Deron Williams and Company: The Utah Jazz Are For Real, Folks

November 30th, 2010 by Ethan S Leave a reply »
When the 2010-2011 NBA Season began, the Utah Jazz seemed to be forgotten about as contenders in the league.

Most people talked about the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs as the likely top teams in the league.

After Utah lost its first two games against the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns, more people wrote off the Jazz. That was just an indication that the team would not be as good this year with the essential swap of Al Jefferson for Carlos Boozer.

Since those first two losses, the team has a 14-3 record, second only to the Spurs during that span.

Even more impressive is the fact that Utah has come back from double digit deficits six times so far in this young season:

Los Angeles Clippers – 18 points

Miami Heat – 22 points

Orlando Magic – 18 points

Atlanta Hawks – 11 points

Charlotte Bobcats – 16 points

Los Angeles Lakers – 19 points

Many of these games have been on the road, which is even more remarkable. The lesson from these victories is th ...

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