Miami – Perhaps the signature win of the Season, The Jazz got down early to the South Beach LeBron’s but Deron led them back from 22 down before fouling out in the waning minutes. When things looked bleak something in Paul Millsap changed and the guy exploded for 3 3-pointers in a 30 second span along with a buzzer beater to force over-time. With Deron on the bench it was still unlikely that the Ronnie Price led team could actually beat the leagues newly crowned villains but somehow this unlikely combination get’s it done behind a key three-pointer from Andrei Kirilenko and a huge pair of clutch free-throws from my new hero Francisco Elson the Jazz Win 116-114
Orlando – Having stolen one in Miami that nobody expected them to get and playing on the back end of a back-to-back this game the Jazz had every excuse in the world to loose this one to Dwight Howard and the Magic. They got down early again. This time by as many as 18 but they kept it close into the fourth and then exploded out to 39 point forth to run away from the magic and win by 10. The Jazz seem to have a great scouting report on Dwight Howard. He had a quiet 14 points, only 9 rebounds and a whopping 6 turnovers as they Jazz forced him into tough decisions through timely double teams and sound positioning.
Atlanta – With 2 in the bag, a loss in Atlanta would have been an acceptable for a team now on their 3rd game in 4 nights on the road. Atlanta’s athletic ability and length have always given the Jazz fits as they constantly switch on defense and confuse and disrupt our offense. This was probably the most complete of the three games so far. They hung tough with Atlanta and gave themselves a chance to win down the stretch. Deron was unreal with 24 points and 11 assists on the night. Atlanta had a chance to tie the game with 6 seconds left when Al Horford was fouled by Paul Millsap but the All-Star missed both shots and the Jazz closed it out with another comeback victory.
Charlotte – The comeback is starting to look like a legitimate trend at this point. As a fan you never want to Expect that your team can come back from any deficit but this team has now proven it’s worth at least setting the DVR if you give up on them. In Charlotte they got down by 19 early, battled back and thanks to an incredible game winning runner by Deron they stole another one to finish 4-0 on a Road trip fin which they came back from double digit deficits in all four and five straight overall. The express is rolling!