Posted by: JRN5150 on March 4th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Well, that game really sucked for Jazz fans. It had its fun points but the end just ruined it. Here are some things that I noticed tonight.
Things that some guys here usually blame on Al still happened in his absence. We had 2 shot clock violations, Struggled to guard the pick and roll(especially in the first half), guards were killing us with penetration, and Millsap got plenty of post iso down the stretch. I thought that was interesting.
Gordon freaking Hayward. He played like a champ the whole night until 3 mins left in the game. Crunch time struggles… again. He had 2 turnovers and a really ugly attempt at a game winner in the last 3 mins of regulation. I wish he was good for all 48 for once instead of only 45. Hopefully he gets over that quick. I think part of the problem is that we shouldnt have drive to the hole in crunch time. Thats where he makes his mistakes.
Ty Corbin is bonkers. Did you see the expression on Favors’ face while he was on the bench for the last hour of the game? I wouldnt be surprised to hear trade demand in the post game interview (just kidding). But he was MAD and I dont blame him. He was having a career night until ty pulled the plug after three quarters. #firecorbin
Kanter is really coming along after a second consecutive SOLID performance. Despite a very ugly start he turned it around. Its frustrating to watch young guys. I see a play where Kanter gets it in the post and flails around for a little before turning it over. I begin to yell and then he makes a huge play right after. I feel very comfortable with him overall after the last two games. He came up huge down the stretch for us. Excited to see him play more minutes.
Burks played some awesome offense tonight from the PG. Only one problem, In 36 mins he tallied 3 assists and 6 TOs. I think playing SG might suit him better but he definitely needs the ball a lot more to be effective at this stage in his career. I am hoping to see him start for the rest of the year. He certainly deserves it over the PGs and Marvin and even Foye right now.
Demarre Carroll played great again tonight. Nice offense in the first half and hustle plays throughout. Too bad he missed that free throw.
The Jazz need a guy that can hit a big shot from the perimeter. Al is a world class closer. Millsap did a great job filling that role tonight in the post. The problem is that when we need a three where do we go? Milwaukee was set in that situation. Do you guard Jennings? Reddick? Ellis? We need a closer that can hit the big shot from anywhere. Al is limited in his range and Paul is not only less consistent in the clutch but isnt reliable from outside. We need someone to be “the guy”.
Everybody that scored played great. Highlighted by the 3 double doubles in the post and Burks’ great offensive play. It just didnt happen tonight.
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