10 March 2009
Before we get into tonight's game lets look at some of the shifting that happened last night in the West.
Hornets lost to Atlanta and drop to the 6th spot.
Denver lost to Houston keeping Houston in the 3rd spot and Denver drops to the 7th 213 they
I hate the Los Angeles Lakers #98-can't win when we need them to, Portland wins 111-94 keeping pace with the Jazz but stays in the 5th spot because of tiebreakers.
|2||San Antonio||42||20||.677||7 ½||97.5||93.5||+4.0|
|6||New Orleans||39||23||.629||10 ½||96.2||93.5||+2.8|
In Case you missed Dwayne Wade list night this is one of the craziest things I've ever seen.
OK Back to the Game tonight
The last time these two teams played Memo scored a career high 43 points and led the Utah Jazz to victory. The Pacers will be without All-star Danny Granger and swing man Mike Dunleavy who is out for the season.
The Pacers will look to continue home dominance that has shown wins over Orlando, Cleveland and Denver in the past few weeks. The Jazz will look to show everyone that when they are healthy they can win on the road as well as at home.
Carlos Boozer who missed the Breakfast game on Sunday should be back for tonight but is listed as day to day.
As a Utah Jazz fan these are the types of games that we have lost in the past. It may be a trap game or whatever you want to call it, bu the Jazz need to come out with some fire and intensity in the first quarter. Their problem has not be finishing it has been starting games well.
The Pacers allow 106 points a game which is in the last five in the league. Expect the Utah Jazz to score close to 120 points.
In My head I think that the Pacers can't beat us without Granger and Dunleavey but they have been winning and so I don't want to take them lightly. I think it will be close, but the Utah Jazz play lock down d in the fourth and win 110-102
Deron Williams the NBA's player of the week last week, should start another double double streak, and look for Brewer to have a big game to make up for the no show on Sunday. Memo, will be Memo. Boozer is coming of an injury so who knows what we will get. Miles needs to get 12 points minimum.
The Campbell's Soup Keys to the Game.
Turnovers-We need to have below 14
Bench- I don't care who gets the points but we need to get 35 out of our bench in order to win this game. We should be automatic at getting 35 from the bench. Between Korver,AK,Millsap,Hapring and Knight it should be pretty easy, especially with the minutes that those guys are getting.
Strong Start- I would like to see at least 28 first quarter points. Our second halves have been pretty amazing during the streak, however getting in a hole on the road is not the best thing to do, especially with a game tomorrow against the Hawks.
If the Utah Jazz can pull this one out tonight, it will give them confidence on the back to back tomorrow. -S
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