|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.”