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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – What a night and what an improbable finish

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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
Summary: An incredible game at Vivint Smart Home arena ends in the most improbable way a Jonas Jerebko tip in for a Warriors win 124-123
• This was an incredible game. An offensive explosion. Brilliance from all angles. Super star players carrying the World Champs, pieces of the puzzle making monster plays, three pointers from every where and endless offense.

• The Jazz scored 47 points in the 2nd quarter and a franchise record 81 points in the 1st half. They hit of 1 of their first 11 three point shots and then made 12 of their next 15.

• The Warriors willed their way back in the game behind Steph Curry in the 3rd quarter and Kevin Durant in the 4th quarter.

• The Jerebko tip in ended the game but the killer play of the night was Draymond Green with 2:40 left turning a 5 point game into a 2 point game with a three pointer. I talked about this all the time but you want to get it to a three possession game and the Jazz would have had a 5 point lead and the ball with 2:40 left if he had missed and a chance to get to three possessions

• The Jazz offense was great. The offensive rating tonight was 119. They hit on 42% of their three point shots. They got to the line, they shot in the restricted area. It was an offensive exhibition by the Jazz.

• The crazy thing is the Jazz offense was better than I could have ever imagined and the defense did a lot of things it wanted to do. It took away three point shots, the Warriors shot just 19 threes, the Jazz took away high assists numbers and forced the Warriors into a lot of unassisted plays, 22 of 49 field goals were unassisted. Yet, the Warriors were still great. Their isn’t another team in the NBA that beats the Jazz tonight.

• Donovan Mitchell was officially 0 for 7 in the 4th quarter. It is a little misleading he got three shots at the end of a shot clock but he didn’t make great decisions on the other. Once he was guarded by Klay Thompson and called for a pick that had him guarded by Kevin Durant and he took a three over the 7 footer.

• Joe Ingles was marvelous again for the Jazz. A career high 27 points on 7 of 11 shooting from three both career highs. He made numerous shots and also ran the offense at a very high level.

• The Jazz got the high pass going for a while then the Warriors adjusted and brought another guy into the mix. As the season goes the Jazz will figure out how to take advantage of that.

• Unofficially I only have the Jazz with 18 non-restricted area 2 point shots in this game. Their shot distribution was great and it might be why they were able to hang with the Warriors. This has been a major emphasis and it will make a difference in the Jazz offense.

• Dante Exum had another very strong game for the Jazz. 13 points in 18 minutes. He is long defensively as well.

• 8 teams in the NBA scored 120 points. Something is happening.

• Jazz shot 7 of 23 in the 4th quarter

• Warriors were 10 of 10 on fast breaks but that isn’t a huge amount of fast breaks.

• Jae Crowder was +10 in 29 minutes

• This was a terrific game. Incredibly entertaining. The shooting was beyond insane in the first half of the game. Too bad to lose this but lots of really positive things and lot of room to improve at the same time. Warriors have some math issues with their roster this year. Things are still very good in Jazz world.

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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Danny Ainge the Executive Part 1 – Rebuild to Championship – What can we learn

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In a part series a deep dive look into Danny Ainge career as a General Manager and what we can learn from how he might run the Utah Jazz. Ainge’s career has 4 stages and today we look at the first two the rebuild to the Championship. In the next episode we will look at the Fleece into a contender. The common threads of Ainge’s career are a great read of the moment, a variety in the types of players he acquires, added value that matters, perfect recognition of his talent, fleecing of other teams and he doesn’t always hit on this draft picks but he doesn’t miss. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz. 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 Follow David Locke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLocke09 #NBA #UtahJazz #DonovanMitchell #RudyGobert #NBAPodcast

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Luka Doncic and Dallas made Phoenix look like Utah and it was a bad day for Centers

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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks made the Phoenix Suns look the same way they made the Utah Jazz look. How did they do it? What does it mean for the Jazz and the Suns looking forward.

The Game 7 match-ups were a bad day for Centers in the NBA. Brook Lopez who had led the take away the rim style of NBA defense in Milwaukee had Grant Williams shooting 16 three point shots and the Celtics got the win. The Phoenix Suns #1 pick Deandre Ayton was played off the floor by the Dallas Mavericks as well as “internal” issues. Plus, the Mavericks 5 out drive offense makes it very hard for a center to defend on the perimeter.

David Locke the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider looks at all those options and sets the table for what the Utah Jazz can do.

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Five off-season models for the Utah Jazz. Which do you prefer?

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The Utah Jazz are confronting a pivotal off-season. How will they proceed? One school of thought, it has run its self out and to blow it all up? What benefit does that have? From there, there are three different approaches, trying to add a home run to the already set core of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Another approach would be to move the a bunch of pieces to add pieces and add depth. The final choose would be to narrow down to one of the core pieces are re-mold the franchise with that core piece. David Locke the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider looks at all those options and sets the table for what the Utah Jazz can do. 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 Follow David Locke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLocke09 #NBA #UtahJazz #DonovanMitchell #RudyGobert #NBAPodcast

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