The Stat Line of the Night — Paul Millsap — 11/9/10
When you travel to South Beach to play the new NBA superteam, you expect to go against one of the best teams, if not the best, in the entire league. The Utah Jazz faced the Miami Heat and the Heat gave them everything they had. Dwyane Wade had 39 points, LeBron notched a triple-double, and Miami even had a 22 point lead. None of that mattered to the Utah Jazz and Paul Millsap, who defeated the Heat 116-114 in an overtime thriller.
The star of the game was by far Millsap. He blew up for 46 points on the night. Not only that, but 11 of those points came in the final 28 seconds of regulation with the Jazz down by 8 to send the game to overtime. Millsap was 19-28 on the night shooting, hitting all 3 of the 3-point attempts he took. He also had 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, and 1 block to go with all those points. He only turned the ball over once and also had help from his point guard Deron Williams in the form of 21 points and 14 assists.
The Jazz are fighting an uphill battle in the Western Conference, especially after losing Boozer in the offseason. It appears as though, at least for now, the Jazz’s current “Stat Line of the Night” winner Paul Millsap may be able to fill that void.