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Game 74 @ WAS: Have Fun Storming the [Really Empty] Castle!

March 28, 2010

The Twin Towers played alongside each other for the last 3:22 of the game. That’s all you really need to know.

A few days ago, I was looking at my calendar and experienced a brief moment of “oh no-ness” when I–knowing that there was a Jazz game today–saw that I had a noon wedding to go to. “Crap,” I thought to myself, “I’m going to be late to the wedding.” (Don’t judge me too harshly on my priorities. Or, as you may see it, lack of.)

Cue East Coast tip-off time.

[Victory sign]

OK, back to the game. The first half followed the script of yesterday’s game pretty much to the letter. The Jazz built up a 10-point lead, but couldn’t take it anywhere. Fortunately, they were on the right side of the late-game run. Boozer got into early foul trouble again and only played 8 minutes in the first half, but really brought it in the second half, scoring 18 points. He, Deron, and Memo all collected double-doubles.

The Jazz shot in the low 60s for most of the game compared to the Wizards high 30s, and if not for their 22 TOs (to the Wizards’ 12), it would probably have been a bigger blowout (not complaining!). I am feeling desolate and full of dread that there are just eight regular season and X Playoff games left, though. I can’t believe the–BLEH–offseason is almost upon us again.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. RRR permalink
    March 28, 2010 2:49 pm

    Why don’t they send invites to divorce court?

    I don’t mind the slow starts. Don’t love them and do not desire it turn into a 15 point climb back. But it does seem that the boyz play better when they can see the effort is needed.

    I also like to think they are using the time to evaluate their opponents, test them and develop personal and team strategies to combat them effectively.

    Stern’s reffs were playing typical asswipes early in the game. Stupit reffs! Such caused some pause for Boozer, and put him on the bench. He tested them early in the second half, they did not seem to bite, he turned it on and well the rest is history today.

    Loved your twin towers pic as well. As usual good job!

    • AK-47 FTW! permalink*
      March 28, 2010 5:02 pm

      i think consistent slow starts are a sign of trouble. the jazz should come out as the aggressors and make the opponent play their game (especially as we get closer to the playoffs), not the other way around. i see what you’re saying about testing out the waters to see how the other team reacts, but too often they fall into a hole (whether it’s at the start of the game or a half), and you can’t dig yourself out every time.

    • March 29, 2010 6:01 am

      I agree that slow starts are never good. You just can’t afford losses in the playoffs. One good thing i have seen by slow starts by the Jazz are their improved ability this year of climbing back into games and winning them. This is a trait of a good team because every team will find themselves in a hole sometimes. Good teams can come back and win those games. That said, its always better to play from ahead.

      The Jazz especially need to feel good about themselves in the playoffs, and getting ahead early will do wonders for them.

      • AK-47 FTW! permalink*
        March 29, 2010 1:01 pm

        “The Jazz especially need to feel good about themselves in the playoffs, and getting ahead early will do wonders for them.”

        this, i think, is key. if they can go into the playoffs on a roll and feeling confident, it could make all the difference in the world.


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