Posted by: TACOREV on November 2nd, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
So I unfortunately was unable to watch this game, as I had something that had been scheduled a while back… but I did follow the whole thing online. So you folks can help me fill in how everything went down.
It seems as though it came down to a Greivis Vasquez buzzer beater to break an 86-86 tie, leaving one second on the clock. Mo’s desperation 3-ball came up empty, leading to the first Jazz loss of the season.
Five Jazzmen scored double figures, led by Randy Foye off the bench with 20, including 4-of-7 from downtown.
The glaring problem, looking at the box score, had to be allowing a below-average big man like Robin Lopez to go off for 19 points and seven boards. My gut feeling assumes a certain “Big” player with a two-letter first name had something to do with it. Al had played some of the best defense I’ve ever seen him play against Dallas— and I could be wrong about this— but giving up that much production to a guy like R. Lopez would be bad even for Jefferson.
Another note that stands out is Ryan Anderson’s 19-point outing, especially his 5-of-9 from 3-range. Please, people, tell me that all of those 3-pointers weren’t wide open. The first half against Dallas aggravated me to no end seeing them give up so many wide-open 3’s. If there’s one thing I can’t stand to see, it’s giving up ridiculous amounts of wide-open shots. And it seems we may still have a problem with that.
Rookie sensation Anthony Davis only plays 14 minutes for New Orleans, scoring eight points with six rebounds. Did he get hurt?
And of course, a DNPCD for Burks. That’s not going to sit well with many around here.
Jazz are now 1-1, with a trip to San Antonio tomorrow night.
Jazz player of the game: Randy Foye.
Fill in the blanks, fellas. Go!
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