Jazz Come Up Big
Posted by Nancy on January 21, 2010
Could it be that the Jazz have finally found a way to win on the road?Â Fans are all hoping that is the case.Â Last nightsÂ win against the San Antonio Spurs signaled the first sweep of that team (having won all four games this season) in many years.Â In a game of runs, including a Spurs 25-0 run, the Jazz came out on top with a final score of 105-98.Â It’s hard to figure how a team like the Jazz can have a 14 point lead early on in the game and then let it slide to a 11 point deficit and then still win.Â Their win was due to some great defense and a 26 point outing by Andrei Kirilenko combined with Boozers 31 points.Â The team shot 47%, made 28 of 32 free throws and pulled down 45 rebounds.Â No doubt they are playing some of their best basketball of the season and hopes are high that this trend can continue.
Duncan fouled out of the game with 14 points and just 1 point shy of hitting a record 20,000 points for his career.Â Surely he’ll earn that distinction very soon.
This win brings the Jazz to 24-18Â so far this season putting them in eighth place in the Western Conference standings.Â The Lakers hold the number one spot with a record of 32-9, but the rest of the teams in between aren’t all that far apart.Â If the Jazz can keep up their hustle, they can start to bridge the gap between themselves and the top teams.Â That is something that is going to have to happen if they want to be in a good position for the play-offs.