It got totally out of hand at the start of the fourth.
The Jazz missed their first five shots, and the Hawks put the game out of reach with a 10-0 spurt that included a three-point play from rookie John Collins and Bazemore’s jumper beyond the arc.
Atlanta led by as many as 26 in the final period .
Bazemore and Marco Belinelli had 11 points apiece for Atlanta, which knocked down 12 of 26 from 3-point range . The Jazz, on the other hand, made only 4 of 15 outside the stripe.
Indianapolis won just two games and ended up with the pick that became Andrew Luck, and while losing a Hall of Fame quarterback won’t do anyone any good, the feeling was out there that the Colts specifically chose that Manning-less time to start charting their future path by winning as few games as possible.
It’s gotten to the point where teams aren’t even waiting for the season to start before they decide to tank. The Jets aren’t even waiting until training camp. This week, they got rid of veterans David Harris and Eric Decker after already purging Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick Mangold, Nick Folk, Breno Giacomini, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall from the roster earlier this year. Bryce Petty, Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg are the three quarterbacks on their roster. It’s going to be a grim season.
Elliott has three days from receipt of the letter to file an appeal, and assuming he does so, he will have a hearing within 10 days of his filing. If his ban is not overturned, he will have to sit out the Cowboys’ first six games and will not be able to practice with the team or use its facilities until the suspension ends.