This defensive improvement is what happens when players buy what they're coach is selling -- from Exum to Millsap to The Stifle Tower.
Snyder was livid with Joe Ingles after that ill-fated fast break, quickly yanked him for Elijah Millsap.
Quin Snyder: Elijah Millsap made two great passes in transition last night.
Hawks starting Schroder, Korver, Bazemore, Millsap and Brand. They will be resting Teague, Carroll, Antic and Horford.
So Hawks to start . . . (drum roll) Schroder, Korver, Bazemore, Millsap and Brand.
Elijah Millsap in the last two games has been a revelation
First quarter in the books. An update on the status of Paul Millsap: http://t.co/QJU43ez2yK
Elijah Millsap: "Our coaches had energy, our fans had energy. This one's just on us."
Jordan Clarkson hasn't scored since Snyder switched Elijah Millsap on to him
End of 3: Jazz 78, Lakers 69. Game was tied late Q3, but Elijah Millsap scores eight straight & Rodney Hood drains a triple at the buzzer.
Millsap has 15 points....Hood has 11....they've been monstrous off the bench
A 7-0 run, capped by a steal + assist from Gobert (13 points, 8 boards, 3 blocks) and transition layup from Millsap, puts the Jazz up 75-67.
Millsap for three....He's been big off the bench
Jordan Clarkson having a great night. Jazz have switched Elijah Millsap, their best on-ball defender in the game, onto him.
Elijah Millsap keeps trying to dunk on Carlos Boozer....Does he have beef with him??? lol
Elijah Millsap now guarding Clarkson...
Elijah Millsap has 36 rebounds and 10 assists, 10 steals in the last 5 games while being a huge force defensively.
Quin Snyder on Elijah Millsap D "He is doing different things. He can guard pick and roll, he is strong in post and he is good off the ball"
Utah's two oldest players are Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap. Both are 27. Both are rookies.
Over last 20 games Jazz defensive rating with Elijah Millsap on the floor is 96.8, next closest Dante Exum at 101.5, then Favors 102.3
In the 20 games Elijah Millsap has been with the Jazz the defensive rating when he is on the floor is 96.8 and when he is off is 106.7
HT: Bucks 48, Hawks 35. Bayless with 13 for Milwaukee; Millsap has 12 for Atlanta.
Millsap just pulled down Hawks 10th offensive board and was fouled.
Paul Millsap just air balled a free throw. Paul Millsap is a 76% FT shooter.
When asked if Hawks should make a trade, forward Paul Millsap responded with this: "43-11."
Contrast that to Atlanta Hawks shooting off passes from bigs On Horford passes: 52.9% On Antic passes: 48.6% On Millsap passes: 46.6%
2015 free agents I'd give a max deal to: LeBron, Gasol, LMA, Love, Kawhi, Butler, Dragic, Jordan, Monroe, Millsap, Draymond. Maybe more.