Al Jefferson: “We’ve got to wake up’
The Jazz aren’t executing for 48 minutes. They’re not playing with passion for four quarters. And for every inspiring all-in blitz that serves as a reminder Utah’s still the same surprising team that won nine of 11 from Jan. 2-21, there are mental and physical lapses that remind players such as Jefferson, Harris and Bell much work remains to be done.
Another problem: there’s little time do it
The unproven Jazz entered their two-month road test saying they must stick together, stand strong and persevere. Three games and three losses in, Utah’s leaders are already looking in the mirror.
“We’ve got to wake up, man. We’ve got to start doing it,” (Al) Jefferson said. “Because we’re going to find ourselves on the outside looking in.”