March 20, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Thunder 97-90. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
Game 47: Utah Jazz 103 @ Sacramento Kings 102
Big Al Does It Again!
What an amazing finish? Jazz defense surrender 100+ points for the first time in four games, but get the in off of a Big Al Jefferson Big-time time in with less than a second left on the clock. Jazz were blocking shots and trying their best to miss a billion threes (Jazz went 3-17 on the night), yet fought back to take this game.
Again, Big Al was huge, going for 26 points (off of 19 shots), getting 7 boards, 1 dish, and 4 blocks. Favors had a double double off the bench in 22 mins with 12 and 10, with 4 blocks as well. Guys like Alec Burks and C.J. Miles shoot poorly, but the team was spreading the ball around so it did not matter much. Devin Harris had 14 and 6 assists, Gordon Hayward (who kept the team alive in the late 4th with free throws) finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Great team win. Now back home to Utah to face the Denver Nuggets.