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Jazz Falter At Home

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It had to end sometime. The amazing five game winning streak that the Utah Jazz were enjoying came to an abrupt end last night at Energy Solutions Arena. They were matched-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder who they had previously beat this season on the Thunder’s home court. No doubt the Oklahoma City team came into Salt Lake City with a score to settle and settle it they did. Lead by the clutch shooting of Kevin Durrant and Russell Westbrook who combined for a total of 52 points and the high energy of a hungry team, they stole the show in front of 19,900 plus Jazz fans.
The thing that was different about this game from the last five was that the Jazz started out strong. They played a tremendous first quarter unlike the other games in which they dug themselves a deep hole in the first quarter of play. Even though Deron Williams came away with 31 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds and even though Paul Millsap continued his great 3-point shooting, it was not enough on this night. At one point in the game the Jazz were up by 12 points and very quickly let that statistic slide to a 13 point deficit. They were in the game and had their chances right up until the very end so at least they made a good game out of it. They play again on Wednesday night and hopefully they will take a win from the New Jersey Nets.

Nancy Smith is one of the owners of RobbinsSports.com, an online retailer specializing in Basketball Uniforms and Portable Scoreboards