After Wednesday’s emotionally-draining loss to the Clippers at home, the Jazz simply ran out of gas the next night in Oakland. The loss to the seven-win Warriors came with the Jazz missing point guards Devin Harris (some body part) and Earl Watson (another body part). In their place, third string PG Jamaal Tinsley got the start, his first since 2009. The man’s contract isn’t even guaranteed until after February 10, so hopefully his strong performance will buy him a spot with the team for the rest of the season.
His stat line was tremendous, especially considering he’d only played 45 minutes all season. 13 assists (a team season high) to go along with 6 rebounds, 9 points, and 2 steals. It was fun to watch his brand of pass-first play mixed with a slice of New York playground spice. He couldn’t resist a little razzle. @monilogue at SLCDunk grabbed the perfect gif of the moment: