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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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JAZZ GAME REWIND: 2nd Half propels Toronto past the youthful Jazz

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The Jazz fell short in the second half as the Toronto defense shut the new-look Jazz down in route to cruising to an 114 – 82 Raptors victory. Lauri Markkanen shined for the Jazz with 20 points and 5 rebounds but the Raptors length and athleticism proved to be too much for the Jazz riding a dominant 3rd quarter to pull away from the Jazz who played well in the first half, only trailing by one.

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Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert – the emotions, the decision making, what did we get and what now

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The Utah Jazz traded Rudy Gobert on Friday after a 4th of July weekend to soak in the biggest news of the NBA trade season we try to digest what it means for the Utah Jazz. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, take a look at all angles of the Rudy Gobert trade. The emotions of losing one of your own and a beloved player like Rudy Gobert. The player that we knew how great he was and had to argue on his behalf and now someone else gets the pleasure. Locke revisits the decision making tree of the Utah Jazz and how they got to trading Rudy Gobert and why they took this trade rather than other options that may have been on the table for the Utah Jazz. Then Locke looks into what did we really get in this trade and what are the possibilities of benefit for trading one of the great players in franchise history. A look at each of the 5 first round picks and what they could become and the margin starts to expand the farther out you go. Then are the Utah Jazz re-building? Why now would be the question. That is a decision that the Jazz don’t need to make for the some time. Summer league kicks off today and what are the Utah Jazz looking for and who could make an impression. What the Jazz want to see from Jared Butler 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

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NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz

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NBA Free Agency is day is here for the Utah Jazz. What can we expect to take place? Will the Utah Jazz make a trade? Is this the day Rudy Gobert or Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell gets traded? Do the Jazz have a free agency move to be made? David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA insider take a look at all of these questions and gives you the free agency primer. Is the market drying up on the Utah Jazz? The Clippers and Wizards have already made moves and the Atlanta Hawks have used their draft capital. Rumors continue with Rudy Gobert at the forefront and we take a look at what those deals might be for the Utah Jazz and what would have to be included to make a deal happen. Then a look at the Utah Jazz options at the tax payer mid level contractsand what the Jazz current roster looks like and what could take place. 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

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