“Big” Al Jefferson’s double-double (27 points 14 rebounds) helped the Jazz win 94-81 vs the Phoenix Suns. The Jazz started off hot, with their defense taking center stage. The Jazz had several chances to run away with the game, being up by as much as 22 points. However the Jazz defense became lackluster and with a mixture of poor shot selection and poor rotation, let the Suns back into the game several times. Gordon Hayward contributed 18 points, and Millsap added his own double-double (18 points and 13 rebounds). The big guys carried the team on their backs this game, where our long range perimeter shooting was terrible, and the team gave up 18 turnovers. The Jazz won this game as many had speculated they would, but it was clear that the Jazz need to continue to improve if they hope to take on a series with the Spurs, or Thunder.
By Jared Quan -
About the Author
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I started my writing career in the 4th grade, taking opportunities like being involved in the high schools year book, and being the editor and chief of the school newspaper. In 2010, I was given the opportunity to publish my first book 'Ezekiels Gun'. I also currently write for Yahoo.com, and Bigworldnetwork.com. Now married with children living in Salt Lake City, UT. I have been given the golden opportunity to combine my favorite topics by writing for the fan site Niner Noise and Purple and Blue.