With the Utah Jazz going into Game 4 already down 3-0 in their series with the San Antonio Spurs, there doesn’t seem to be any hope of salvaging this series. No team has won a series after losing the first three games and the Jazz aren’t in any danger of changing that statistic.
Utah hasn’t even been able to keep the score close. All three losses have been by 10 points or more but the biggest mistake made by head coach Tyrone Corbin was letting point guard Devin Harris play passively during the first two games of the series.
Corbin charged Harris to be more aggressive in Game 3 and he did. Harris was amazing scoring 21 points while adding five assists on the night. Sadly none of his teammates stepped up to give him any help.
The Jazz still didn’t do much defensively allowing the Spurs to shoot 49% from the field. Tony Parker had his most turnovers of the series but still lit the Jazz up for 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting.
While the Jazz are pretty much done for the series, they may have found the formula to at least steal a game and avoid being swept if they can get another big performance out of Harris in Game 4. They must give Harris help on the defensive side of the ball though because he can’t handle Parker on his own.
Parker is the one that makes the Spurs offense go so if the Jazz can crowd him and still guard the paint against easy scores then they may have a chance to give their deserving fans a win on their own floor. Now if only that were as easy to do as it sounds.
Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He is also a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He can be contacted at RHall_TPFB@Yahoo.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.
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