Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/24/12
ORLANDO -- After getting hammered the night before in Miami and falling behind by 16 points in Orlando on Sunday night, the Utah Jazz could have packed it in early and headed home for the holidays. Instead, the Jazz just kept on plugging, scratching out a hard-fought, 97-93 victory over the Magic to close their Eastern swing with a win that proved how resilient they really are. After back-to-back losses at Indiana and Miami, they prevailed in Orlando thanks to toughness. "It would have been easy, when we were down, to just say, 'The heck with it,' and went home to regroup," Utah power forward Paul Millsap said. "But that's not how we work. We just kept working to get the job done." Millsap scored 18 points to lead the Jazz (15-14) to a hard-fought victory that gave them a split on a four-game trip. Reserve Gordon Hayward had 17 points, while Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors each had 12 for the Jazz. "We didn't stop when we were down. We just kept playing hard," Jefferson said...
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