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TWITTER THREAD – Follow the Jazz loss in Toronto as Kawhi goes career high

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Raptors 13 Jazz 5 with 7:27 left in the 1st quarter
Raptors on a 9-1 run.
Jazz have missed 5 shots in a row
Raptors play the 5th most amount of possessions in transition (20%) Jazz keep teams out of transition at 3rd best rate

Raptors 22 Jazz 15 with 2:43 left in the 1st quarter
Gobert showing more offensive moves and array of options tonight.
Jazz 0 for 5 from 3 and Raptors 2 for 2
Interesting to see how Quin gets Kyle Korver minutes tonight with Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam as matchups

Raptors 26 Jazz 24 End of 1st Quarter
Good news: Jazz 0 turnovers
Bad News: Jazz shooting 8 of 23 and 0 for 7 from three
Favors 8 pts and 3 rebounds

Raptors 40 Jazz 38 with 6:42 2nd quarter
Jazz took the lead on a 16-6 run but ball movement stopped on the next possessions when both Donovan and Dante got caught into 1 on 1 drives rather than ball movement
Favors has been amazing 13 points and 5 rebounds
Jazz 1 for 9 from 3

Jazz 53 Raptors 51 at the half
Jazz defense is not allowing three point attempts from Raptors. Raps starting forcing some and missing.
Donovan Mitchell last 2 FG to give Jazz the lead their first non-restricted area 2s in the half. Jazz 13/21 at rim 5 for 24 otherwise

Raptors 60 Jazz 53 with 9:55 left in the 3rd quarter
9-0 run. Raptors are #1 offensive team in 3rd quarter
Jazz only had 1 turnover (fewest all year) in 1st half
Raptors were 2 for 8 from three in 1st half (both season lows)
Raps go 3 for 3 from three all early offense
Kawhi Leonard 19 points in the 3rd quarter matches his career high points in a quarter that he also achieved 19 points in the 3rd quarter v. the Utah Jazz April 2nd 2017

Raptors 102 Jazz 93 with 7:44 in the 4th quarter
Jazz defense not having an impact right now. Raptors offensive rating is 125.7
Crowder a season-high 24 points

Raptors 122 Jazz 116 – Final Score
Kawhi and Pascal Siakam have career highs
Jae Crowder scores 30 for first time in his NBA career
Jazz battle but couldn’t get the defensive stops

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 – Defense is rolling, weekend in review and Bradley Beal breakdown

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The Utah Jazz took care of business this weekend and now head out on a crucial east coast road trip. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes a look at the playoff picture and how it is all playing out plus the Jazz stellar defense against the Brooklyn Nets.

Then Locke breaks down Bradley Beal and how the Jazz have to defend him and what it takes to deal with him. Most importantly, how can Rudy Gobert impact his game.

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POSTCAST – Locke and Boone after blow out win and look to the road trip

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Utah Jazz radio team post game show after the Utah Jazz blow out the Brooklyn Nets

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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz dominate Nets from early run to the finish

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SUMMARY:  The Jazz go a 27 to 2 run from the first quarter to the second and blow out the Brooklyn Nets on their way to a 114-98 win.

  • Rudy Gobert was a dominating defensive force tonight that ruined the rhythm of both D’Angleo Russell and Caris LeVert. Gobert’s length has such an impact on the opponents shot selection that players get uncomfortable because they are not talking their normal looks.  The Jazz defense has held 7 of the last 10 opponents to under a point a possession

 

  • This game was interesting because both the Nets and Jazz play an analytics heavy game. The Jazz take the  6th most amount of shots at the rim and the 6th most amount of threes for the 4th most amount of “smart” shots at 76%   The Nets take the 12th most amount of shots at the rim and the 4th most amount of 3s for the 5th most amount of smart shots at 75%.   Now that is fine expect that both teams defensively take the same approach and deny these shots.  The Jazz rank 1st at 62.5% and the Nets rank 2nd at 64% at allowing fewest amount of smart shots.   So what happens?

 

  • The defenses won out. The Jazz took 29% of their shots as mid range shots compared the their usual 24% and the Nets shot an unreal 40% of their shots as mid range shots compared to their 25%.   Moreover, neither team shot them very well.  The Jazz were 8 of 29 and the Nets were 9 of 39.  At one point in the game the Nets were 4 of 22 on paint non restricted area shots.

 

  • D’Angle Russell had a miserable night. He finished 2 of 11 on mid range shots.

 

  • Derrick Favors had a sequence of the game when he was so much bigger and stronger than any of the Nets they couldn’t get a rebound. The Nets were trying to play zone and had to bail out of the zone because Favors was too much of a force on the boards

 

  • The Jazz bigs killed the Nets. Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 17 rebounds as well as 3 blocks and Derrick Favors had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.

 

  • The Jazz were able to get off 13 corner 3 attempts which is a lot and a ton when you consider who they were playing. The Jazz are averaging well over 10 corner 3 attempts for the last 10 games.

 

  • Donovan notched another 20 point game. He has had 20 in 28 of his last 30 games

 

  • 13 three pointers for the Jazz. 12 seems to be the magic number for wins

 

  • Solid win now onto the East for a 4 game trip of huge importance.
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