|Paul Millsap, PF 30 MIN | 6-14 FG | 6-6 FT | 9 REB | 5 AST | 18 PTS | -1
For Paul Millsap’s sake, let’s disregard his defensive performance for the moment and just agree that an 18-9-5 game is very respectable and that this game would have been a lot uglier if he didn’t keep the offense churning.
|C.J. Miles, SF 26 MIN | 4-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | -7
He gets bonus points just because his back-to-back threes with two minutes left in the game made the score look much better. Besides, when is the last time you saw a Jazz player make back-to-back threes?
|Al Jefferson, C 37 MIN | 13-22 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 26 PTS | -2
Black Hole Warning: 26 points on 21 shots without a single free throw. He only got 3 rebounds against DeAndre Jordan’s 10, but in his defense, there weren’t a ton of rebounds to go around since L.A. was shooting 56% from the field. Oh wait, that’s not in his defense at all.
|Devin Harris, PG 30 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 5 PTS | -7
Okay, Chris Paul is good, but Chris Paul isn’t THAT good. Getting outscored by 20 by your counterpart is never a good sign.
|Gordon Hayward, SG 37 MIN | 4-12 FG | 6-9 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | -4
Pretty run-of-the-mill post-All-Star game from Gordy. Little did we know that his slick steal and fast-break and-one at the beginning of the first quarter would be the high water mark for the Jazz.
|Earl Watson, PG 18 MIN | 1-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -2
‘That awkward moment when you realize that Jamaal Tinsley is better equipped to lead the bench than the fan-favorite backup point guard.’
|DeMarre Carroll, F 11 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 PTS | -5
Remember when the Jazz signed Carroll and his field goal percentage was something outrageous, like 70% or so? I suppose it was doomed to not last. He’s still a braided ball of energy all the same and even though he might be making some mistakes, he certainly isn’t being outworked on the floor.
|Derrick Favors, FC 18 MIN | 1-3 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | -8
What do you do the night after you set the franchise record for most field goal attempts without a make (at 13)? You only take three shots, that’s what. Favors did look a little bit more timid tonight but he was still crashing the boards hard.
|Alec Burks, G 22 MIN | 1-7 FG | 1-3 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | -2
After the hot streak he has been on the past few games, a rough shooting night was inevitable. At least he got his money’s worth from his one field goal with a crazy-fast slash to the hoop in transition.
|Enes Kanter, F 11 MIN | 3-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | -7
Kanter continues to climb over his rookie wall with his second 3-3 game in the last three outings. Do you realize what that means? That means that no one blocked his shot in the entire 11 minutes he was on the floor! For Enes, that in and of itself is worthy of an A-.