30 December 2010
"Tonight, it was Al Jefferson who went to work on us. He made some tough shots, but we had some opportunities."
-- Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.
Al Jefferson going to work on the Clippers, is an understatement, Jefferson owned the second half, with 20 points and ten rebounds for a season high 31 points. Jefferson was making shots from all over the floor and the wheezy was falling like butter. He was hitting jumpshots, hooks, pretty much anything that he put up was going in.
Mehmet Okur kept the Utah Jazz alive in the first half with some very timely buckets and rebounds. The bench put up 25 points last night with Memo leading the way(13).
The Utah Jazz started the second half on a 14-2 run and outscored the Clippers 30-13 in the quarter. The Jazz outscored the Clippers 88-45 in the season series, which is over because of the odd number of teams in the west. Half of the all of the Jazz wins this year have come when we have been down by double digits. It is hard to argue with 50%.
Here are Jerry Sloan's thoughts from last night courtesy of the Trib's Brian T. Smith . Note to Jazz fans do not turn off your T.V. ever, you should have learned this already but just a reminder.
Gordon Hayward or @gordonhayward via Twitter
Over reaction would probably be a good thing here but Kevin O'Connor was smiling somewhere last night giving all the doubtful Utah Jazz fans a little middle finger, myself included. Is it to early to say that this pick wasn't a bust, yes. It is to early to crown Hayward the starter in place of AK/CJ for the next little while, yes. However, it was a small sign of things to come and here is the video.
Tweet of the night
Courtesy of @allthatamar.
Other Utah Jazz Finds
This one courtesy of SLCDUNK
This is from the game winner in Charlotte.
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