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Jazz Extinguish Blazer’s Hopes For A Win

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Is this really the same team that played with such a lack of intensity and focus in the early part of the season? They are looking like an entirely different team and one that is undeniably red hot. Shooting an astonishing 63% they are proving to be a hard team to beat. The 32 assists that were handed out tonight underscore their unselfish play in a game where everyone seemed to be included in the action.

Deron Williams had a mini-shooting-slump going and shot 3/9 but still ended up with 13 points and 13 assists. His leadership on the floor is vital to the team as is his ability to brilliantly orchestrate the offense.
Maybe it’s the new hair style or maybe it’s the fact that he’s starting instead of coming off the bench, but whatever it is, the level of Andrei Kirilenko’s play has escalated to a very high level. Rookie Wesley Matthews continues to demonstrate that he is a fantastic addition to the Jazz team. He went 6/6 shooting and was a defensive dynamo on the floor.
Mehmet Okur caught fire and aggresively attacked the basket making tonights game one of his most impressive showings this season.
This win brings the Jazz current standing to 30-18, and marks their 11th win out of the last 12 games and the 7th straight win in a row. Their recent success is also evident by the smiles on the faces of the players and the fans.