Posted by: Jared Jardine on January 20th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Last night we had won 8 of 9 and were 7-1 at home with the Mavericks coming to town. In the first half we threw our style of play out the window to try to run the Mavericks out of the building, and in stead ran ourselves out of the building. It was a coaching blunder. Did Coach Corbin really think that the Mavericks who are loaded with veterans hadn’t ever seen a team that tried to jack up the tempo? There wasn’t any way that strategy was going to work, and instead it got both our offense, and more especially our defense totally out of position time after time. I applaud Coach Corbin’s willingness to shake things up and try new things, but against a veteran team like the Mavericks, you need to focus on what you do best, and make them try to stop it, and we simply do not have a Point Guard who is good enough to run up tempo and keep the team together. However, after gitting dominated in the first half, the Jazz rallied and were in the game from mid way through the 3rd peroid forward. I guess I would just prefer for experiments like this to be avoided vs teams that will obviously be difficult.
What are your thoughts? Did you like the up-tempo play? The Mavericks also focused their defense on Millsap which really bothered him early, and that could have been another large reason for the poor first half play.
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