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Blazing Hot Jazz

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The Jazz came out fast and furious in Wednesday nights game against the slow starting Portland Trailblazers. The Blazers seemed completely out of sync and unable to answer the Jazz’s early scoring spree. True, Portlands Brandon Roy was out of action so they were missing a vital part of their game, but even so they appeared fairly lifeless early on. The Jazz shot 72 per cent in the first quarter and at the halfway mark had cooled a bit but were still up by 17 points. Portland regained some energy and made a comeback run getting within 4 points of the Jazz but that was as close as they would come. Turn overs were a problem all night for the Jazz who had accumulated 21 by the end of the game which translated to nearly 40 points for the Blazers. The final score was 106-95. Utah went into last nights game having lost 6 straight times on the road at Portland so the victory was especially sweet.
Deron Williams was still sporting the ever growing beard that he vowed to keep until the Jazz won 5 road games in a row. Perhaps a trim will be coming soon.