Should I (Ben) be concerned that the Jazz lost 113-96 to the Rockets tonight? At home?
These are the same Rockets no one picked to make the playoffs this year.
Jazz fans booed after Houston went on a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter. Seven Rockets scored in double figures, including someone named Chase Budinger. He had 17.
Carlos Boozer, meanwhile, had 7 points on 1-of-6 shooting. So, to recap:
- CARLOS BOOZER – $12.3 MIL SALARY – 34 MINUTES – 1-for-6 FG – 4 TO – 7 PTS
- CHASE BUDINGER – $725,000 SALARY – 22 MINUTES – 7-for-11 FG – 2 TO – 17 PTS
Here’s another fun stat that will make Jazz fans want to light themselves on fire¹:
Shane Battier’s plus/minus was +36. Mehmet Okur’s, on the other hand, was -26.
Also, Paul Millsap — the guy Utah threw $32 million at this summer — had 2 points in 22 minutes. And he fouled out.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this.