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Come Back Kids Win Again

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Meeting the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time in less than a week, the Jazz again came out definitely “not on their game” and shooting only 36% in the first quarter. One might have expected that the Clippers would be the ones to be playing without energy since it was their second of back to back games on the road. Instead they were burning up the nets while the Jazz exhibited almost zero defense. Early foul trouble kept them from finding any kind of rhythm. They found themselves down by at least ten points for a good portion of the game. It’s true that Utah has played several games this season where they have come from being down at least 13 points and come back to win but that is certainly not something they can count on happening rountinely. On this particular night, however, they were once again able to come from behind and claim a victory. The credit goes in large measusre to Boozers excellent play. He earned his 40th double double for the season in this game. While the shooting percentage for the Jazz ended up being only 45% for the night, they were able to pick up 45 rebounds and 54 points in the paint which along with 28 assists was enough to win the game. The Clippers finally ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and allowed the Jazz a 107-85 win. We’ll take it.