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Where to begin? With the home loss to a Billups/Anthony-less Denver Nuggets, the Jazz have a lot to make up for tonight at the ESA. Hopefully the best medicine will come in the form of a struggling New Orleans squad that is not living up to their considerable potential either. New Orleans comes in to Salt Lake City having lost their last 6 games in the ESA. Reasons to watch: Deron Williams Vs. Chris Paul. Two of the great point guards in the NBA today. This rivalry has been decidedly one sided as Deron has put up his best stats against the Hornets but with how he has been playing lately that trend could be in serious danger. 3000 assists- Deron should pass the 3000 assist mark tonight. He only needs eight to do it. Trade Watch 2010. This Jazz squad may not be together for much longer (hopefully) so catch them now in all their over paid splendor. The C.J. Miles Drinking Game (TM). Every time you or someone you are watching the game with yells FREAKING CJ MILES!!!! Everyone must take a drink. I predict the Jazz will win this game. They are simply the better underachieving team. D-Will and Boozer will both get 20 points with a good contribution from Mathews. Jazz 101 Hornets 90. Go Jazz.
Hornets Key Team Stats Jazz
98.0 Points scored 99.7
100.7 Points allowed 97.6
.445 FG% own .484
.474 FG% opposition .459
.360 3PT% own .330
.370 3PT% opposition .345
341 Offensive Rebounds 340
938 Defensive Rebounds 1001
1279 Total Rebounds 1341
1.7 Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.7
20.0 Fouls Per Game 21.8
Brendan Kenney