They didn’t fall apart Sunday as they have in other road defeats this season, notably in Indianapolis and Denver. Instead, they battled, which led to Corbin call his team “proud guys” and commend their character.
“They’re going to continue to work, even though we struggle, we’re going to work our way through it,” he said.
On Sunday, that manifested itself in the form of a comeback from a 12-point third-quarter deficit. The Jazz took a 76-75 lead with 2:05 remaining when a layup by Jefferson capped a 17-4 run.
“We were getting stops defensively,” said Gordon Hayward, who scored 16 points off the bench. “Seems like I’ve said that a lot. That’s kind of where it all starts for us, we got a couple of easy buckets in transition, we got Al rolling a little bit. That’s kind of how we went on a run.”
It was a stark contrast to the second quarter, when the Jazz made just 26.9 percent of their shots and the Clippers made 11 of 16 attempts.
The question the Jazz must answer is how to capture that energy and efficiency and make it the rule, rather than the exception.
“We’re definitely capable of making runs where we can win seven out of nine,” Hayward said. “I think we still believe in each other.”« Previous Page