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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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LOCKED ON JAZZ – What can be learned from Raptors and what do injuries to KD and Klay mean for West

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David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes a look at what can be learned and what shouldn’t be learned from the Toronto Raptors championship. Both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are out for the season. What does this mean for the Western Conference and what the Utah Jazz should do in the off-season.

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LOCKED ON JAZZ – Ripple effect of Durant injury, Game 5 thoughts and 6 players for the Utah Jazz in the draft

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The NBA will be changed for at least a decade based on what happened last night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. David Locke, takes a look the impact of the Kevin Durant injury and how it will ripple across the NBA landscape and change the way things are done. In addition, Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, looks at the incredible Game 5, Kawhi’s stretch and where the series stands.

Then Locke looks at 6 players that will be in the Jazz range and how they may or may not fit into what the Jazz are doing. Plus, Locke shares 4 trades he is working on in the mock draft

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LOCKED ON JAZZ – The Utah Jazz need to create the rightful order of the basketball universe

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David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes a look at the rightful order of the basketball universe and what we can learn from the Raptors. The Utah Jazz off-season goal is to fix the rightful order of the basketball universe. However, that is not an easy task and not something that should be expected. However, it is what needs to be done and which players can achieve that for the Utah Jazz.

Plus, Locke looks at the Warriors and Raptors Game 5.

 

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