Posted by: TACOREV on February 19th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz control the entire game to beat Golden State (30-23, 14-16 away) at ESA.
Jefferson scored 24 to lead the way, with Foye adding 15 and Millsap and Favors each contributing 14, as seven Jazz players notched double figures in the Utah victory.
Hayward recorded 17 points on 5 of 9, with four assists, three rebounds, and two blocks in his first game back from injury after missing the last 10 games.
Burks also played well once again, scoring 13 with five boards. That layup he had when he drove the lane and got that little bit of English on the ball… that was sick. He can get to the basket, he can get to the free throw line, his outside shot is improving rapidly (2-for-3 from 3 tonight), and he’s playing solid defense.
Stephen Curry’s 29 and Jarrett Jack’s 19 & 9 led the Warriors, who have now lost six straight. David Lee finished with 18 & 9, while Klay Thompson put in 15 & 7.
While it was good to see Burks remain in the rotation (playing a reasonable 25 minutes) now that Hayward is back in action, it looks like Carroll becomes the odd man out. DeMarre played just one minute of garbage time, going 1-for-1.
I have to applaud Corbin for leaving Burks in during the fourth quarter instead of going back to Tinsley or Watson, who were both getting completely torn apart by Curry and Jack.
The Jazz are winners of three straight and now sit at 31-24, tied for No. 6 in the standings with this very Golden State team.
No more games until Saturday, though, when the Jazz visit the Clippers (39-17).
In the meantime, we’ll all anxiously await all that may or may not happen over the next 38 hours as the NBA trade deadline approaches, with the cutoff coming on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Jazz player of the game: Gordon Hayward
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