Originally Posted by senelcoolidge
I have to kind of agree that, that 60 pt game was superficial...more like an exhibition game. After awhile the Jazz weren't even trying to defend even if their starters were still playing. When the Jazz were trying at the beginning Kobe wasn't doing that good. This game and the all star game have to leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Well, if you can point to any of the 4th qtr jumpshots as not being contested you win a set of steak knives.
I know it makes you feel like a purist to say that the Jazz "allowed" 60 points on them, but I'm sorry. This was perfectly adequate regular season defense.
And even beyond that...try look at this game in two half's.
The first 3 qtrs was a fairly inefficient exhibition performance in what looked like a potential blowout loss.
The 4th was pure greatness. No asterisk. Period.
It's not really up for debate.