SALT LAKE CITY -- It didn't take long for Darren Collison to sum up what happened to the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Wednesday's 113-94 loss to the Utah Jazz.
"I think they posed their will on us,'' said Collison, who contributed 17 points and seven assists. "We came out a little stagnant (in the third period) and we didn't necessarily have the same ball movement that we did in the first half.
"We should have gotten the ball moving the first five minutes and then be on attack. I think we were a little bit too stagnant, and then in the end we didn't get a lot of good shot attempts, had a few turnovers and they got out in transition, which they are good at.''
The Jazz outscored the Mavs, 37-13, in the game-turning third period. In that quarter the Jazz were 14-of-30 from the field with 19 rebounds and just one turnover, while the Mavs were just 5-of-22 from the floor with six turnovers and 11 rebounds.
"When we come into the third quarter we have to push the tempo up, keep pushing and pushing our will on them,'' Collison said. "We kind of let it get away from us.''
-- Dwain Price
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