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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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The Utah Jazz are the boring team. Utah Jazz over/under with Chuck Cooperstein

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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 episode Locke shares what he is being asked around town. It is all about Rudy Gay, but what will really drive the Utah Jazz are the returning 7 players from last year who all had great seasons. In fact, Locke believes of the new comers Hasaan Whiteside has the chance to have the most positive impact.

It is also day 3 of the over/under with Dallas Mavericks radio voice Chuck Cooperstein. Today they wrap up the Western Conference and the end of the alphabet. They hit on the Utah Jazz and no surprise Locke takes the over for one reason, Rudy Gobert.

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Donovan Mitchell on the upcoming season. Over/Under with Chuck Cooperstein, Mavericks, Nuggets and Warriors

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Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA insdier David Locke, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz. Today, Locke takes a look at the comments Donovan Mitchell made over the last week discussing the upcoming season. Locke returns to the core point that Donovan Mitchell is a great guy and that will drive all of the other factors around Donovan.

Donovan’s comments were very interesting regarding how he spent his off-seasons differently. How the injury to his ankle impacted his playoff play and then changed the way he played the game. At the same time he talks about the Utah Jazz needing to bring a little more fire this year. Locke wonders if Donovan can keep the joy he came with before all the burdens,

Locke is then joined by Chuck Cooperstein the radio voice of the Dallas Mavericks to do a week long series on the Western Conference Over/Unders. They start with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets. Then they move to the Golden State Warriors. Locke and Cooperstein don’t find much agreement in the opening day of ov

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Thurl Bailey on Donovan Mitchell’s next step and the Los Angeles Lakers new roster

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David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, delivers the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz

Today’s Episode

  • How the play in game will impact the season
  • Thurl Bailey stops by as part of the summer interview series to discuss the Western Conference and how the new formed Los Angeles Lakers will be
  • What is fair to expect from Donovan Mitchell? Can he take the jump Bradley Beal and Damian Lillard made
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