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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 – 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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