Posted by: TACOREV on January 9th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz get a road win over the awful Bobcats.
Jefferson led the way with 26 & 8, while Millsap contributed 19/5/5 with three blocks. Eight Jazzmen scored nine or more points, including Hayward’s 14 and Burks’ 12.
Charlotte was led by Ben Gordon’s 20, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist adding 15 & 8. Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions, and Gerald Henderson all chipped in with 14 apiece.
Watson was pretty bad in this game, but I was happy that Corbin only kept him in for seven minutes tonight. If I’m not mistaken, the ‘Cats went on a 9-0 run in the second quarter after Watson entered the game because they literally did not guard him and just had one guy playing zone, double teaming any other Jazz player they wanted (not the first time this has happened, but it happened again tonight). Watson air-balled a wide open 3 during that span.
Corbin then yanked Watson and went with the Burks/Hayward backcourt, and the Jazz responded by going on a 10-0 run of their own.
So yeah, I admit I’ve seen a couple glimpses of slight progression in Corbin’s approach over the last couple games, but let’s keep in mind that these last two wins were against garbage teams. Hopefully Corbin will prove us all wrong over the course of the next few months, though I haven’t seen enough improvement to make any wagers on it.
Once again the Jazz stick their head up above .500, and are now 8-14 on the road. Game two of the three-game road trip is Friday night at Atlanta.
Jazz player of the game: Paul Millsap
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