Saturday, April 19, 2008

Taking Back the Home Court- Game 1 thoughts.

What a game! This last week after the San Antonio loss Adam and I speculated on how the Jazz would respond after such an embarrassing showing. We both agreed that, based on their history, they would come into Houston hungry for a win and play a good game. I think they did even better than what we had expected.

I was glad to see them withstand the runs that the Rockets made. There were times that the momentum was in Houston's favor but the Jazz stuck with their game plan and were able to steal it back from the Rockets. This team in the past has had a tendency to fold under that type of pressure and give up, but not tonight.

Is D-will amazing or what? Kyle Korver knocked down some key threes as well and then that block on Lazy Eyes was huge. That is about the time the Jazz pulled away for good. AK played a great game, and Boozer was big down in the paint. Harpering is a gritty player that knows how to get the job done. It's no wonder he has lasted so long in Sloan's system. Overall it was a great game by everyone.

This win gave the Jazz the much desired home court advantage. We all know how well they play at home. I am glad with this first win, and am feeling pretty good about their odds of possibly coming back to Utah with two of them. Monday can't come soon enough. Should be a good game.

One Team....One Dream. Oh yeah baby. Go Jazz!