Playoffs R1G1: The Jazz were…
…outplayed, outcoached, outwitted, and overmatched.
We had no answer for Tony Parker. When you add in Tim Duncan throwing down vicious dunks, Manu Ginobili doing what he does, and Matt Bonner shooting threes like he was playing the Jazz (oh wait, he was), you get a loss.
It wasn’t overly upsetting or painful in that a loss wasn’t unexpected, and I thought our guys did what they could to stay in the game.
Total trip afterwards seeing Not Jerry-with-glasses-on at the podium with the NBA Playoffs logo in the background…
…just as it was not seeing Deron either. I love that they had Paul and Al up there together, though, and I love that Al didn’t put on his gargantuan diamond earrings so that Paul’s wouldn’t look tiny in comparison. #bromance
Thought this comment by Millsap in the post-game was pretty funny:
When we get down low, we need to work on our spacing. We need to get more movement, more cuts against a good basketball team. It’s going to be tough to just throw it in to me and Al and just say “go to work” because they’re sitting there watching everything we do.
Isn’t “throw it to Al and let him go to work” exactly what’s written on that single page that constitutes the Jazz’s playbook? The one exception was the OKC game on Mar. 20 when Tyrone Corbin drew up the last play for Al and Al said to give it to Paul instead, so Corbin ran the exact same play for Paul instead. I guess that’s when the playbook was amended to say “throw it in to Al or Paul.”
‘K, I’m totally just rambling now. No UDQMs. No opponent game thread. Meh.