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The Utah Jazz didn't just work overtime to earn their first road win of the season. They worked three of them.
Paul Millsap scored seven of his 34 points in the third overtime, Al Jefferson had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and the Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors 140-133 Monday night.
''I can't say enough about how our team hung in there,'' Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. ''We kept fighting, we understood the importance of trying to get off the schneid and get a road win. It took us long enough tonight but we finally got it going.''
Utah rallied after trailing by 11 with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, and no basket was bigger than Jefferson's 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation, a shot that bounced around the rim before falling through.
''I knew we needed a 3,'' Jefferson said. ''I just set my feet a let it go. The ball wanted to tease me for a while but it finally dropped. I knew then that if I h...
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Al Jefferson has been extremely productive in the NBA, and extremely under appreciated. He was a major part of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, and has blossomed into a very good player since.
He’s the definition of a double-double. Between Minnesota and Utah, he has averaged around 20 points and 10 rebounds per game over the past few seasons. Unfortunately for him...
TORONTO -- The second 3-pointer of Al Jefferson's NBA career bounced tantalizingly before dropping through the rim. It was the start of something big for the Utah Jazz. Jefferson was 1-for-25 from beyond the arc in his nine-year career when he made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Monday to tie the game against the Toronto Raptors at 104-104, forcing overtime...
Jeff Green destroyed Al Jefferson with a monstrous, soul-crushing dunk on Wednesday night in Boston.
The Boston Celtics forward took a pass in the corner and drove to the hole where he elevated from the middle of the paint and just slammed one down on the Jazz big man. Green then stared down Jefferson for good measure, receiving a technical foul for taunting.
Not only did his teammates...
Jeff Green is back this season after missing all of last year with a heart condition. This wasn't a bad way to get his name back out there. Green had a huge slam dunk over Al Jefferson in the fourth quarter of the Celtics win over the Jazz tonight that turned a few eyes. Check out the dunk below and hopefully Mr. Green will have more to come.
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Halfway through the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics game, Jeff Green of the Celtics found some superhuman leaping abilities and applied them accordingly. Jeff drove down the lane and dunked over two defenders, but Al Jefferson was the one who ended up on a very life-sized poster. The dunk is an easy early season candidate for dunk of the year.
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The Jazz hold a slight 46-44 lead over the Celtics at the half behind 10 points each from Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap. The Jazz have dominated the paint, but have been held back by mediocre shooting and a lack of dynamic ball movement. Most of the Jazz’ baskets have come on offensive rebounds, post [...]
8 a.m. ET: Back above .500 and quietly winners of four of their last five games, the Celtics return home from their two-game road trip to give the Utah Jazz their only taste of TD Garden cooking this season.
Al Jefferson, who has blossomed into one of the league’s best offensive big men, leads the up-and-down Jazz into Boston. After beginning the season with a win over the Mavericks...
TORONTO -- Al Jefferson tied the game with a rare 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Utah Jazz went on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 140-133 in triple overtime Monday before 18,230 at Air Canada Centre. Jefferson was 1-for-25 on 3-pointers in his career entering the game. Paul Millsap hit a 3-pointer to give Utah a 134-130 lead with 2:15 to play in the final...
The Utah Jazz have some big decisions (pun intended) to make going forward, but the unmatched depth of their frontcourt continues to pay dividends for the time being. In Toronto, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, and Derrick Favors basically made all the plays throughout an exhilarating triple-overtime marathon that saw 277 total points get scored. The madness began when Jefferson knocked...
A four-game road trip for a team yet to win away from home doesn't seem ideal, but the Utah Jazz have reason to believe their jaunt will get started on a positive note.
Utah can avoid dropping to 0-5 as a visitor for the first time in 25 years by winning its seventh consecutive road meeting with the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
The Jazz pulled away for a 94-81 win against...
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It was an unlikely hero in regulation that sent the game to overtime. And into the rabbit hole we went. Al Jefferson hit a 3-pointer that hit just about every part of the rim before falling in that sparked a triple overtime battle between the Raptors...
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Referees: Mike Callahan, Eric Dalen and Brian Forte
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At Home: 1-2
On Road: 1-4
Streak: Won 2
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (19.3 ppg)
Buckets: Mo Williams (16.9 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (8.1 rpg)
Boards: Al Jefferson...
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The Boston Celtics (5-3) squeeze out a 98-93 victory at home against the Utah Jazz (4-5) on Wednesday night.
Once again, Paul Pierce keeps his consistency moving with 23 points, two rebounds, and two assists. On the flip side, Paul Millsap posted 20 points and 12 rebounds in the defeat.
Here are some key points that made the Celtics receive their third consecutive victory...