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Utah Jazz get obliterated on the road by Eastern conference powerhouse Atlanta Hawks -- Game Recap

Game #29 -- Utah Jazz (7-21) @ Atlanta Hawks (14-12)
December 20, 2013, 5:30 p.m. -- Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Regular Season Game #29:

Utah Jazz 85 @ Atlanta Hawks 118

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The Hawks are a Top 3 team in the Eastern Conference that is built to chew up teams like us. We're the worst team in our conference. It was like if Megatron got to beat up the hobbits in the Shire. (I know you've read the same fanfic that I have) I'm not really going to explain this game that much. The Macedonian version of Carlos Boozer got in this game (Pero Antic), and was hitting threes against us.. That  should really tell you all you need to know.

Three Positives:

  • The Utah Jazz starters (Trey Burke, Gordon Hayward, Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams, and Derrick Favors) managed to score 33 points. That's good, right? That's better than score 32. So positive!
  • Enes Kanter got to play today (27 minutes) and got a 13 / 13 double double with 5 FTA, 2 blocks, 1 assist, and 1 steal
  • The Trey Burke / Dennis Schroder match-up was a virtual tie. (2 points each, 3 assists each -- Trey had +3 rebounds, but also too +5 shots, and still managed only 2 points)

Three Negatives:

  • The Jazz defense was shell shocked by the Hawks, who have a rookie coach
  • The Jazz offense didn't start clicking until they were already down by 20
  • The three point defense is as bad as ever

Jazz fly East tonight to fact the Charlotte Bobcats for game 4 of this 5 game road trip.