WHAT A BLOWOUT! The Utah Jazz demolished the Charlotte Hornets (nee Bobcats) 94-66, and it really wasn't close at all. (Preview, Game Thread, Recap, Moni's Recap) In Al Jefferson's (7,593 minutes in a Jazz uniform), Mo Williams' (2,190), and Marvin Williams' (3,401) return they were treated to applause and appreciation to start the game, but quickly recognized that they were not invited back to have a party. But to witness this new era of Jazz basketball first-hand. Utah came out firing and made approximately ALL of the threes. Forever.
And the Jazz didn't take their foot off the pedal until they had pushed the lead up to 44 points, and a whopping 81-37 lead.
Utah went on several big runs in this game to blow it open, 15-5, 14-0, 13-3, 9-2, and 8-0. While the Jazz only scored 9 points in the fourth quarter, and the Hornets went on a 10-0 and 8-0 run during the final frame, they still didn't make a dent in the final score at all.
The surgery was a success, but the patient did not make it. - Photo credit: Chris Nicoll - USA Today Sports
We've seen so many time season what our games look like when the team isn't making a good percentage of their open spot up jumpers. Tonight was the statistical bounce back game where the Jazz seem to hit everything. The Jazz shot 15/24, tying a franchise record for most made threes in a game. Rodney Hood went 5/5 from deep, Gordon Hayward and Dante Exum went 3/5, Trey Burke went 2/5, Elijah Millsap went 1/3, and Joe Ingles went 1/1.
Them boys shot lights out tonite!!! Great team win— Derrick Favors (@dfavors14) March 17, 2015
The rest of the box went like this:
Gobzilla had another 22 rebounds, so, yeah. Watch out, world. The starters contributed 72 of the 94 total points on this night, but the bench made up for it with 4 combined steals+blocks to 4 for the starters. The effort stats were about even.
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This is a team having fun, winning games, and playing defense -- man, 66 points. The Jazz, as a franchise has held the opponent to 70 points or under only 21 times since 1990 till today.
Take a bow, young'uns!