EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
Summary: In a Western Conference where seemingly no one ever losses the Jazz won a must win against the lowly Sacramento Kings
- The Jazz hit a three early in the 2nd quarter to take a 28-20 lead early in the 2nd The Jazz would lead for 7 or more for the entire game until the final minutes. It was a methodical professional win for the Jazz and it was their 14th win in 16 games.
- The game was never in doubt and the Jazz did exactly what they needed to do.
- Leaving the game a lot of the people around the Kings were raving about how the Jazz play. They commented that every thing is done with a purpose. That the Jazz are so structured and that they were in command of how the game was played.
- The Jazz had a great defensive game. Rudy Gobert was dominant in a subtle way. It was huge block shots or plays you would put on a highlight reel it was simply his presence. The Kings didn’t even try to get to the basket when he was in the game. According to my notes, they didn’t take a shot in the restricted area against Rudy until the 2nd
- In the first quarter, the Kings shot 2 for 12 in the paint.
- The Jazz finally got the three ball going tonight. They hit on 11 of 32, which isn’t great but it is better than they have been shooting recently. Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko hit the threes they were missing in night’s past with Crowder going 3 for 5 and Jerebko going 2 for 5.
- Ricky Rubio had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. He only made 4 of 16 shots which the Jazz could over come against the Kings, but against some of the better teams that will need to be improved.
- It is unclear who the Jazz 2nd option is offensively and it will likely have to come as the offense creates for whomever is open.
- Jazz had their ball movement and blender going more tonight than they have in the past games
- Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points for the 21st time in his first 60 games as a pro. This has only been exceeded by Shaq and Allen Iverson since 1992. David Robinson and Michael Jordan get added to the list if you would like to go back farther.
- Donovan did it efficiently tonight 27 points on 15 shot attempts as he went to the line 10 times and made all 10 free throws.
- Derrick Favors continues to be terrific. He is a beast around the basket and is dunking everything he can. He had 15 points and 8 rebounds and hit a three.
- Nothing fancy about tonight just a must needed win. 8 straight on the road
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