Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sweet Redemption

Hey Jazz,

Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any worse (losing to Minnesota at home), you go and do something like this (beat New Orleans on the road), and totally redeem yourself!

Way To Go Jazz!...

Jazz Clinch Playoffs: We're on our way to the playoffs. Because Phoenix lost, we're guaranteed a playoff spot due to our tie-breakers.

Kirilenko Starts... Explodes: AK47 finally had a fantastic outing. He finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Perhaps this ought to be a permanent fixture... AK in the starting lineup.

Ronnie's Our Hog: No pun intended for the Arkansas Razorback native, but Ronnie Brewer was our most consistent player. He finished with a team-high 23 points. Ronnie also had a couple sweet steals for dunks in the fourth quarter.

3rd Quarter Swoon: We've gotten into this terrible habit of losing intensity in the 3rd quarter, only to allow the opposing team right back into the game. The Jazz were up by 27 points at half... 27 point lead! Only... we let New Orleans climb back into the action, outscoring the Jazz 37-21 in the 3rd quarter.

Mr. Killer Instinct: While for good or bad, Deron Williams is the only Jazz player that has the "killer instinct" and intensity to take over a game. As the Hornets got closer in the 3rd, Deron took it over... aggressively taking the ball to the hoop. The Jazz eventually weathered the Hornets comeback effort.

Jazz Own Hornets: It's a simple fact... we absolutely own the Hornets and Chris Paul. The Jazz swept the season series with the Hornets, winning each contest by over double-digit margins.


Orlando said...

Love Kirilenko in the starting 5. I think this is a permanent fixture.

The real question now is whether we want the 7 seed (currently playing Denver) or the 6 seed (San Antonio).

Ryan said...

I want Denver. I think Melo is the next T-Mac and may never get out of the first round.

On another note, how about D-Will going the entire game without a turnover. He is the premier point guard in the league

Pasty Gangsta said...

I'm not convinced the Spurs are going to stay at the three. They're fading mighty quick.

My first preference would be to play Houston, then Denver. Actually, my first preference would be to play New Orleans, but I don't think that's going to be possible.

Finally, while I'm glad the Jazz won last night, I still think the Minnesota loss was devastating. We win that and we're up two on the Mavs and pretty much locked into the seven. Now we're up one and traveling to Dallas. . . talk about a must win.

Tucker McCann said...

Let us all pray for Jazz v. Nuggs.

Anonymous said...

i've watched every game this entire season, and just when i get so frustrated (loss to minnesota) that i decide to go on a hike rather than watch the game, they win. shoulda known better since it was noh.