|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.”
Archives For Golden State Warriors
|Paul Millsap, PF
22 MIN | 4-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 9 PTS | +18
Always awesome, even when he goes 4-12.
|Gordon Hayward, SG
29 MIN | 6-11 FG | 4-6 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | +12
Like Raja Bell, Hayward finally put together then game he’s been teasing with his fourth quarter salvages. Fantastic stuff.
|Al Jefferson, C
34 MIN | 6-15 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 15 PTS | +12
Big Al hit a few big shots, but his most important contribution is always as a time machine to show the kids what 1994 looked like.
|Raja Bell, SG
24 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 9 PTS | +12
Had to feel good for Raja to finally break out of his slump. He got off to a hot start, hitting his first two shots and setting the tone early. Played great defense on Monta Ellis on the final possession of the game.