Posted by: TACOREV on February 6th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz front court beats up on Milwaukee (25-23, 12-13 away) at the Solution.
Millsap finished with 19/6/5 and four blocks while Jefferson had 19 & 11.
Kanter was a monster — 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in just 17 minutes. Foye scored 12, Carroll with 11, and Favors added 9 & 11.
Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 17 apiece, while Monta Ellis put in 13. After posting 35 points at Denver last night, Samuel Dalembert went for just 10 & 11 but did have four steals and four blocks.
To Milwaukee’s credit, they were without their starting center Larry Sanders and it showed.
Now, three things:
Burks did a decent job at backup PG duties. Like last game, he made mistakes, but also made things happen, and finished with the second-highest +/- on the team at +14.
The guy who had the top +/- was Carroll with +18. The surprising part is that DeMarre’s stats weren’t really that good: 4-of-12 for 11 points, four boards and two assists. It just goes to show how much this dude works and hustles out there on the floor.
What does Kanter have to do to stay in the game? He was absolutely dominant in the first half — dominating in a manner on both ends of the floor of which Jefferson never has and probably never will — yet Corbin still pulled him for the final few minutes of the half. Kanter didn’t check back in until the final 30 seconds of the third quarter. He could literally go 10-for-10 for 20 points and 10 rebounds in eight minutes, and Corbin would still pull him. This is just one of the reasons why Corbin gets criticized.
The Jazz improve to a season-best six games over .500 at 28-22, still holding the #7 spot in the West, with the Bulls (29-19) coming to town Friday.
Jazz player of the game: Enes Kanter
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