Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jazz Won, Chris Paul None

Rally Time

While I have to admit that Chris Paul is a phenomenal talent, it was great to see the Jazz tear his team apart after the 1st quarter last night. It was an incredible showing by our Jazz. The final score ended up being 116-90 after showing a tally of 33-29 Hornets at the end of the 1st. The Hornets only scored 13 points in the 2nd quarter. And from there, it was all Jazz.
Team Play vs. The One
There's something to be said for the Jazz and the way they play together as a team. It almost looked as though it was "team play" versus "the Chris Paul show". I believe that the Jazz have always had a better team than the Hornets. Even when the Hornets posted an impressive record last season, I thought the Jazz were better. I believe that it's always been this way over the years of Deron Williams battling Chris Paul. The Jazz have a record of 9-3 against the Hornets when Deron faces off with CP3.
One Up
Give the guy his due props... he's good! Chris Paul had a better night than Deron Williams. CP3 scored 26 points and dished out 7 assists. Deron, on the other hand, had 8 points and 8 assists. To his defense, Deron was battling a cold and wasn't playing at full strength. On top of that, Deron mentioned that he wanted to get his guys involved in the game. "I just tried to push the ball and get everybody involved," Williams said. "Luckily everybody else stepped up and I didn't have to do much scoring tonight."
Spreading the Wealth
The Jazz had 5 players in double figures scoring. Millsap, Memo, Andrei, Korver and Harpring all contributed significantly. The bench outscored the Hornets 48-28. That's where the true strength lies for the Jazz... bench production.
Utterly Giddy
This is how Kevin O'Connor must be feeling in regards to the play of Paul Millsap. It certainly will make his decision much easier when he decides to sign Paul to a multi-million dollar contract and let's Boozer walk. His cap-crisis will all be solved through the play of Millsap. Big Paul had a "monster" game against New Orleans. He tallied 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. Utterly unstoppable! Us Jazz fans must thank the state of Louisiana for giving us some of our best players... the Mailman, Pistol Pete & now Paul Millsap (through the LaTech connection). Thank you NOLA! Thank you Superdome (for a great Ute victory)! Thank you Chris Paul!


Pasty Gangsta said...

Thank you Bill Simmons for being a jackass and firing up our team!

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