Utah @ Boston
7:30 PM EST
Boston: 101.2 points/100 possessions (13th)
Jazz: 101.4 points/100 possessions (12th)
Boston: 101.0 points allowed/100 possessions (19th)
Jazz: 99.9 points allowed/100 possessions (18th)
Probable Utah Starters: Mo Williams (PG), Gordon Hayward (SG), Marvin Williams (SF), Paul Millsap (PF), Al Jefferson (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: Salt City Hoops
Thumbnail: During the offseason, newly acquired Jazz guard Mo Williams tweeted out a picture of himself laying on Al Jefferson’s custom-made BIG bed. This obviously started a bonanza of RTs that had their fair share of funny captions. I, for one, fail to see the big deal. Al Jefferson is a BIG man and he has a BIG bed. Makes sense to me.
Speaking of Al Jefferson, did you know he used to play for the Celtics? And he was the center piece in the deal for Kevin Garnett? Oh, you did? Cool.
But seriously, the reason we talk about this storyline year-in and year-out is because they love to go at each other. After an on-court altercation last season at the Garden, a visibly annoyed Jefferson describes KG’s antics as, “just him being him.” Watch it here.
Whether they like it or not, Jefferson and Garnett will be forever linked and the more on-court battles they have the more we’ll keep bringing it up.
Along with the battle between Jefferson and Garnett, here’s a short list of what was discussed in the media room prior to the game:
- Last season, the Jazz played a quadruple overtime game just prior to playing the Celtics. This is relevant given that the Jazz’s last game went to triple overtime. They lost the overtime game last season and then lost the battle in Boston. They won their overtime game the other night. This year’s game in Boston….?
- Is Paul Millsap a “great” player?
- Did you know that Mo Williams is the Jazz leading scorer this season at 16.9 PPG? The Jazz are just ahead of Boston in both offensive and defensive efficiency. Hmmmm…
Here’s Doc Rivers’ pregame media Q&A:
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