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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Solid and much needed win for Utah Jazz

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SUMMARY:  Utah Jazz put together complete effort to get first home win of the season over the Dallas Mavericks 117-102.

  • This one lined up for the Jazz, the Mavericks are team dependent on transition offense and they played last night and the Jazz were able to hit the Mavericks first and take away their transition and control the game throughout.

 

  • The Jazz had a 18-12 lead when they went to the bench in the first quarter, which was a nice change. The Jazz have been trailing too often after the start of the 1st and 3rd  This time the Jazz starters did a really nice job on both ends of the floor .  Ingles had two corner three and Favors had another.

 

  • Then the Jazz went to the bench with Jae Crowder and Alec Burks and they took over the game. Very quickly the Jazz were up 20.   Both Crowder and Burks played great games.  Alec Burks catch and shoot game is greatly improved.  He has put in incredible with with coach Jeff Watkinson on this portion of his game.  The biggest part is Alec thinking catch and shoot before dribble and taking the shot.  He was 3 for 4 on catch and shoot tonight and has been over 50% this season.

 

  • Alec had 18 in just 15 minutes

 

  • Jae Crowder is having a super year for the Jazz. He said that he was going to have a better year this year with the passing of his mother over a year ago as well as an off-season to understand what the Jazz want.  This has come to fruition.  He was +13 again tonight.  The lineup with starters and Crowder for Favors is +33 this year.

 

  • Quin altered the rotation a little tonight and the main thing he changed was Donovan played shorter stints. This maybe due to the injuries, but it also allowed Donovan to play with Dante in the 2nd unit and it was a great combination.   It also put Alec in the game with Crowder and a spread floor.

 

  • The Mavericks are the #1 team in transition and the #25 offense in the half court. The Jazz were able to keep them in the half court tonight.  Partially because they made shots.  Also because they did a better job getting back in transition.  Also because Dallas is not as good as Toronto.

 

  • The corner 3 is a really important shot to the Jazz. Quin Snyder’s offense gets the 3rd most corner threes in the NBA and the Jazz came in 29th in the NBA in shooting on corner threes.  Tonight they hit 3 early in the game and finished the night 5 of 15.  15 corner 3 shots is amazing.

 

  • The Jazz shot distribution is incredible this season. Tonight they took 34 shots at the rim, 43% of their shots.  Jazz are over 40% for the season and that has only been done once in the last 5 years.

 

  • The Mavericks turned the ball over on 25% of their possessions

 

  • Donovan Mitchell had 23 points and had two spectacular dunks tonight. One on the final play of the first half and then 2nd on a follow in the beginning of the 3rd  Donovan also had a season high 7 assists, plus 5 rebounds.   9 of 17 shooting.

 

  • Jazz lead by as many as 26.

 

  • Solid win and much needed.

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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31:00: Coaching circles

 

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