Game 61 @ PHX: Wait for the “but”…
On the road.
It was an exciting game.
They were on fire from downtown down the stretch.
How do I get excited about a win that we didn’t deserve? Tonight was just yet another game it only took three or four possessions for the Jazz to fall behind by double digits and play from behind the entire game. The slow starts and the way the Jazz don’t come to play until the 2nd quarter or even the 2nd half is killing
me my passion for the team.
This team has the talent to beat anyone, and I believe that they do have heart. Do they have the heart of a champion? Do they have enough heart? Games like these and the losses to bad teams point to “no.” Until they stop performing like this, any talk about getting to the second round, much less contending, is a joke.
Welcome back Jazz team that made me hate you AND myself for most of 2009.
–Despite all the Debbie Downerism and watching the game through jade(d)-colored glasses, I involuntarily pumped my fist when Memo hit that 3 with 59 seconds left. My mind was still disgruntled about the slow start, but my heart knew I’d just seen a dagger.
–A’m’a’r””””e showed Boozer that he’s the one that’s going to get the raise this summer, regardless.
–Apart from posing for posters, Boozer was invisible in the first three quarters. In the fourth, he did some damage but continued to get dunked on like nobody’s business.
–Are the Jazz still giving out defensive grades? [mini-story time: Back in the day before [I signed up for an account at] WordPress, I had a personal blog at Xanga (anyone still remember that name?) The reason I ever started writing about the Jazz in the first place was because I didn’t know any other Jazz fans in real life, and I frequently needed to vent about Boozer’s putrid matador defense. His effort on D has improved this season so I’m not on his back as much this year as I have been in the past.] All the effort we’ve seen earlier this season is gone. Old habits die hard; his putrid defense is back, and I once again feel angry all the time when he’s on the floor.
–Robin Lopez, pushing someone in the back while he’s in the air makes you suck.