|Paul Millsap, PF
28 MIN | 6-13 FG | 6-6 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +15
Paul Millsap is playing fantastic basketball. The Jazz outscored the Nets by a brutal 64-26, with Millsap and Jefferson doing most of that heavy lifting. The ferocity of Millsap’s dunks is back, and I like it.
|Gordon Hayward, SG
23 MIN | 3-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | +13
Hayward threw a pretty, pretty bounce pass through traffic on a fast break that was a thing of beauty. He should probably get an “A” just for that.
|Al Jefferson, C
23 MIN | 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | +15
Another solid game from Jefferson, who finally went up-and-under instead of relying solely on his shot-put shot. Also had a beautifully unnecessary piroette on a scoring move.
|Raja Bell, SG
22 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 12 PTS | +9
A visit from Bell’s muse Kobe Bryant earlier in the week seems to be the secret to awakening his inner NBA starter. For the second straight game he got out to a fast start and played well the entire game.
As @djjazzyjody tweeted a great quote from Gordon Hayward after the game: “It was a lot of fun. When Raja’s getting ‘and-one’ dunks, you know you’re having a good time.”
|Devin Harris, PG
24 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 2 PTS | +12
A quiet night for Harris, but he did a nice job harassing Deron Williams into poor shooting.
|C.J. Miles, SF
18 MIN | 6-8 FG | 5-5 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 17 PTS | +5
CJ finally had a big game, notching a season high in points and rebounds.
|Derrick Favors, FC
27 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-5 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | +4
Not really an “A” game for Favors, but he gets the “A” for picking up his first assist of the season. Favors has faded from the spotlight a bit lately, but the team effort tonight was tremendous. His poor free throw percentage (56%-ish) seems to be in his head a bit, making him try to avoid going to the line.
|Enes Kanter, F
19 MIN | 3-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | -8
Kanter is second only to Dwight Howard in rebounds per 48 minutes and made great use of his time again tonight. He tied his career high of 7 points, too.