After a frenetic last few seconds of the first half, in which both teams turned it over and the Jazz failed to get off a shot before the buzzer, Belinelli hurled one up from a 3-point line at his own end of the court — about a 65-footer.
Jazz: Missed their first 10 shots but bounced back to lead 20-19 by the end of the opening period. … Former Hawks star Joe Johnson had four points in 16 minutes. The 36-year-old Johnson played for the Hawks from 2005-12, making the All-Star game in six of seven seasons. Utah is the third team he’s played for since being traded by Atlanta. … Rudy Gobert had 10 rebounds.
Pop told me, Parker said before the game. He told me he thought it was time, and I was like, ‘No problem.’ Just like Manu (Ginobili), just like Pau (Gasol), you know that day is going to come. If Pop sees something that is good for the team, I will try to do my best. I will support Pop’s decision.
Most of the Spurs’ woes have been on the offensive end, as San Antonio is 28th (out of 30 teams) in scoring (100.6 ppg) and 18th in field goal percentage.
Authentic Youth Joel Bitonio Jersey We’re holding people to under 100 points per night, and on defense I’m impressed with our effort, Popovich said. It’s hard to do that night after night, especially when you’re not making shots, but in the end it’s a combination of playing good ‘D’ with that effort and the ball’s also gotta go in the hole.
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Caruso is on a two-way contract that allows him only 45 days with the Lakers, and he’s keeping track of his time in the Notes app on his phone. He has already formed an impressive tandem with Clarkson, his former opponent in college when Caruso was at Texas A&M and Clarkson was at Missouri.
I’m getting better each game, but I’m just getting acclimated to (the NBA), said Caruso, who has played 15 games in the big show.
While Caruso feels his strengths are on defense, his ball-handling acumen allows Clarkson to be more aggressive in looking for his shot. The duo also is friends off the court.
He’s from Texas, I’m from Texas, you know what Womens Lawrence Guy Jersey I’m saying? asked Clarkson, who grew up in San Antonio.