SUMMARY: A mentally and physically exhausted Jazz team muster what was needed to beat the Dallas Mavericks 125-109
• The Jazz were coming off one of the most emotionally draining and physically exhausting performances of the year losing in 2OT less than 24 hours earlier in Oklahoma City.
• If you are going to win a game when you are empty there is a script that has to be followed and the Jazz followed it perfectly.
• First they started strong and took a 31-25 lead in the first quarter.
• They played from ahead. The Mavericks had a two point lead briefly mid way the 1st quarter but other than the Jazz held a more than two possession lead for almost the entire game
• They tried to win it offensively and when that didn’t work and they only had a 2 point lead at the half they came out put down the screws defensively. They Mavericks went 0 for 10 to open the third quarter and the Jazz took control.
• They didn’t make mistakes. The Jazz had just 7 turnovers tonight and didn’t give the Mavericks any easy baskets.
• They took advantage of the Mavericks weaknesses. The mavericks are last in the league since the trades at denying the three and the Jazz took advantage by taking 38 threes and making 14.
• Early in the game the Jazz couldn’t find the jumper so they attacked the rim and got most of their early points in the lane.
• Donovan Mitchell lead the way in the energy department. That is exactly what he needed to do as the youngest player on the floor. He had 25 points on an efficient 8 of 14 shooting.
• Jae Crowder had 22 points and was vital tonight. He hit the big shots when they were needed and kept the Mavericks at bay numerous times
• Joe Ingles had the 4th quarter daggers and delivered 13 4th quarter points, finishing with 18 points and 6 assists.
• Ricky Rubio had a nice bounceback game. Expecting Rubio to match up against Westbrook, Lillard, Curry, Harden type players is a false promise and unfair expectation. What might be more important is that he dominates against the players like Jalen Brunson, Elie Okobo, Bryn Forbes and the such as he has recently. Tonight he had 25 points, went to the line 10 times and was really strong not committing a turnover the entire night.
• Solid win. Jazz are going to favored almost every night the rest of the way and the will be the story of the season how they do when they are expected to win.
JAZZ GAME REWIND: 2nd Half propels Toronto past the youthful Jazz
The Jazz fell short in the second half as the Toronto defense shut the new-look Jazz down in route to cruising to an 114 – 82 Raptors victory. Lauri Markkanen shined for the Jazz with 20 points and 5 rebounds but the Raptors length and athleticism proved to be too much for the Jazz riding a dominant 3rd quarter to pull away from the Jazz who played well in the first half, only trailing by one.
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