Game Recap: Pacers 88 – Jazz 110

Game Details

9:00 PM ET, December 1, 2010
Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

1 2 3 4 Final
IND 17 29 22 20 88
UTA 35 19 31 25 110

Top Performers
Indiana: R. Hibbert 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast
Utah: D. Williams 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 16 Ast, 2 Stl, 0 Turnovers
ESPN.com Box Score

Recap

Coming up on the quarter mark for the season, the Jazz look dramatically improved when compared to how they looked on opening night against the Nuggets. While the Pacers, who had been riding a bit of a hot streak heading to Salt Lake, provided a few moments of concern, Deron Williams had another monster night. Williams is currently playing amazingly well. So far this season, he’s playing above his career averages in every relevant statistical category except three point shooting (.352 this year, .360 career average).

The Pacers game was another example of the Jazz being able to hold teams late in the game. Collectively, the Jazz held Danny Granger to 2 2nd half points, while Hibbert struggled to make up the difference.

The Jazz extend their current winning streak to 7, but will face a very good Mavs team at home tomorrow night.

(Sorry for the short write up, had a League Pass fail last night and could only follow the game via boxscore)

Game Quotes

Jerry Sloan

“We could have exploded early in the season. Guys could have gone south. But they stayed together.”

Raja Bell

“We played a nice 20 games, especially after the first two, I don’t think many people gave us credit or would have given us credit to do this. But we really turned it around and started to understand what we can do to win games and how we have to pay to win.”

Andrei Kirilenko

“It’s ups and downs in the NBA. You remember in preseason we won eight in row, then the beginning of the season we went down, then the road trip we went up then, home games we’ve been sloppy. Now we’re up again. I hope we can stay up a little bit more.”

Quotes from ESPN.com

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~ by djepperson on December 2, 2010.

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