21 December 2009
Espn just announced that they have set up an ESPN LA.COM which means that LA now has a dedicated Espn site like Chicago, New York and Dallas. So now all of the bandwagon Laker fans can go there and point at their fingers together. It is great for Jazz fans cause now LA won't hog the regular ESPN. I was thinking (I know crazy) why don't they have an ESPN SLC.COM so we could all talk about "the shot", "the push-off", "the pass" and the MLS champs Real Salt Lake. I was thinking about this so much that I emailed the president of ESPN and asked why SLC couldn't have their own ESPN site. Needless to say I still haven't heard back. (Sarcastically).
Link of the Day- Jerry on Memo
CJ Miles will get the start tonight, not sure he deserves it defensively, but offensively he has been playing pretty good, not amazing, but pretty good. It's nice to know that if he doesn't step up on D Matthews will be put in. Orlando is looking for revenge from last weeks debacle when they had an 18 point lead and the Jazz pwned them in the third quarter and went on to win. Based on ten thousand computed games from Accuscore the Jazz win 18% of the time (based on tonight's situations)and the Accuscore spread is below along with percentages of covering that spread.
||703 Utah Jazz
|704 Orlando Magic
||Key Team Stats
||Fouls Per Game
We got 41 points from three bench players against the Bobcats the other night and will need a better effort tonight with Jamar Nelson coming back. Nelson won't score more than 20 points but will cause Deron to play much tougher D than having to guard the back up points. I don't think the Magic utilize D Howard as good as he could be used. I just think he should be getting 20 and 20 every night, especially if Memo or Boozer is guarding him. Carter had a bad shooting night that last time we played them but got 14+ from the free throw line I think he does much better tonight. Rashard Lewis did not even show up last week and should have 16-24 points tonight.
For the Jazz to win they have to have three players Deron, Boozer and one more guy match the point total of Howard, Lewis, and Carter. I think that guy could be Miles tonight. Those three can't outscore 4-5 Jazz players we can't make up the difference on our bench.
Free Throws 80% please, hell at this point I'll take 70%
Prediction- Orlando 116 Utah 94 I think a similar result to the game last week will happen but instead of the Magic giving up the lead the Magic will pin the Hammer down and blow the Jazz out. Once again prove me wrong Jazz.