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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Energized Memphis outplays Utah Jazz

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SUMMARY: The Utah Jazz got out played by the Memphis Grizzlies and lose in Memphis 114-104

• The Jazz lead in this game 9-8 and that was it. Memphis controlled the whole game on both ends of the floor and the Jazz never threatened to take over the game. The Jazz had the game down to 4 at one point late in the 3rd but Memphis went on a run to make it a double digit game early in the 4th.

• Memphis played with a ton of energy and commitment to what they were doing. Defensively, they were locked in on the Jazz ball handlers and ride them in a manner where the Jazz ball handlers couldn’t get the defender into the screen by Gobert or Favors and so no pick and roll action would work

• The Jazz took their first 11 shots from three. In this span the Jazz may have only had the ball in the paint on one occasion.

• The Jazz only took 8 shots at the rim in the first half of the game.

• The Grizzlies were blowing up the picks and then not allowing the roll man to get to the basket freely so as the game went on the Jazz were able to kick out to open three point shooters. In addition, the Jazz changed how they were playing offensively because of their inability to get in a pick and roll game and went with more off ball screens to create the advantage.

• The Memphis defense wasn’t a big surprise they are the #2 defensive since the trade deadline

• The surprise was the Jazz inability to stop Memphis. Memphis is 30th in the league offensively and 29th in the league offensively since the trade deadline. They finished the night with an offensive rating near 120. This is one of the worst defensive performances the Jazz have had. Jonas Valenciunas dominated inside with his post game. Mike Conley and Ivan Rabb had a pick and roll game that riddled the Jazz and in the 4th quarter Mike Conley calmed everything down and took over.

• Mike Conley had 28 points and 11 assists. Jonas had 27 points and 7 rebounds.

• The Jazz Wasatch front that has been so dominant got outdone tonight by Jonas, Joaquim Noah and Ivan Rabb.

• Donovan finished with 38 points. 19 of the 38 were in the 4th quarter

• Kyle Korver played 30 minutes again. It is a bit unnerving that this team needs a 37 year old Kyle Korver for 30 plus minutes a night.

• Jazz were 1 of 10 on mid range shots and 16 of 24 at the rim.

• Memphis has won 3 of 4 with wins over Portland and Utah.

• For the first time in a while it might be worth a peak over our shoulder as Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs aren’t far behind. Not great from a standings point of view to lose the season series to Memphis.

David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.

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LOCKED ON JAZZ – Donovan plays in Australia, Season projections and Craig Bolerjack on the Western Conference

David Locke

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It’s the final day with the voice of the Utah Jazz Craig Bolerjack on the Summer Interview Series.

First, Locke talks about the performance from Donovan Mitchell in Australia and then looks at the projection systems of ESPN and Five Thiry Eight for the upcoming season

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Utah Jazz

LOCKED ON JAZZ – Joe Ingles storytelling, note on Mike Conley to get you excited and Craig Bolerjack summer interview series

David Locke

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David Locke the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider sits down with Craig Bolerjack on the summer interview series.

First, Locke shares the latest on Epke Udoh, Joe Ingles is doing some storytelling and Mike Conley nails open looks at a stunningly high level

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Utah Jazz

LOCKED ON JAZZ – Donovan Mitchell getting love and Craig Bolerjack Summer Interview Series

David Locke

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David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider shares what others are saying about Donovan Mitchell. Locke worked on two research projects over the weekend and neither came to fruition.

Then the Summer Interview series continues as Locke is joined by Utah Jazz voice Craig Bolerjack. Locke and Bolerjack talk about the excitement of the season, the additions and how the Jazz will look in Part 1 of their interview.

Topics Include

  1.  How often have the Utah Jazz had this good a chance in the West
  2.  Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell backcourt
  3.  Will Joe Ingles come off the bench
  4. Donovan Mitchell year 3
  5. Late shot clock play of Donovan and Conley

 

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