Posted by: TACOREV on January 23rd, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
After building up a 22-point lead against the lowly Wizards (9-31, 3-18 away), the Jazz narrowly escape embarrassment, clinging to a four-point victory.
Millsap had a great game, finishing with 16 & 15, Hayward had 15 & 5, and Foye added 12. Jefferson chipped in with 11 & 10, Tinsley with 11 & 6, and Kanter put in 10 off the bench.
I had a dream last night that Tinsley would score 32 points tonight. After scoring six in the first few minutes of the game, I almost began to believe that it might happen. Still, one of his better games. I like some of the street-ball attitude he brings, but he often gets a little too fancy and ends up turning it over (including five turnovers tonight).
Martell Webster led Washington with 15, while John Wall came off the bench for 14 & 8. Bradley Beal scored 12, and Emeka Okeafor grabbed 17 rebounds.
Another little anecdote: watching Hayward and Jordan Crawford playing on the Larry H. Miller court reminded me of the greatest basketball game I have ever witnessed in person. It was when ESA hosted the NCAA Sweet 16 round, and my brother and I scored free tickets to see Hayward’s Butler Bulldogs beat Syracuse. The second game was between Kansas State and Xavier, and it was an incredible game (Crawford played for Xavier). Instead of typing out a whole spiel about it, I’ll just post a link to this video.
Anyhow, the Jazz are now 23-19 and sit at No. 7 in the West. A visit to L.A. to face the Hated Lakers (17-25) Friday is next on the agenda, before hosting four consecutive contests back at the Solution.
Jazz player of the game: Paul Millsap
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