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Re-live the Jazz win through the tweets of @lockedonsports

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Jazz 18 Mavericks 12 with 6:17 left in the 1st quarter
Jazz are hitting the corner 3 – 3 of 4, 2 by Ingles and 1 by Favors
Doncic 4 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast
Both timeouts have been taken and Dallas on back end of back to back. Big stretch to make Mavericks tired
Jazz 37 Mavericks with 10:39 left in the 2nd quarter
Jazz are out running and out working a tired Dallas team
They are breaking the 45 on the go and catch – O’Neale and Crowder.
Jazz bench has been great. 19 to 6 since Jazz went to the bench
Jazz 53 Mavericks 29 with 5:19 left in the 2nd quarter
Jazz 16 assists on 21 field goals – Rubio with 7 assists and Donovan with 5 assists
No Jazz in double figures
Jazz 68 Mavericks 45 at halftime
Jazz commitment on the defensive end has the coaches most pleased
Donovan with a monster dunk to close the half.
Gobert with 15 points, Rubio with 9 assists
Darrell Griffith joining us on the broadcast talking about the Warriors “They are like how the flip phone became the iphone.”
Jazz 76 Mavericks 57 with 7:20 left in 3rd quarter
Donovan Mithcell has it going tonight – 7 of 9 from the field, two incredible dunks and 16 points
What a life – I watched Ron Boone, Thurl Bailey and Darrell Griffith play when I was a kid and now I talk to them on the radio
Jazz 101 Mavericks 89 with 9:43 left in the 4th quarter
Mavericks on a 15-4 run
A tech on Favors leads to a 5 point play and then a layup and interception on an inbound pass for another layup lead to a quick 4 point swing. That has created a game
Jazz 107 Mavericks 94 with 5:46 left in the 4th
Mavericks got it down to 9
Mavericks went to their starters who are -10 per 100 possessions this year
Jazz went to starters with Crowder for Favors who are +23 per 100 possessions.
Mitchell hits Crowder for tough corner 3
Jazz 117 Mavericks 102 – Final Score
Jazz took 45% of shots at the rim and 35% shots as three. Jazz shot distribution this season is incredible
Alec Burks 18 points in 15 minutes were mammoth
Jazz kept Dallas out of transition and that is where the Mavericks are good

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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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – How bad was it? What does it mean?

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SUMMARY:  A historically bad shooting night becomes a historically bad margin of deficit for the Utah Jazz

  • For the first time in 40 years of Utah Jazz basketball they lost a basketball game by 50 points.

 

  • The 22 points in the 2nd half is the all-time low for the Jazz franchise

 

  • The 22 points is the 3rd worst half of basketball in Jazz franchise history

 

  • The 29 missed threes are the most three point misses in Jazz history

 

  • The Jazz offensive rating was a 68.1 they have had the worse offensive games the following times since 1996, November 29th of 2005 they had a 67.1 against the Pacers. 4th of February in 2000 v. the Lakers the Jazz had an offensive rating of 67.4 and on 16th of February in 1999 they had a 65.6 offensive rating v. Seattle.

 

  • According to cleaning the glass, the Jazz shot 3 of 21 on non-restricted area 2 point shots and 6 of 35 from three.

 

  • The Jazz were down 6 at the end of the 1st The Jazz were 10 of 22 and 2 of 8 from three in the first quarter.   The game was tied at 34-34- and the Jazz were down one at 39-38 and then it all fell apart at an incredible level.   Rubio hit a layup with 6:34 and then the Jazz missed 12 straight shots until Rubio made another layup at the 1:33 mark.  The amazing thing is they trailed by just 6.  Barnes and Doncic hit back to back threes and the Jazz were down 12.    However, they hadn’t hit anything.  They were 4 of 18 from 3 and just 17 of 45 overall.  My feeling at this point was shots would start to fall and the game was still there for the Jazz.

 

  • However, the opposite happened. The Jazz open to the third quarter was dreadful.    Donovan took a three and missed, Derrick had a contested corner 3 and missed, Donovan turned it over, Ingles turned it over and then missed a layup.  Like that the Jazz were down 17 in just 2:37 of the quarter.   Then it got worse.  Mitchell missed again and turned it over.  Rubio turned it over, Ingles missed a three, Rubio missed a three and eventually, the Jazz would miss 13 straight threes.

 

  • They were down 25 at the end of 3 and wilted in the 4th.

 

  • The question is why. I think it is one of those nights shooting.  It happens.  It happened last year on November 10th Miami.  The 4th quarter is a rarity that they seemed to completely stop playing with any force.

 

  • Does the 50 point margin matter? Other than ruining all metrics for months I am not certain.

 

  • What does matter is that this is not a naturally good shooting team. The offense is getting the Jazz an incredible amount of looks at the rim and corner 3 and above the break 3.  Going into the night the Jazz were getting the most corner 3s and were 0 for 9 and are now shooting 28% from the corner.   .84 points per shot is not going to get it done.  They rank 28th in corner 3s.

 

  • We are getting really close to where this is not small sample size theater anymore. This is 18% of the season.  It is not ok to have a fifth of your season where these numbers exist if it is game 1 to 14 or 53 to 67.

 

  • The three point shooting is obvious because it is in the box score and easy to find but the Jazz were also 1 of 13 (not official) on paint non-restricted area 2 point shots. For the season they are 28% this shots in the paint non restricted area.  28% on a 2 point shot.  This is last in the NBA.   Luckily the Jazz don’t take a lot of those as shots but it a shot they take more than the corner 3.

 

  • I have purposely have not discussed individual players. This was a collective effort.  Dallas deserves some credit.   They have won 4 of 5.  The defense has been great in 4 of those 5 games.

 

  • Here is what I find a bit concerning. The 5 jazz player who take the most threes all average 31% or below other than Joe Ingles.   31% is .93 pts per shot if you are average.   The chances are on a night that 2 of those players will be below average.  7% of the time all of them will be below average and then you get a night like tonight.   I felt the same way at the same point of last season so maybe it will be as silly a thought as it was at this point last year.
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POSTCAST – Locke and Boone try to figure out the significance of this loss

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Utah Jazz post game show on the internet. David Locke and Ron Boone try to figure out what happened tonight and what the significance of the night is for the Utah Jazz

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LOCKED ON JAZZ – Favors/Gobert deeper dig, Warriors, Denver, Boston

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The Jazz have unique lineups with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. When you look at those combinations and the numbers on the surface you have to be careful to not be swayed into an incorrect observation.

A deeper dive into those numbers reveals who Favors and Gobert have been playing together, how Rudy is playing with Jae Crowder and why the offense is struggling with Derrick Favors.

Plus, David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes a look at the situation in Golden State as well as in Denver’s sudden losing ways and the Boston Celtics confusion

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