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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz handle the Thunder thrust and then blow out Thunder

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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN

SUMMARY:  The Thunder brought the heat to open the game the Jazz handled it and blew the game open and won 113 to 96 now lead the series 3 games to 1.

  • The Thunder came with incredible aggression early in the game.  To their credit they also played with a focus and control that lead them to a 8 point lead.  The Thunder brought it and the Jazz took the hit and handled it and eventually took the game over playing their style and blew the game out.
  • I really don’t think it ever crossed the Thunder’s mind that they could lose this series and the frustration is visible.
  • The thunder stretched their lead to 8 but Joe Ingles had missed 4 open three pointers and the Jazz weren’t making shots. The Jazz finally clicked in and joe Ingles hit three straight threes to give the Jazz a 6 point half time lead.
  • At that point it was really unclear what would happen. The Thunder had thrown everything imaginable at the Jazz. The Jazz had handled it and had a 6 point half time lead.  I opened the 2nd half of the broadcast with Ron and asked is there a chance the Jazz are about to be up 15.  Sure enough that is exactly what happened.  The Jazz blasted them on a 9-0 run.  The Jazz scored on 12 straight possessions from the 2nd quarter to the 3rd
  • Russell Westbrook had 3 assists in the first quarter and none the rest of the game
  • Paul George had 32 and was brilliant shooting but the Thunder big three had 57 FGA and combined for 5 assists.
  • Things that make the Thunder good aren’t happening. They had just 11 fast break points, they had just 9 offensive rebounds.   These are what make the Thunder tick.
  • Their was no shutting down that *(^ as Ricky Rubio had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. His game maybe made for a playoff series as it is clear he is seeing the floor better and better as the series goes on.
  • Donovan is amazing. 33 points. A New Jazz rookie record.  It has only happened 14 times.  His final line was 33 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 0 turnovers.
  • Paul George has been great in the series, but Donovan and Rudy have been the two best players in the series.
  • Joe Ingles got 11 three point attempts.
  • The jazz defensive rating tonight was a 93.5
  • The game had the most technical fouls since 2013 in a Heat v. Bulls game.
  • To me this game was Rucker Park v. Team Basketball. To play at Rucker Park you have to not only be able to ball, but you have to own your terriority, you have to hold your ground.   If a new group thinks they are going to be able to play at Rucker they have to prove their worthiness. The Thunder were trying to own the park.  The Jazz handled that blast showed they had the resiliency and then played gorgeous team basketball with a system and structure the Thunder can’t find a counter too.
  • Game 5 Wednesday in OKC

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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NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz

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NBA Free Agency is day is here for the Utah Jazz. What can we expect to take place? Will the Utah Jazz make a trade? Is this the day Rudy Gobert or Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell gets traded? Do the Jazz have a free agency move to be made? David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA insider take a look at all of these questions and gives you the free agency primer. Is the market drying up on the Utah Jazz? The Clippers and Wizards have already made moves and the Atlanta Hawks have used their draft capital. Rumors continue with Rudy Gobert at the forefront and we take a look at what those deals might be for the Utah Jazz and what would have to be included to make a deal happen. Then a look at the Utah Jazz options at the tax payer mid level contractsand what the Jazz current roster looks like and what could take place. Locked On Jazz Podcast 💻 https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ 🎧 LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY 🎧 Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq 🎧 Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX 🎧Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB 🎧 Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz

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New Utah Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy: What formed him, what influences, style of play and staff

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Reports have the Utah Jazz hiring Will Hardy as their new head coach. The 34 year old assistant to the Boston Celtics and formerly of the San Antionio Spurs is on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz believe in Hardy giving him a reportidly 5 year deal. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, breaks down the influences that formed Will Hardy from his unique college experience at Williams College to his journey to the Spurs bench and all the coaches that have touched him along the way. One thing has been universally true about Will Hardy, everyone knew he was on the path to great things and leading people. The quotes about him from his high school coach to his college coach to Gregg Popovich all tell the same story. Locke also digs into what he believes the style of play will be and what will happen with his coaching staff.

 

0:00: Open

3:00: What is Will Hardy’s journey

5:00: The influence of Williams College

8:00: Curt Tong, the life changer

12:00: Quotes from his coaches

15:00: 6 to 60 it didn’t matter

24:00: Style of play

28:00: Will Alex Jensen stay with the Utah Jazz

31:00: Coaching circles

 

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Utah Jazz free agency decision making tree, the case for Johnnie Bryant and NBA Menus

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The NBA Free agency is looking and the Utah Jazz decison making tree is becoming more and more clear. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes you through the steps the Utah Jazz front office is going through to determine what they do in the off-season. the real question is there a good solution and a correct route for the Utah Jazz and do they dictate that ability. Yesterday we looked at the case for the Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen as the Utah Jazz head coach. Today we do the same with New York Knicks and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant. The case for Bryant is very similar to numerous other coaches in the search. Then it is time to go shopping and look at the menus of NBA rosters. Locked On Jazz Podcast https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz

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