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Jazz Sting The Hornets

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What a difference a day makes! After the lethargic performance that the Jazz displayed on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns it was like a whole new team showed up to play against the New Orleans Hornets. While still missing Kirilenko with his sore leg and Okur with his stomach ailment the team came out firing on all cylinders. Many times in the past when the Jazz have met up with teams who are much less talented than they are and with a horrible record to prove it they seem to falter and often end up losing. It has been disheartening to the team and to the fans alike when that has occurred. On this Saturday night there was no let-down on the part of the home team. Their shooting was
on target and their defense was tenacious. Paul Millsap had an outstanding performance as did C.J. Miles and the durable Deron Williams. The final score was 106-86 but there were times in the game when the Jazz held a 35 point lead. In fairness to the Hornets, they were struggling without their two best players, Chris Paul and David West who was ejected very early in the game for a flagrant foul on Kyle Korver. Hopefully this win diminishes some of the frustration over the loss to Phoenix and will get the team in the right mind set to come out strong against Boston on Monday night. With both Dallas and Denver losing their games last night the Jazz are moving up in their fight for position in the Western Conference.