Hornets 96 – Jazz 85

April 13th, 2012 | by Evan Hall
Utah Jazz 85 Final
Recap | Box Score
96 New Orleans Hornets
Paul Millsap, PF 39 MIN | 11-21 FG | 5-6 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 27 PTS | -9

WARRIOR. Millsap was by far the best Jazz player on the court tonight. Unfortunately, his efforts could not overcome Eric Gordon’s white-hot shooting spree in the fourth quarter. Still, the way he played through his injury tonight was the stuff of legends.

DeMarre Carroll, F 15 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -7

Carroll’s energy is problematic for opponents’ offenses and contagious for the Jazz. For every single one of his minutes, Carroll was all-out, pedal-to-the-metal basketball chaos.

Al Jefferson, C 34 MIN | 8-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 19 PTS | -15

No complaints about Al’s offense, but terrible rebounding and nonexistent defense was catastrophic for the Jazz.

Devin Harris, PG 31 MIN | 1-6 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 8 AST | 3 PTS | -11

Harris shot terribly, single-handedly ruined a number of fastbreaks, and his defense could be called “inconsistent” at best. That said, he was the only Jazz player who was consistently penetrating, and his assists were vital on a night of offensive ineptitude.

Gordon Hayward, SG 41 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 8 PTS | -13

A game ago, Gordon Hayward looked like a future All-Star and the face of our franchise. While this performance shouldn’t take away from that one, the Jazz desperately needed him tonight, and he was nowhere to be found.

Derrick Favors, FC 24 MIN | 4-8 FG | 4-4 FT | 13 REB | 0 AST | 12 PTS | -1

Derrick Favors was everything anyone could have asked from him. About a month ago, Derrick Favors decided that if he exerted himself on the boards, he had all the tools to dominate the glass. He has done so ever since.

Alec Burks, G 21 MIN | 3-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | +1

Alec Burks’ almost putback was breathtaking and would have been the highlight of his rookie year. Unfortunately, tonight was a night of “almosts.”

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  1. Malone says:

    Let’s go Jazz, I made this video for tonight’s game: http://bit.ly/c7VG9P

  2. eddie says:

    The jazz arent going to make the playoffs i guarantee it! I have why on my blog and the analysis of all the teams in on my site its a great read! http://nbawagers.com/2012/04/who-will-capture-the-7th-and-8th-seeds-in-the-western-conference/

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