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UTA(22-44) 110 – 112 (27-35)ATL

Key Performers:
K. Korver (ATL): 26 pts, 2 reb, 2 stl
T. Burke (UTA): 23 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast
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First half was great. The Hawks led 59-44 at halftime and they were clicking in every aspect of the game. However, the Jazz rallied and scored 36 points in the third quarter to take the lead, exposing what has been the worst defense in the league since the All-Star break. Luckily, the Hawks were able to make a rally of their own behind the efforts of Elton Brand, DeMarre Carroll, and Kyle Korver, who has hit his last seven three-point attempts, including a 30-footer in the third quarter off this game that helped stop some of the bleeding by the team at that time. And yes, the Hawks won! This break their six-game losing streak, though they have still lost 14 of their last 16. That said, it will be good for the team to return home from the roadtrip off of a win.

Reaction Grades: [assessed 0-10]

Paul Millsap: In his first game back in Utah, Millsap played extremely well, putting up 23 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Paul had spent his first seven seasons in Utah, so this was definitely a game that he likely had circled on his calendar from day one. Another thing of note: the Hawks’ defense when Paul Millsap isn’t on the floor… not so great. 8/10

Jeff Teague: Jeff’s stats are a little misleading; yes, he did get to the line nine times, making seven of them, but six of those attempts came in the fourth quarter when Utah was playing the foul game. And for good measure, Jeff even missed two of those six to give Utah a little hope at the end. For the record, Trey Burke made a three as time expired, so the game was really 112-107, but it still shouldn’t have been this close. Jeff needs to be more aggressive on both sides of the floor, as the defensive troubles that have been giving the Hawks fits lately all start with him. 5/10

Pero Antic: Add Derrick Favors to the list of players that Pero has tricked with his pump-fake, as Pero took advantage of Favors at least three or four times. Pero did have 12 points on eight shots, but he was also a bit of a problem on the defensive side of the ball; Pero can play well in one-on-one situations, but he can also get lost a lot when the opposing team has the momentum and is forcing a lot of rotations from the defense. 6.5/10

DeMarre Carroll: Like Paul, this was also DeMarre’s first trip back to his former stomping grounds. He hit three triples for the game, showing off his improved shooting stroke to his old team. DeMarre’s night was pretty much in line with his season averages: 11 points and six boards, but he added four dimes for good measure. 8/10

Kyle Korver: And finally, the last former Jazz player that is now on the Hawks. Korver had a game-high 26 points, with that number coming off of only 12 shot attempts. Simply put, Korver was the team’s offense for the night; whenever the team needed a bucket, Korver went and got it, which is somewhat strange, as Korver isn’t usually the game that actually GOES to get buckets. 9/10 Continue Reading…

HH Team Preview: Utah Jazz

Raj Prashad —  October 29, 2013

2012-13 Record: 43-39 (9th in West)z-utah

Playoff Result: N/A

Key Additions: Trey Burke (draft), Rudy Gobert (draft), John Lucas III (free agent), Andris Biedrins (trade), Richard Jefferson (trade), Brandon Rush (trade)

Key Losses: Paul Millsap (free agent), Al Jefferson (free agent), Mo Williams (free agent), DeMarre Carroll (free agent), Randy Foye (trade)

Predicted 2013-14 Record: 28-54 (14th in West)*

What to Expect: After being right on the cusp of the playoffs in 2013, those in charge decided it’s time to go with the young guys starting in 2014.

They’ll be a much different team and will surely have their growing pains in the new season. Gone are not only Millsap, but Jefferson as well from Utah’s frontcourt. Enes Kanter will step in for Jefferson and much like his predecessor, he’s an offensively skilled big man. Unlike Jefferson, he’s got an outside-in game. He can work the midrange, but he also has the touch to work in the post. Kanter also has the size and technique to attack the glass. Derrick Favors also gives the Jazz a different look on both ends of the court. He’s a 22-year-old, 6-10 forward who can run the floor and finish at the rim. He’s also arguably the best defender on the team. Continue Reading…