Jazz Game Recap

21 01 2010

For Jazz fans everywhere, last night offered up a little bit of history when the Jazz waltzed into San Antonio and beat the Spurs 105-98.  The history being, that the Jazz haven’t swept the season series from the Spurs since the 1993-94 season.  For myself as an avid Jazz fan, and for all the other avid Jazz fans, I can say that this is truly a happy day.  Sure the Jazz are sitting in the eighth seed currently and have struggled against teams like the Timberwolves and Kings, but it’s still only January, and they have proven they can beat any team in the league.

Last night, Carlos Boozer led the way with a monster 31 point and 13 rebound game.  Deron Williams added 18 points and 10 assists, right around his season averages.  Big surprise of the night was an Andrei Kirilenko sighting. AK put in a season high 26 points to go along with 8 rebounds and a couple of assists and steals.  The Jazz got off to a 14-0 lead, but quickly let that slip away and found themselves down by 12.  With spurts of good defense, the Jazz crept back into the game and took a four point lead into the fourth quarter.  As most Jazz fans are, I could not feel comfortable with any lead until the final horn buzzed, and luckily the Jazz were able to hold on for the seven point win.  My key stat of the night is turnovers.  The Jazz only gave the ball away 13 times,  D-Will had none.

In my opinion, the Jazz should wear their retro greens every night they play, they seem to be lucky.  First they pull out an amazing win with a Sundiata Gaines buzzer beating three to beat the Cavaliers, now they pull off a feat that the franchise hasn’t accomplished in over 15 years.  With a 24-18 record, and the Jazz winning six out of their last eight games, it is looking very promising going into February and the second half of the NBA season.  Hopefully they wont have a let down when they host the 3-38 New Jersey Nets on Saturday however, but I don’t seem the Jazz giving the Nets their fourth win at home.

Written by: Matthew Flygare
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