Will The Jazz Be Dealt A Winning Hand?
Posted by Nancy on May 06, 2010
The question remains, can the Jazz put together the right cards to win the next hand of their playoff journey? They are already down 2-0 to the Los Angeles Lakers and they are coming up short (in more ways than one). The big men on the L.A. roster are towering over the
Jazz on every trip to the basket. Even so, there is a chance that with enough hustle, enough aggression, and enough smart basketball play, the Jazz can come up with a win.
On Saturday night they will be meeting their oponent (who might more appropriately be called the Los Angeles Giants rather than the Los Angeles Lakers) for game 3 of the 2nd round of play-offs. The good news is that this meeting will take place in Salt Lake City in front of a hugely energetic and loyal crowd. Hopefully, that energy and enthusiasm will help fuel the Jazz towarde a much needed victory.
Among the possible derailments for the Jazz is the news that Andrei Kirilenko has been working out with the team and there is some possibility that he may be on the floor instead of on the bench for Saturday nights game. Whether that is a good thing or not remains to be seen. The guys have found a way to play without him pretty well so changing up the rotation might prove to be tricky (and costly). Also, Utahs’ ironman, Deron Williams, who strugged with his shooting in game 2 (5 of 20) will need to be playing at his usual high level if the Jazz hope to steal a win.