Game 43 vs. MIN: Paul Millsap saves the day
So this is how the game went.
Jamaal Tinsley was killing it when he was on the floor. Not just dishing, but scoring with So. Much. Style.
Fast forward…the kids show flashes of brilliance as they build up the lead…the Pesky Timberwolves fight their way back…With the game tied on the final possession, Paul Millsap misses a layup. Alec Burks reacts (while Tyrone Corbin whirls his dervish):
Overtime. [Boler voice] Paul Millsap, bang! Hammers it down! Dagger!
Game. Jazz win!
Winner gets the satisfaction of being right. Or the shame.
** Alec Burks, post-game: I’m a smooth, laid-back dude. (1)
** Tyrone Corbin on why Burks got minutes, post-game: CJ was sick. He had some dizziness or something going on. (2)
** Corbin, referring to Alec Burks: …Alex… (2)
** Al Jefferson, post-game: One word for Paul: Heart. He’s just got a lot of heart. He don’t give up. Anybody, including me, woulda just felt sorry for myself when you miss a point-blank layup…but not Paul. And to go against some say the top power forward in the league–in my opinion he is–and to stop him in overtime, it’s all heart to me. It’s a honor to play beside him. (1)
** Derrick Favors on getting comfortable on the floor, post-game: The game kinda slowing down a little bit. Just working hard in practice, and Al and Paul, they give me advice on things. So it’s slowing down. (2)
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Boler on Webster’s hairdo: He’s on my do list.
** Harpring on Pekovic: He’s gonna bang on you all night long.
** Boler: Favors tries to slide it inside, Hayward.
** Boler: Love is tied up by Kanter.
** Boler on Millsap’s shot selection: He likes those down low. And up top.
** Harpring on Millsap taking a charge: That’s going to be one Millsap feels in the morning.
** Boler: Love can’t even move his left hand.
** Boler: And Love went down again on that left hand.
** Steve Brown on Kevin Love: He does not want to come out…he refuses to come out.
** Harpring/Boler: Inside for Love…and a foul. Man, this is great. (H/T @Mac_Jazz)
** Brown, post-game: Love’s a guy that likes to bang a lot. (H/T @SurlyMae)
** Favors on Love, post-game: Him and the other big men, they obviously like to bang.
** Brown, post-game: Love hurt his thumb banging. (H/T @ColbySpradlin)
** Tinsley, post-game: Last night, Earl went down. Hopefully he get back soon.
** Tom Nissalke, post-game: If you’re good enough, you’re big enough…and he was more than big enough tonight. (H/T @Mac_Jazz)
** JJ Barea, post-game: Oh yeah, it was up down, and we kept coming. We kept coming. (H/T @Mac_Jazz)