NBA Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies 99 beat Utah Jazz 86, classic third quarter collapse

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Game #25 • EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City, UT • December 15, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. (MT) • TV: ROOT Sports • RADIO: 1280 AM/97.5 FM and 1600 AM ESPN Deportes

NBA Regular Season 2012-2013, Game 25:

Memphis Grizzlies (14-6) at Utah Jazz (13-11)

#MEMatUTAGame Stream -- Straight Outta Vancouver -- Grizzlies vs Jazz coverage

Big Country, never forget.

X

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.

Quick Recap:

  • Who: The Utah Jazz
  • What: scored 32 points in the second half
  • When: after scoring 33 points in the second quarter
  • Where: at home, dagnabit,
  • Why: because they hate me.

I just got home, I did not watch this game live. So now, at least, when I do watch it I will know our great play in the second quarter will just be an illusion as we got blitzed in the second half. The Grizz went on a 9-0 run against our starters, then a 14-2 run against our bench. And that was the ball game. Zach Randolph had 25 and 16. No one else was remarkable for them, and they shot 44.7 fg% while getting 18 offensive rebounds.

Hmmm. I think I said that in the game preview . . . something about offensive rebounds . . . I hope that was in the correct context though.

For the Jazz Al Jefferson had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and even made a three. He managed to be -19 in the +/- column for his efforts. The Jazz' once prolific outside shooting seems to have collapsed like a house built on sand. We've lost our second home game of the season.

And people are angry.

Some of the ire shouldn't be wasted on just our team, the Grizzlies are much better than us, even if we match up well with them on paper. They were a few calls away from getting to the second round last year. Their calling card is defense. And they showed us that as improved as our offense is -- it's not unsolvable. We shot 29.4% from deep while playing a lot of minutes to our new three point acquisitions. Marvin Williams, Mo Williams, and Randy Foye went a combined 1/8 from deep. Off the bench DeMarre Carroll, Jamaal Tinsley, and Gordon Hayward went a combined 3/7.

Guess which group is more regularly known for their defense.

Still, and I mean this, still -- it's just one game. We're better than this. And we'll show it in time. Good Game, Grizzlies. You have a great set of players and an experienced coach.


Final - 12.15.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Memphis Grizzlies 19 25 28 27 99
Utah Jazz 21 33 10 22 86

Complete Coverage >



SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker