Posted by: TACOREV on February 2nd, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz drop part two of the back-to-back with the Blazers (24-23, 17-8 home) in Portland.
Damian Lillard again led the Blazers with 23 & 8, J.J. Hickson had 21 & 11, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 & 11. Nolan Smith scored 13 off the bench and Nicholas Batum finished just one assist off from a triple-double with 12/10/9.
Foye led Utah with 23, hitting 6-of-12 from 3. Millsap put in 18/8/5, Marvin had 15 & 6, and Carroll contributed 11 off the bench, shooting 5-for-5 from the field.
Al Jefferson surprisingly dished out five assists, which I can only assume is a career high, to go along with his 12 points (on 13 shots) and six boards.
Carroll was playing great, so Corbin pulls him and Burks to put in Foye and Tinsley. Tinsley! If you’re going to take Burks out, put Foye at PG and leave Carroll in. DeMarre played just 16 minutes when he was playing great D and shooting 100 percent — but no. Instead, Tinsley played 33 minutes and scored six points on eight shots. Honestly, I want to try and see the positive in Corbin, but it’s tough when he’s making such bone-headed decisions.
Kanter played 12 minutes tonight, more than the last two games combined. Still less than half what he should be getting. He had a rough go, though, finishing 0-for-7.
The Jazz (26-22) return to SLC to host another three-game home stand, starting with Sacramento on Monday.
Jazz player of the game: DeMarre Carroll
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