Jazz 99 – Warriors 92: Another Overtime Thriller

March 18th, 2012 | by Spencer Hall

Golden State Warriors 92 Final
Recap | Box Score
99 Utah Jazz
Josh Howard, SF 24 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | 0

Josh Howard, starter!

Paul Millsap, PF 40 MIN | 6-18 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | +11

Found ways to have a big impact on the game even though his shot wasn’t always falling. Had a huge put-back to keep the Jazz alive.

Derrick Favors, FC 34 MIN | 7-13 FG | 9-9 FT | 17 REB | 2 AST | 23 PTS | +3

Another career night with 17 rebounds and 23 points, including a monster ‘and1′ dunk and free throw to tie the game late in regulation.

Devin Harris, PG 30 MIN | 5-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 12 PTS | +4

Not a great shooting night, but Harris made plays down the stretch.

C.J. Miles, SF 17 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -3

Still struggling with vertigo.

Jamaal Tinsley, PG 23 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | +3

Once again steadied the ship off the bench with a fine performance.

Jeremy Evans, SF 13 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -4

In just 13 minutes Evans put up a nice little stat line. “Nice to see him get some playing time,” says everybody.

Gordon Hayward, SG 36 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 12 PTS | +10

Hayward gets an A simply for his chase-down block and coast-to-coast dunk late in the game. His Tom Chambers impression is getting better and better every game.

Alec Burks, G 29 MIN | 4-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | +7

A poor shooting night from Alec Burks, but he kept himself on the floor by playing surprisingly good defense and rebounding from the guard spot.

Enes Kanter, F 20 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | +4

13 rebounds and only 4 points tells the story of Kanter’s game at this point in his career. He’s great at corralling the rebound, but one of the worst at going up strong with a put-back. Among players who’ve played more than 30 games, only Joel Anthony and Lou Amundson get their shot blocked more often. In Kanter’s case, nearly 1 in every five shots he takes gets blocked.

We’re giving Kanter a B+ because of his ridiculous rebounding ability, but we’re writing a note in red ink at the top of his paper: “Must improve: Finishing at the rim and going back up strong.”

Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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