The Jazz missed a perfect chance to steal a win in Boston last night, but failed to take advantage after Rajon Rondo left with an injury. Also, someday I’d like to replay the final few minutes and maybe not have Mo Williams take every shot, but that’s how it went.
There were still several things to like, however. My favorite this was the play featured in the accompanying video clips. Gordon Hayward stepped up after some lame taunting from Kevin Garnett (and Jason Terry, pitching in from the bench) and hit a big shot over the top. David Locke had a great call on the radio–dropping a little Ludacris for emphasis. On the TV side, Matt Harpring was clearly offended in proxy by Garnett’s antics and emphatically approved of Hayward’s response.
Now it’s on to Philadelphia for a Friday matchup with the Sixers. The Jazz are at 4-5, so after the Sixers game we’ll look back at the first 10 games and check in with our oddsmaker Geoff Beckstrom for a prognosis for the next 10.