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TWITTER THEAD – Jazz win it in the 4th after Portland offense rumbled thru Jazz

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We are underway in Portland. Expecting to see the Jazz try a regular season rotation. 6 to 4 lead for the Blazers here in the early going. Jazz have hit on 2 of 5. Blazers have hit on 3 of 6. Blazers are best team at guarding restricted area and worst at shooting in restrict

Blazers 26 Jazz 19 with 2:37 left in 1st quarter
Jazz having a tough time with the Blazers defense that protects the rim and denies the corner 3. Jazz are 4 for 9 in the restricted area. Love the 9 not the 4. Dame and CJ have 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting

Jazz 40 Blazers 37 with 8:02 left in 2nd
Jazz bench without Donovan has been better than Blazers bench without Lillard and CJ

Blazers 54 Jazz 45 with 3:17 left in 2nd quarter
Blazers are on a 17-5 run since Lillard and CJ came back in the game
Nurkic hits his 2nd three of the game (one had foot one line so really 1)
Lillard 5/5 CJ 5/8 Nurkic 4/5 they are combined 6-8 from three

Halftime – Blazers 61 Jazz 50
Blazers are +24 with Lillard and CJ on the floor

Portland 76 Jazz 66 with 6:46 left in the 3rd quarter
Jazz offense getting some better actions in the 2nd half.
Portland has had Dame and CJ on the floor together all game which is interesting.
Donovan 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting and Ingles has 12 pts on 4/8

Blazers 86 Jazz 76 with 2:56 left in the 3rd quarter
Blazers EFG% is 71 and offensive rating is 122.
The Jazz #1 def has not shown itself in this pre-season game
Grayson Allen makes first appearance after Donovan tweaked an ankle in 3rd. Donovan said he was fine but pre-season
Grayson Allen is almost 4 years old than Anfernee Simons. Grayson turns 23 tomorrow

Jazz 107 Blazers 104 with 3:53 left in the 4th
Jazz are on 12 to 3 run with Grayson Allen, Royce O’Neale, Alec Burks, Epke Udoh and Georges Niang

Jazz 123 Blazers 112 – Final Score
Jazz outscore the Blazers 39-20
Grayson Allen 8 points 4 assists
Damian Lillard was a +22 and CJ was a +18

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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10 Burning Questions about the Utah Jazz off-season

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David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz.

Today’s epsiode Locke hits on the 10 burning questions of the Utah Jazz off-season

1) What can be learned from the Milwaukee Bucks winning the title?

2) Are Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert behind in their timeline path to a title?

3) What are the Utah Jazz options with the 30th pick of the NBA Draft?

4) What should the Utah Jazz overall strategy be moving forward?

5) Has the NBA changed and should it impact how the Utah Jazz roster build?

6) What are the Utah Jazz options in Free Agency? And what players could be avaliable?

7) Will the Utah Jazz be able to re-sign Mike Conley?

8) Are their players at the 30 pick of the draft that can play now for the Utah Jazz?

9) Can the Utah Jazz move up in the NBA Draft?

10) Can the Utah Jazz acquire Damian Lillard

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What can Utah Jazz learn from the Milwaukee Bucks title ?

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David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz

Today’s episode

* What would it be like to have a Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Utah ?

  • Winning a title is so one in a million is really right to have that as the end and only goal
  • What did it take for the Milwaukee Bucks to win the title
  • What can the Utah Jazz learn from the Bucks and how does it change your view point of the Utah Jazz off-season
  • What is the best way to approach the desire to win the title
  • Draft look at Ohio Point Guard Jason Preston
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Who will be on the board for the Utah Jazz and what position will be ready to play?

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David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz.
Now live on You Tube for every episode

Today’s show
* Who will be on the board for the Utah Jazz at pick 30
* What position is most likely to be able to make an impact
* Free agent market is going to pay some people according to John Hollinger
* Game 6 Bucks v. Suns tonight .

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