Posted by: TACOREV on March 11th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz snap a four-game skid with a win over Detroit (23-43, 8-23 away) at ESA.
Mo led the way, tallying 20 & 6 in his best game since returning from injury, while Jefferson finished with 16 & 10. Kanter had 14 & 8, Marvin posted a 14/6/4 game, with Hayward adding 13.
Greg Monroe, Rodney Stuckey, and Jonas Jerebko each scored 15 and Jose Calderon put in 14 for the Pistons, who have now lost six straight and nine of their last 10.
Millsap missed another game with injury, and Evans played well in his relief. He put in 8/7/5 with two blocks in 24 minutes (actually more than both Kanter and Favors, who both played 20 minutes).
As someone who doubted that Evans would ever become anything more than an 11th or 12th guy on the bench that could come in for short stints and throw down an alley-oop or two, I’m pleasantly surprised with the two showings we’ve seen of Jeremy over the last recent stretch of games. I’m hoping next year he’ll step into the role Kanter is currently in, playing 10-15 minutes a game as the fourth frontcourt player off the bench.
Tinsley was out with injury as well, and Watson got a DNP again! That’s right, NO Tinsley or Watson tonight. Finally! Maybe Corbin is learning something.
Travis Leslie is with the team and was dressed tonight, but didn’t get into the game.
The Jazz, now 33-31, step a half-game in front of the Hated Lakers for 8th in the West, but they can jump back ahead of us if they beat Orlando tomorrow.
Our next game is at Oklahoma City (47-17) on Wednesday.
Jazz player of the game: Mo Williams
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