Yep, that’s right. The Utah Jazz clinched a spot in the playoffs last Tuesday April 24, 2012. The Jazz won the game against the Phoenix Suns with the final score at 100-88.
Jazz fans are extremely excited about this. They weren’t sure if the Jazz were going to make it to the playoffs this year. But nevertheless, they made it. The Jazz has been one of those teams that have just fallen apart in the past few seasons. Granted, they were never really “the best” team, but they used to be pretty decent when they had Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Matt Harpring, and were coached by Jerry Sloan. They just haven’t really been great competitors since then. Maybe we’ll see a change here in the playoffs, but don’t get your hopes too high.
So now people are wondering what to think about who they will be going up against in the first round of the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs. As I’m sure most of you know, the Spurs are only the best team in the Western Conference! How are the Utah Jazz, a mediocre team at best who barely made the playoffs, going to hold up against the San Antonio Spurs, the best team in the Western Conference? The odds certainly don’t look good.
Do I think they can beat the Spurs? No, I don’t think they can. Would I like to see them win? Sure, I’m all for cheering for my home-team just as much as the next guy. But a team needs to perform well in order to deserve my support; and so far, the Jazz haven’t done that.
They’ve had one heck of a season, I’ll give them that. Their last game against the Portland Trailblazers was pretty physical, and Portland almost won it in the end but the Jazz held them off. One hilarious moment this season happened earlier this month in the Mavericks vs. Jazz game when Gordon Hayward got a “Wet Willie”! Check it out if you haven’t seen it already:
Let me know what you think of the Jazz being in the playoffs. Do you think they can beat the Spurs?
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