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So before we get to tonight's game here are som links to some stories about some Jazz players. Carlos Boozer Named western Conference player of the Month for Feb 2010 . Another Article about AK being happy and playin well. Kyle Korver is one of the five NBA players on the rise
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G -- Kyle Korver, Jazz: Korver missed a good chunk of the early season as he recovered from left knee surgery. Once he was healthy, he wasn't quite up to game shape and had a hard time getting mintues both due to his gimpy state and the logjam Utah had at the wing position. Since the Jazz traded Ronnie Brewer to Memphis at the deadline, though, Korver has seen his minutes jump and he's made an impact. With Mehmet Okur mired in a season-long shooting slump, Korver is becoming the Jazz's lone dependable 3-point shooter. He had two 3-pointers in Utah's overtime win over the Blazers on Sunday, two more in a close home loss to the Hawks on Monday and five more on Wednesday to help the Jazz rally past the Bobcats. He's averaging roughly 27 minutes a game over his last four games (compared to his 14.5 mpg average) and is filling the sixth man role nicely for the Jazz. [caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignleft" width="353" caption="Jazz @ Clippers Preivew "]Jazz @ Clippers Preivew [/caption] JAZZ @ CLIPPERS PREVIEW
The Jazz have a big game tonight against the LA Clippers. This is where we get to see if they really have changed since last year, or if they are mentally depleted like in the Sacramento Kings loss. The Clippers look different from the last time the Jazz played them. They now have Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake from the Camby trade. Word on the street is, AK is a go for tonight. Hopefully he will be able to contain Outlaw and maybe even help on Kaman. Last game, Boozer practically made Kaman hold his inside-out pocket while he showed him what a real all-star looks like. We’ll see if Kaman gets to follow Boozer around the court again tonight. The key for tonight has to be overall shooting percentage. We have to run the offense and get good shots. I really hope that we didn’t fall in love with the three-pointer enough to where we stop looking for the layup. I would like to see CJ look to drive to the basket and Korver to actually start hitting that Harpring curl shot again (it’s been a while). I am going to give the Jazz a 14 point win tonight (103-89). I think AK and Boozer have a good game. Memo should be geared up too and maybe get over 8 points tonight…well, let’s not go overboard. Go Jazz! JB