Paul Millsap went through his usual list of things that he felt cost the Jazz. The first one, though, caught the ears of nearby Al Jefferson.
"We did miss some layups," Jefferson said to no one in particular. "Gosh."
In the minds of the Jazz, their 105-99 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers had more to do with failing to do the little things than it did with missing their little guys.
The Jazz's backcourt has been halved by injuries in recent weeks, and in their second game in two nights against the Trail Blazers, the Jazz were without Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward and Earl Watson.
Tyrone Corbin called the Jazz "outmanned," but his team still managed to build a 10-point lead when Randy Foye made his fifth of a season-high-tying six 3-pointers with 6:05 remaining in the third quarter.
But that teardrop 3-pointer may as well have flicked an off switch on its descent into the basket.
"They just outplayed us in the third quarter basically," Jamaal Tinsley said.
Utah Jazz fall to Portland Trail Blazers
Salt Lake Tribune | Feb 3