Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Jazz sure can 'D' up

Talk about defense. Utah has allowed 130 points in their last two games. Two. And it’s not as if the Jazz are playing Miami every night.

Utah gave up 64 to San Antonio and 66 to New Orleans – the top two teams in the Western Conference in successive games. The Jazz visit American Airlines Center tomorrow night.

“Tough matchup,” Avery Johnson said today. “A New Orleans team that only scores 60 points or something like that on them last night and the Spurs didn’t score many on them. They’re playing some terrific defense.

“The last two times we’ve been in Utah we’ve gotten off to slow starts, then we ended up coming back. We have to get off to a better start. We have to be ready to play physical basketball once we hit the gym. We have to be in the position where we’re proactive. We can’t be on our heels against this team.”

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