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EMPYTING THE NOGGIN – A Stat Padding, Stress Free blow out win of the Knicks

David Locke

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SUMMARY:  Jazz make a mockery of the Knicks in the first half and cruise to a 129-97 win over the Knicks

  • The Jazz schedule has not only been road heavy, but they haven’t played any bad teams. Playing bad teams has great value.  It gives you confidence, it is a mentally relaxing game and it is really fun.  The Jazz had a great time tonight making mincemeat of the Knicks defense and destroying the Knicks from the opening tip.

 

  • This game was over within 5 minutes. The Jazz went to the rim time and time again.  There is incredible value in having a game like tonight.  The Knicks have no interior defense and had no clue how to deal with either a Dante Exum/ Rudy Gobert pick and roll or a Joe Ingles/Rudy Gobert pick and roll.

 

  • Rudy Gobert set a career high with 16 points in the 1st quarter and a career high with 22 points in the first half.

 

  • Dante Exum had a career high 13 assists and had almost all of them in the first half. He had a terrific game against a hapless defense.  Dante played with great tempo, he didn’t rush.  He made super reads and threw accurate lob passes to Rudy that the Knicks just had to watch.   Dante was really good finding teammates, playing in control and taking advantage of the 29th ranked defense in the NBA.

 

  • Dante had only 1 turnover

 

  • Thabo Sefolosha had a double double playing in Jae Crowder’s place with 10 points and 10 rebounds. This is another reason games like this are important.  Thabo is working his way back and tonight is a great confidence booster for him

 

  • Royce O’Neale who had been struggling hit two threes.

 

  • Kyle Korver had 5 three pointers

 

  • No Jazz player played more than 27 minutes and these were easy minutes

 

  • This score was 39-17 after 1, 71-36 at the half and then the league mandated we played the 2nd

 

  • A stat padding, confidence building, mentally easy night. So important for the Utah Jazz.

 

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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