THE FACTS: The Utah Jazz had to find a way to make up for the absence of Al Jefferson, their leading scorer and rebounder, on Friday night. They did it by playing their most complete game of the season, as the Jazz (11-10) had eightShow More Summary
Center Al Jefferson and reserve power forward Derrick Favors have been ruled out of Utah's game against Toronto on Friday night because of injuries.
The Utah Jazz entered last night’s game looking to snap out of their three-game losing streak against the suddenly streaking Orlando Magic. In order to do so, they would need a big game from Big Al, and that is exactly what they got. Al Jefferson had what was easily his best game of the 2012-13 NBA season [...]
THE FACTS: Carrying the Utah Jazz may have been too taxing for center Al Jefferson on Wednesday night.
After pulling a no-show in the first half, the Utah Jazz’s defense arrived in time to help them stay perfect at home. Backup power forward Derrick Favors hit three clutch free throws down the stretch, and center Al Jefferson scored 28 points as the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 Monday night at [...]
The battle for New York officially began Monday night and Deron Williams ensured it was the Brooklyn Nets who struck first. On a night when Al Jefferson willed the Utah Jazz to victory over the Denver Nuggets and Greivis Vasquez did the same for the New Orleans Hornets against the Los Angeles Clippers, there was Williams. Show More Summary
Starting Derrick Favors, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson is an experiment for the Utah Jazz. Results are not promising, but it is early in the season.
The Utah Jazz entered the 2012-13 NBA season with a big problem on their hands. Literally. The team had formulated an intimidating frontcourt so full of talented players (Derrick Favors, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Enes Kanter) that conventional wisdom said one (or more) of them had to be moved. Show More Summary
THE FACTS: Al Jefferson scored 17 of his 21 points in the third quarter to lead the Utah Jazz over the winless Washington Wizards 83-76 on Saturday night.
Though the Boston Celtics have been looking good on defense, they could use some help in the frontcourt. Kevin Garnett is getting a bit old to handle all of the duties at center, plus he is more of a natural power forward anyway. Power...Show More Summary
As a 20 year old coming out of Prentiss, Mississippi, Al Jefferson was a talented prospect. As it turned out, his abilities did not earn him a lottery selection, but it did grab the attention of one Danny Ainge. The Celtics decided to draft Jefferson with the 15th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft. [...]
BOSTON -- Al Jefferson is having a shooting contest with the rest of the Utah big men after the morning walkthrough, which is unusual because Jefferson isn't the kind of guy you think about when you think about big men and shooting.Show More Summary
Jeff Green made a very good dunk over Al Jefferson in Boston's win over Utah last night. We'll see more spectacular dunks this year, but none will be as rich and layered as this one. Dunk here, analysis below: 1. The improbability of the dunk itself. Show More Summary
How awesome is it that both names combined make “Al Green”? No? Ok, moving forward. Another night, another NBA poster worth nothing. This time, it’s Jeff Green dunking on the [...] The post Jeff Green Gets Up Close & Personal With Al Jefferson On A Vicious Dunk appeared first on The Smoking Section.
BOSTON -- On the Darryl Dawkins dunk meter, Jeff Green's fourth quarter slam over Al Jefferson on Wednesday night was somewhere between a right-handed-spine-chiller-supreme and a turbo sexophonic delight. Green caught the ball in the...Show More Summary
Jazz center Al Jefferson is posterized by Green, back in the NBA after an aortic aneurysm.