Posted by: TACOREV on January 25th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz get dominated by the Lakers in L.A.
Dwight Howard led the Lakers with 17 & 13 and Metta World Peace had 17 & 5. Steve Nash and Pau Gasol each added 15, while Kobe Bryant finished with 14/14/9.
LAL (18-25) had lost four in a row and 10 of 12 before easily beating Utah.
The Jazz were led by Favors’ 14 & 5 and Hayward’s 13. Jefferson scored 12, while Millsap and Foye each put in 10.
Very frustrating game. Jefferson — in addition to his lazy defense, lazy boxing out, and lazy in-transition basketball — went 5-for-14 from the field, following up last game’s 5-for-17 performance. He has really, really been hurting the team a lot more than he has been helping it. Favors, meanwhile, goes 5-for-5 from the floor.
Then there’s Watson, who somehow gets 21 minutes of playing time and goes 1-for-5 (his only made FG being a fast break layup). Realistically, Watson should not be in the NBA. Last year he was a borderline third-string PG, at best. This year he is significantly worse, yet still plays over 20 minutes a game. And if your argument is, “Well they don’t have anyone else to play backup PG,” then how about using one of all those great assets we keep talking about to get ourselves someone better?
Or, we could just be content with our current mediocrity. I guess we’ll see in the next few weeks as the trade deadline approaches.
The Jazz, now at 23-20 on the season and 9-16 on the road, will have to bounce back quickly with the Pacers coming to town tomorrow night to start up a four-game home stand.
Jazz player of the game: Derrick Favors
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