Millsap described Dallas as having confidence and swagger from the beginning, and he believes the Jazz need to come out with a similar giddy-up in their gallop.
"I think we have to force ourselves to have it in the first quarter," Millsap said. "We know what type of talent we have, what we can do. We've just got to do it from jump — from jump to finish."
Added Williams: "We have to be the aggressor and we're not to start the ballgames. We let teams attack us and we kind of retreat and (then) we finally get it going, but sometimes it's a little too late."
Tonight will mark a new beginning for the 17-8 Jazz, Millsap said firmly while talking about the rematch with 8-15 Golden State — a team that beat Utah 85-78 in Oakland on Nov. 5.
The Jazz are no longer interested in being the tortoise. They want to take a turn being the hare.
"I guarantee," the power forward said, "when we come out we're going to be more aggressive in that first quarter. ... We will be more aggressive."
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