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TWITTER THREAD – Defense carries Jazz to 15th win in 17 games

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Jazz v. Magic about to get underway

Jonas Jerebko starts for Derrick Favors
Jonas in starts this season 9 pts, 4 rebs shooting 52% and 47% from three.
Off the bench he shoots 40% and 36% from three

6:24 left in the 1st quarter and both teams have used their timeouts. It is a Locke altitude alert. 6:24 left and no timeouts at high altitude. Magic lead it 10-9. Jazz started 9-0. Magic10-0

Magic lead after 1 29-25
Up and down quarter. No free throws taken in the quarter
Magic hit of 5 of 10 from three and the Jazz were 3 of 6.
Jazz 5th best defense and Magic 27th – who will play D first?

Jazz on a 9-0 run to take a 44-39 lead. Gobert with an awesome follow on a Rubio miss. Rubio has made two layups and now opening up passing lanes. Jazz getting corner 3s and Magic 29th in defending corner 3

Jazz have 11 corner 3 attempts already. Season high is 13 attempts Jazz 12-0 run to lead 47-39

Official Bennie Adams is visibly limping tonight

Jazz 63-52 over the Magic with 6:56 left in the 3rd quarter. Ingles has 16 points and 7 assists. Gobert has 15 points and 10 rebounds on 7 of 8 shooting. Ingles/Gobert pick and roll has been the main action tonight. They are learning on the fly

Rudy Gobert over the last 5 games has been averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds on over 70% shooting. Tonight 9 of 10 shooting for with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jazz lead it 71-59 with 3:41 left in 3rd Q

Evan Fournier 3 makes it Jazz 80-73. First time tonight Fournier has gotten his play coming left to right off a pick for the three and Quin promptly calls timeout. Jazz had defended that perfectly up to that point.

With 4:58 left the Jazz defense is putting together another incredible night. Magic have scored 75 points, have an offensive rating of 89.6. Magic are 3 of 12 in the 4th quarter and 28 of 78 for the night, with 10 three-pointers.

Quin Snyder goes ballistic and gets thrown out of the game. As hot as I have ever seen him.

Jazz win it 94-80 have now won 15 of 17 and the defense is incredible.

RUDY GOBERT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
14 of last 17 games Jazz defense rating at 101 or below
26 of Gobert’s 38 games defense has been 101 or below (68% of games)

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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2 Takeaways from Utah Jazz media day. Impression of 3 newest players and Craig Bolerjack shares his reaction to media day

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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. On Monday the Utah Jazz held media day and for the first time since March of 2020 the Utah Jazz broadcast team got to see the players in person. David and the group sat down with every player on the roster and talked with them about life, basketball and the upcoming season.

Locke left the sessions with two takeaways about where the players are and their mindset as they head to Vegas. In addition, Locke shares his impressions of Jarod Butler, Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside meeting them for the first time. Whiteside shared a crazy story about Donovan Mitchell and Top Golf.

Then Locke is joined by Craig Bolerjack. Craig had some great questions to the players and some takeaways from Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Plus, some funny comments about the journey of a rookie in the NBA.

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They forgot how good Rudy Gobert is again? Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal or Trae Young where would you rank them?

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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. On today’s edition of the show Locke trys to understand how ESPN can rank Rudy Gobert the 25th best player in the NBA. Locke reviews all the impacts Rudy Gobert has on the game and the most important one of all, winning. If you put changed out Rudy Gobert for the players ahead how often would the Utah Jazz actually win more games?

Then Locke digs into the interesting comparison of Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. Which one of these players should be ranked the highest. Locke compares their numbers and it gets really hard to decipher. Donovan’s ability to play point guard might be the difference in giving him an edge.

Then Locke touches on why the team is heading to Las Vegas and what they hope to accomplish in training camp,

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SI ranked Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert where? How do the Utah Jazz get better with Tony Jones

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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, Locke delves into the SI NBA rankings and where they put Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. How is it possible that both of these great players are ranked as high as they after the Utah Jazz had such an amazing season.

Tony Jones of the Athletic wraps up a week worth of shows with Locke. Today the conversation is solely on the Utah Jazz. They start addressing the age of the Jazz players and how concerned should we be about the age of the Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gay and Bojan Bogdanovic.

Why the Utah Jazz will be better this season. The answer is Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert so Locke and Jones address how can Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert get better?

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