The Utah Jazz had an up and down week, where (if we use the Sunday - Saturday = a week) the team went 1-2, but if you go the work week way (Monday - Sunday = a week) the team went 2-2. Either way, the team got waxed at home to the Dallas Mavericks, and dropped one to the Los Angeles Clippers in their gym. An exciting game was won by Gordon Hayward in SLC over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and last night he led the team to victory over the Detroit Pistons.
So what did the rest of the world think?
SB Nation's Drew Garrison has the Jazz +1 from last week:
21. Utah Jazz (3-4, Last week: 22)
All hail Gordon Hayward, crusher of LeBron James:
Shooter of game-winners:
ESPN's Marc Stein has the Jazz +5 from last week:
19. Utah Jazz (3-4, Last week: 24)
A rout of the Suns. A buzzer-beater from Gordon Hayward with a high degree of difficulty to slay LeBron's Cavs. And a one-point escape in Detroit to start a five-game trip out East when Brandon Jennings couldn't convert at the buzzer. Give Utah this: Every win so far has been memorable.
CBS's Matt Moore has the Jazz +8 from last week:
14. Utah Jazz (3-4, Last week: 22)
Well, the Jazz are ahead of the Cavs and Spurs, which makes about as much sense as moving to a cave in a desert.
NBA.com's John Schumann has the Jazz +3 from last week:
20. Utah Jazz (3-4, Last week: 23)
Pace: 93.6 (27), OffRtg: 106.9 (8), DefRtg: 109.5 (28), NetRtg: -2.6 (19)
It's still early, but Dante Exum might already be better than Trey Burke. Neither has been great, neither can shoot, and there's no reason the Jazz can't keep both of them for a while. But it will be interesting to see which one Quin Snyder relies on more down the stretch of close games. It was Burke against the Cavs on Wednesday and Exum in Detroit on Sunday.
So from 14-21 for a team with a losing overall record. Not bad, guys. Not bad at all. Hope the Jazz can continue to play exciting basketball this year.