EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz lose to the Knicks

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
• Very difficult loss for the Jazz. The Knicks were the aggressors all night and the Jazz were unable to make shots or plays to win the game.

• A team without Anthony, Stoudamire and Chandler is a team you need to beat with the playoffs on the line.

• The Jazz didn’t make shots. The second half the Jazz shot 13 of 45 – Mo Williams went 2 for 12 and Al Jefferson went 2 of 10 and Paul Millsap went 2 for 6 in the second half. Those are the guys that have to make the plays to win a game of this nature.

• Millsap, Mo and Jefferson combined to go 14 of 41 from the field.

• Chris Copeland out played Paul Millsap, Kurt Thomas out played Al Jefferson and Mo Williams couldn’t keep it close to Raymond Felton those are match-ups you have to win.

• Favors missed two free throws late in the third quarter when the Jazz were on the wrong side of an 8-0 run, he made a great play to grab the offensive rebound and it was the kind of play that ends runs and the kind of play that swings a game back in your favors but he missed them both. Favors went 5 of 12 from the line and 1 for 7 from the field.

• The Knicks would not allow the Jazz to get anything in the paint. They fouled everytime the Jazz had an easy basket and the Jazz didn’t match the physical play.

• Every Jazz player was a negative in the plus minus tonight in a game decided by 7 points I didn’t know that was possible.

• The Knicks dictated the game – simple as that. They wanted to the game to be mucked up and without any rhythm and that is exactly what happened and the Jazz were never able to dictate their will on the game.

• Since the trade deadline the Jazz are 2-10. Maybe the three losses on the road are going to be the story of hte season. Let’s hope not.