of Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams, I hope they retain Coach Corbin. He’s been dealt an extremely full plate and the fact that the players have yet to quit on him speaks volumes!! I hope Utah can end this tumultuous season on a relatively happy note. Up next for the Jazz are the Denver Nuggets, that game will be a home game for the Jazz!!
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