Underway in Game 5. Rockets were #1 first quarter team in regular season and have been great in this series as well. They are +29 in first quarters and have been averaging 33 points on 53% FG and 44% from 3.
Jazz 7 Rockets 5 with 6:41 left
Lot of good but unfortunately lots of mistakes as well. Missed lay-ups, dropped passes, bad lob pass to Gobert, out of control drive. Mistakes leading to Rockets points – Rockets 13 Jazz 11 with 3:57
Rockets lead it 21-16 – Rockets getting very different looks right now than they have had all series. 11 of 21 shots are three point shots and 20 of their 21 shots have been in restricted area and three point shots
Jazz have been playing great defense to stay in the game, offense beginning to heat up as Alec Burks is breaking the paint. However, any mistake Rockets seem to pounce – Rockets 41 Jazz 34 with 5:41
Off the bounce three is the next step for Donovan Mitchell. Is 5 for 23 in this series on those and below 30% for the playoffs. Tough shot and once he gets it he will be an unreal weapon offensively
James Harden is going to be really happy the first time he drives to the basket and doesn’t see #27
Did you watch @utahjazz Facebook live with @1041straight @kristenkenney today. Who was the player that had to make an impact. Alec Burks he has 12 points in 12 minutes
Halftime – Rockets 54 Jazz 46 – Rockets close with a flurry of three point shots. Jazz knocked on the door. Rockets shot composition is back to normal tonight
The contrast of seasons stories between Royce O’Neale and James Harden who are matched up is really something. Harden played this season offended he didn’t win MVP last year. O’Neale made the roster on the final day of training camp. O’Neale is really battling impressively
Donovan Mitchell has created 22 of the Jazz 25 points in the 3rd quarter scoring 15 and assisted on 7 and the Jazz have taken the lead 71-68 with 2:45.
This is really incredible by the Jazz. Raul Neto is guarding Chris Paul, Royce O’Neale is guarding James Harden and the Jazz have the lead with 2:45 left in the 3rd quarter
No Rookie has ever scored more points per game in 2nd half of games than Donovan Mitchell did this year.
Donovan Mitchell has an Allen Iverson quarter. 22 points in the quarter and creates 29 of the Jazz 32 points. Jazz lead it 78-75
Not having Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum has been disastrous for the Jazz tonight
PJ Tucker bailing the Rockets out – 6 of 7 and 4 of 5 from three has 16 points and the Rockets have regained the lead 81-80
Donovan Mitchell assisted to the bench after the play. Rockets have taken a 92-87 lead. Mitchell went into a catchers crouch immediately after Harden stole the ball. Then was assisted to the bench.
Chris Paul with 20 points in the 4th quarter – First time he has ever scored 20 points in a quarter playoffs or regular season. 7 of 9 from the field 4 of 4 from three on his way to 20 points.
Season comes to an end. Rockets 112 Jazz 102. jazz gave us more than we could have ever asked for this year. Thanks @utahjazz
JAZZ GAME REWIND: 2nd Half propels Toronto past the youthful Jazz
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.
Relive the game through the radio highlights. Voiced by Leif Thulin.
Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert – the emotions, the decision making, what did we get and what now
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
NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz
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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