Yes, it is true: the Utah Jazz played a game tonight against the Denver Nuggets. It can also be said that they lost this game, but in doing so we must pose the question -- what does it mean to lose? For those of us shackled by statistics, the team with the fewer points after all the time has passed is usually declared the loser. By these finite metrics we can thus at least entertain the idea that the Utah Jazz lost, to the score of 107-91. However, it would be entirely short sighted to posit any argument where the Utah Jazz are losers. Yes, they've just lost four in a row after a superb stretch over the last month. This is all true. But is it not also true, perhaps a greater truth, that the Utah Jazz are a young team with a young roster that boasts Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert, and other titans? This is not a loser team, or franchise.
These are difficult times where we lose not only games, but our historic voice as well. But this season is nothing but the prelude to our eventual domination of the Western Conference. The Nuggets get one on the Jazz in their gym every year. They still don't have Gobert on their team. We do.
Nyaah! (like, the sound a kid makes on the school yard)
Some guys had some stats tonight, but they need some more help.
Gordon Hayward had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Rudy Gobert had 14 and 14, with three assists and a block. Trevor Booker added 6 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Trey Burke, well, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal looks okay. His 0/5 shooting from deep is bad, but Joe Ingles went 1/7, as did Gordon. Derrick Favors, ostensibly our best player, finished with only 7 points and 5 rebounds in limited minutes.
This wasn't the best game for our squad. But there's another game right around the corner -- the Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow. No time to dwell on this one.