Jerry Sloane enjoyed his 1000th career win as the Jazz pummelled the Blunder Friday night, 104-97. The Blunder started off fast en route to a 29-point half-time deficit as they pushed their record under Clay Bennett's leadership to 1-4 while the Jazz improved to 5-0. Soon to be ex-Blunder Kevin Durant led the Blunder, as always, with 24 points. Chris Willcox led the Blunder lowlights with 2 points on 1-7shooting in 23 minutes as the Blunder missed their last 13 shots of the first quarter.
Carlos Boozer led four Utah players in double figures with 21 points. Andrei Kirilinko added 12 boards.
It was Utah coach Jerry Sloane's 1000th victory with the team. Sloane, a future hall of famer, took over for Frank Layden nearly 20 years ago and accomplished a feat (1,000 wins with one team) never before seen in sports, and not likely to be witnessed by a Blunder team except from the sidelines. Congratulations, Jerry. I am sure you'll have many more wins...especially against the Blunder.
OOOPS! Another OKCBlunder! From an article last week prior to 'opening night'. Oklahoma City officials did some scrambling to prepare the Ford Center's new NBA floor. The newly-purchased floor contained the wrong 3-point line and crews worked all night long making the corrections and getting it ready.
Tom Anderson, the Special Projects Manager at City Hall explained; "..It was set up at the Ford Center Monday and when we did the measurements we discovered the manufacturer had painted the 3-point line to collegiate standards rather than to NBA standards," he said. "The manufacturer had a team on standby ready to sand down the collegiate 3-point line and repaint the floors so the NBA 3-point line would be correct..."
While I do not support witchcraft, I do support comedy and this is too funny; http://cursethethunder.com/
Next Loss: Sunday vs Atlanta