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Utah didn't play terribly, though they were far from amazing. They played just good enough to stay close throughout the game, but never threatened to pull it close or take a lead.
Simply put, the Jazz played a mediocre game 1.
That type of basketball won't win games for them in the playoffs. Especially against a team like the San Antonio Spurs.
Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, and Gordon Hayward all posted decent games. Hayward alone, got himself to the free throw line many times and shot 12-12. Millsap and Jefferson each were able to pull down 9 rebounds while putting up 20 and 16 points each.
The main weakness offensively for the Jazz came from one single player.
Devin Harris simply did not show up for the Jazz when they needed him most. He was only able to make 3 out of 9 shots and ended up with seven points total.
Additionally, he committed 5 costly turnovers for the team.
I'll never understand why Derrick Favors wasn't starting over Josh Howard. Sure, Howard brings some fantastic playoff experience to the roster, but Favors has been tearing it up as of late. He finished with 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots in 24 minutes of action.
Why change what's been working? The lineup of Favors, Millsap, and Jefferson absolutely torched Phoenix and Dallas recently.
As I said before, Utah's offense wasn't great, but it also wasn't terrible. San Antonio just played better.
Utah's Offense: C