Posted by: TACOREV on November 12th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
After a roller coaster of thrills and pull-your-hair out aggravation, the Utah Jazz manage to come away with their first road win of the season at Toronto.
Millsap led the way with 34 & 9 and was absolutely huge in the extra periods, knocking down a couple of big 3’s down the stretch.
Jefferson finished with 24 & 17, including a 3-pointer (yes, a 3-pointer) just before the end of regulation to tie it up at 104. I went back and forth a half dozen times during this game from wanting to strangle Jefferson to wanting to high-five him, as his defense and boxing out were often atrocious, but he came up big when it mattered most, at the end of regulation and the overtimes.
Foye was enormous during regulation before fouling out in one of the overtimes. He scored 20 points on just seven shots, hitting four 3’s and 8-of-9 free throws. Foye was almost single-handedly keeping the Jazz in the game during regulation when they were getting thoroughly outplayed.
Favors played 45 minutes, including all three overtime periods when Corbin kept Millsap, Jefferson, and Favors all in the game. He scored 15 points with six boards and four blocks, providing a fantastic defensive presence all night.
In all, seven of the nine Jazz players that played finished in double figures, including 17 from both Marvin and Mo and 12 from Hayward. Mo also dished out 14 dimes.
DeMar DeRozen is a freaking amazing player. He had 37, 8, & 6 for Toronto to lead all scorers. This guy has some huge potential. Linas Kleiza and Jose Calderon each scored 20.
The Jazz should have lost this game, period. Toronto flat out played better in regulation, but thanks largely to Foye and some last minute heroics from some of the vets, the Jazz got the game into overtime where they stepped up their game and eventually pulled away in the third go around.
But hey, I’ll take a road W any way I can.
Up next is at Boston Wednesday night.
Jazz players of the game: Paul Millsap and Randy Foye
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