Tuesday, June 18 2013, 10:33 AM MDT
Jazz Bounce Back With 104-99 Win Over Hornets
(KUTV) A trio of Jazz big men were very happy Wednesday night as they
carried the team to a 104-99 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.
Millsap, Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors combined to score 62 of the
team's 104 points in the win. After the game Jazz coach Ty Corbin was
asked how much pressure he felt after the Jazz's 45-point beat-down
Monday night against the Rockets.
"The pressure was to perform
better," Corbin said. "It's embarrassing to lose on your home floor, but
to lose the way we did other night--that's the pressure. You want to
get that out of [your] system as soon as you can."
continued on saying that's the pressure he likes to put on himself and
the team. "That's our pressure, the pressure I put on myself, our team
[we] put it on our self and that's what the anxiety early in the game
The Jazz still had trouble on the defensive end, especially
in the first quarter. However, when Derrick Favors came on, the
EnergySolutions crowd rose to their feet thanks to a series of jams put
on by the second-year pro.
The Jazz improve to 25-21 overall.Paul
Millsap had a team high 25 points, Jefferson added 22 points. But "Big
Al" had the quote of the night when a reporter asked him how badly the
team needed this win.
"I don't even remember the other night,"
Jefferson kidded. "Don't know what you're talking about. I was watching
Monday Night Raw."
The Jazz host the Blazers Friday night as Weber State product Damian Lillard comes back to town.
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