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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz rebound with win over the 76ers

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SUMMARY:  The Jazz rebound from a weekend of no rebounding to rebound with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers

  • This one is about getting better and improving a weakness. The Jazz had a tough defensive rebounding weekend in Sacramento and Los Angeles and tonight they played the #1 offensive and #1 defensive rebounding team in the NBA. The Jazz won the rebounding battle.  The Jazz grabbed 84% of the defensive rebounding tonight.

 

  • The Jazz defense was again very good tonight. Harris finished 4 of 11, Al Horford was 3 of 14 and Joel Embiid was 5 of 16.  The Sixers got to the free throw line 34 times and made 30 so the overall defensive rating was not elite but it was a 104, 6 below the league average and the Sixers came in as the 14th ranked offense

 

  • Ben Simmons got hit on the shoulder when he ran into Royce O’Neale in the first half and didn’t return. He played just 10 minutes

 

  • Donovan Mitchell opened the night hitting on 5 of 6 mid range jump shots as Embiid dropped all the way to the rim and that got the Jazz offense going.

 

  • Late in the game the Jazz held off the Sixers rally and made the plays offensively with multiple options on the offensive side of the ball. The Jazz were running a peal action with Bojan Bodganovic coming up to pick or run off Donovan’s man and the defense had to decide if they were going to switch or stay with their man.  On one of the biggest plays they got confused and Donovan flared it to Bojan who nailed the three.   Donovan rose his hands before the shot went in.  It was 103-101 when Bojan nailed this three to give the Jazz are 5 point lead with 1:39 left

 

  • The Sixers are exclusively a catch and shoot three point team and the Jazz made it tough to get those looks tonight

 

  • The Sixers are the 2nd best team in the NBA at denying the three and the Jazz took just 22 of their 89 shots as threes tonight

 

  • Raul Neto played 30 minutes for the Sixers tonight and was good. He finished 5 of 11 with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 4 turnovers.

 

  • Mike Conley finished a +19

 

  • The O Lineup (Conley, Donovan, Bojan, Joe and Gobert) was +1 tonight closing both the 2nd and 4th quarter

 

  • Bojan had 5 assists. He did that 4 times all of last year

 

  • Tony Bradley had 8 points and 3 offensive rebounds and had to deal with Al Horford and Joel Embiid

 

  • At the end of the first half the Jazz had 11 fouls on them and the Sixers had 5 and somehow by the end of the night the foul calls were even.

 

  • Jazz had 14 offensive rebounds and 29% offensive rebounding rate. This is really important to this team’s success

 

  • Solid win. Bucks on Friday

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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