Jazz still hot after Heat win- Utah 104- Orlando 94

November 11th, 2010 | by Chris

STEPHEN M. DOWELL, ORLANDO SENTINEL

It has simultaneously been the best year to be a Jazz fan and the worst. Actually, it’s a pretty atypical year for Jazz fans. But after coming off a 116-114 OT win against the Miami Heat yesterday, even the most optimistic fans didn’t expect the Utah Jazz to pull off yet another upset against a star-studded team.

In fact, I was one of the scant 25% of people on ESPN 360 cheering for the Jazz. And by the end of the game, I was cheering loudly- at my TV.

The Jazz and the Magic started off exchanging the lead, with the Magic taking the lead 23-22 at the end of the first after a amazing buzzer-beater three from Vince Carter, who ended the night with 20 points- 12 from downtown.

The Jazz kept it close until the end of the second when the Magic scored 10 points in the last minute of the half. That’s when Orlando started rolling.

Coming out of the locker rooms, the Magic continued their dominance of the Jazz into the third quarter. Dwight Howard slapped a D Wills layup into the stands…again. The Magic rained threes, almost completely unprotected. They shored up a 18 point lead, 76-54, and then, for the second time in twenty four hours, the roles in Florida were reversed.

Over the next 5 minutes, the Jazz went on a 24-2 run to even up the score, and the Jazz wouldn’t let go. The Magic were handed their first home loss of the season losing 104-94.

The Jazz play in the Hawks in Atlanta, Friday (which you can watch on your xBox 360) and end their four-game road trip in Charlotte on Saturday.

Game Notes-
This is the third straight game that the Jazz have come back from 18 or more points to win.

Chris

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One Comment

  1. Norman says:

    After what the Jazz did, there is reason to be stoked in Utah. The Jazz handed both Miami and Orlando their first home losses… and on consecutive nights. Neither team had given up 100 points, until the Jazz put up 116, and 104 respectively. So far the Jazz have taken on 2 of the top 4 teams in the East, on the road and walked away with the W.
    Everyone has been excusing the Miami heat for their loss by talking about the “new” players still jelling. But what is forgotten is that the Jazz have a number of new faces on their roster as well. The Jazz aren’t yet at the level needed to take on the Lakers, but so far they look like a team that WILL have its chance.

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