Jae Crowder was not happy that Beantown was cheering more for Gordon Hayward than the home team. He made a point to address the media about this lack of respect.
The #99 Dreadhead played mad all night and helped his team win 115-104. The 6 foot 6, 225 pound small forward took incredible care of the basketball by recording 0 turnovers and 1 assist. He also made it rain from downtown by sinking 5 out of 6 three pointers. His 100% free throw shooting percentage (4-4 on the night) and one 2 point field goal gave Jae 21 points.
Other members of the new Beantown Big Threee, Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, both scored 29 and 21 points respectively.
The Jazz did get 23 points out of Gordon Hayward but not much production from anyone else. The guard play proved thin without the top team point guards George Hill and Dante Exum. Reserve Shelvin Mack only had a 30% field goal percentage on the night as did The Hood. Injuries have proven to be the only Kryptonite of the rising stars on the Jazz.
The Jazz are a good team at fifth in the Western Conference right now but they have potential to be great. Their most recent win streak ended with four wins again. They have won four straight several times this season but they will need a few bigger win streaks in the bank to keep them afloat when they undoubtedly will have some tough stretches this season.
The Jazz have three games left on their 5 game road trip. Two of the three have winning records (Grizzlies and Raptors) while the losing yet talented young Timberwolves host the Jazz at the Target Center. Then they will return home next Tuesday to host the league defending Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
It’s time for the Jazz to be ready to face Lebron. Lebron hasn’t won in Utah since his return to Cleveland and he has historically struggled here. Just ask his old Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem who received an errant pass from Lebron only to brick a potential game winning shot over the Jazz a few years ago.
When you come at the King you best not miss. The Jazz don’t plan on missing.