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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Mike Conley is alive

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SUMMARY:  The Jazz take advantage of a Kawhi Leonard and Paul George less Los Angeles Clippers and blow out the Clippers in a night where Mountain Mike arrives

  • Mike Conley lives.  An 18 point third quarter by Mike Conley had the crowd buzzing for the rest of the night.  Mike who is usually a very cool customer was incredible animated.  When he hit a big three to force the Clippers to take a timeout out the entire team meet him at half court with excitement.

 

  • Conley went 6 for 8 from the field and 4 for 4 from three in the 3rd quarter and the 18 points were his 2nd largest scoring quarter of his career.

 

  • Conley finished with 29 points of 11 of 17 shooting and 5 of 8 from three. The Jazz have now won games behind the offense of Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley.  That is exactly how the team was constructed.

 

  • The constant so far is the Jazz defense. Tonight the Clippers were very limited so it was not a great test, but nonetheless the Jazz for the 5th straight game held a team below 100 points a possession.  The Jazz did this 46% of the time last year and when a team does this they win 86% of the time.

 

  • Rudy Gobert is completely altering the opponents shot charts. The Jazz forced the Clippers into taking over 50% of their shots as mid range shots in this game.  It is really hard to win when your shot chart is that skewed.

 

  • The Jazz lead by 10 after 1 but were only up when by halftime. Then the Jazz blitzed the Clippers in the 3rd

 

  • The Jazz changed their rotations tonight to let the bench players play longer stints and more collective mintues. It will be interesting to see if this is a new model for the Jazz. They went back to Mike Conley only playing 2 stints a quarter and this allowed Mudiay, Green, Davis, etc to play an extended run and they did very well against the short handed Clippers.

 

  • The Clippers only took 24% of their shots at the rim tonight.

 

  • Joe Ingles was +27 in 31 minutes

 

  • The Jazz went to their offensive lineup of Conley, Mitchell, Ingles, Bogdanovic and Gobert and couldn’t score to close the first half and were on the wrong side of a 14 to 2 run.

 

  • Donovan Mitchell 10 of 17. Only 2 three point shots but he is incredibly efficient right now

 

  • 4-1 start. Interesting next 5 games for the Jazz.  Will Joel Embiid be suspended?  The Warriors without Steph.  Will the Kings come out with all sorts of juice or are they broken?  What are the Clippers with Kawhi like?

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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POSTCAST – Utah Jazz outlast shorthanded Denver Nuggets

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Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 122-110 at Vivint Arena. David Locke and Ron Boone bring you POSTCAST after each game. Tonight; the Jazz outlasted the shorthanded Denver Nuggets who were without Nikola Jokic after he left the game with 1:52 left in the 2nd quarter after banging knees with Rudy Gobert.

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Previewing Utah Jazz v. Denver Nuggets and Crossover with Adam Mares plus road to 55 wins

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Utah Jazz match up with the Denver Nuggets tonight in an NBA Northwest Division battle. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert renew the rivalry against Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr.

David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz, Now live each morning on You Tube

Locke will break down the Nuggets loss last night v. the Cleveland Cavaliers and where they are heading in the early part of the season. Plus, the keys to the match-up tonight v. the Jazz in Utah.

Then Locke looks at what it will take for the Utah Jazz to win 55 games in the Western Conference this season. The Road to 55 and what has to happen for the Jazz.

In the final segment, Locke is joined by Adam Mares of Locked On Nuggets to breakdown where each team stands and look ahead to the Tuesday night tilt.

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Strong win in Sacramento, defense carried and running late, Whiteside minutes

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David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz,

Now live each morning on You Tube

On Today’s episode Locke discusses a strong win in Sacramento against a feisty Kings team. Those wins are bigger than you think and the Jazz just got a tough one. The Utah Jazz defense was the key early and then they ran late which was a change from how they finished last year at times.

The show will also look at Hassan Whiteside’s minutes and the performance of Trent Forrest in the 2nd half as well as the big guns Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.

Finally, Locke takes a look at an early trends around the NBA and what is different about the 2021-22 season.

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