Tuesday, August 6 2013, 12:34 PM MDT
Jazz Bounce Back With 104-99 Win Over Hornets
(KUTV) A trio of Jazz big men were very happy Wednesday night as they carried the team to a 104-99 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors combined to score 62 of the team's 104 points in the win. After the game Jazz coach Ty Corbin was asked how much pressure he felt after the Jazz's 45-point beat-down Monday night against the Rockets.
"The pressure was to perform better," Corbin said. "It's embarrassing to lose on your home floor, but to lose the way we did other night--that's the pressure. You want to get that out of [your] system as soon as you can."
Corbin continued on saying that's the pressure he likes to put on himself and the team. "That's our pressure, the pressure I put on myself, our team [we] put it on our self and that's what the anxiety early in the game was."
The Jazz still had trouble on the defensive end, especially in the first quarter. However, when Derrick Favors came on, the EnergySolutions crowd rose to their feet thanks to a series of jams put on by the second-year pro.
The Jazz improve to 25-21 overall.Paul Millsap had a team high 25 points, Jefferson added 22 points. But "Big Al" had the quote of the night when a reporter asked him how badly the team needed this win.
"I don't even remember the other night," Jefferson kidded. "Don't know what you're talking about. I was watching Monday Night Raw."
The Jazz host the Blazers Friday night as Weber State product Damian Lillard comes back to town.
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