The San Antonio Spurs come back twice from significant deficits to steal one in Utah; the Jazz had no answer for the Spurs balanced attack (20+ point games from Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner), and killed themselves with their lack of late game execution. The Spurs went 10/21 from downtown (47.6 3pt%) and out-assisted the Jazz. Utah had good shooting games from Devin Harris, Josh Howard (who started in place of injured Raja Bell), Al Jefferson, and C.J. Miles. Paul Millsap and Big Al both had double doubles again, but outside of C.J.'s 5/10 shooting no one else from the bench made a solid contribution.
Perhaps this is because the Jazz are missing a starter, or perhaps this is because Tyrone Corbin is riding the "vets" a little too much -- while still losing games. I could absolve that doctrine if we were winning games. I know all fans want to have the Jazz "win now", but clearly, our roster is incapable of doing that. The desire is there, but not the results. Only crazy people try the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter together played a grand total of 20 minutes. I was joking last post game thread that Ty would play them that much.
Looks like the joke is on me. Or more precisely, the joke is on our franchise for continuing to strive for mediocrity -- instead of attempt to get a bit of training in for our #3 draft picks.
And bravo on our late game play calling. I miss Jerry Sloan. And Karl Malone. At least he would have gone down kicking, and not bricking.
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