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
POSTCAST – Utah Jazz outlast shorthanded Denver Nuggets
Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 122-110 at Vivint Arena. David Locke and Ron Boone bring you POSTCAST after each game. Tonight; the Jazz outlasted the shorthanded Denver Nuggets who were without Nikola Jokic after he left the game with 1:52 left in the 2nd quarter after banging knees with Rudy Gobert.
Previewing Utah Jazz v. Denver Nuggets and Crossover with Adam Mares plus road to 55 wins
Utah Jazz match up with the Denver Nuggets tonight in an NBA Northwest Division battle. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert renew the rivalry against Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr.
David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz, Now live each morning on You Tube
Locke will break down the Nuggets loss last night v. the Cleveland Cavaliers and where they are heading in the early part of the season. Plus, the keys to the match-up tonight v. the Jazz in Utah.
Then Locke looks at what it will take for the Utah Jazz to win 55 games in the Western Conference this season. The Road to 55 and what has to happen for the Jazz.
In the final segment, Locke is joined by Adam Mares of Locked On Nuggets to breakdown where each team stands and look ahead to the Tuesday night tilt.
Strong win in Sacramento, defense carried and running late, Whiteside minutes
David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz,
Now live each morning on You Tube
On Today’s episode Locke discusses a strong win in Sacramento against a feisty Kings team. Those wins are bigger than you think and the Jazz just got a tough one. The Utah Jazz defense was the key early and then they ran late which was a change from how they finished last year at times.
The show will also look at Hassan Whiteside’s minutes and the performance of Trent Forrest in the 2nd half as well as the big guns Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.
Finally, Locke takes a look at an early trends around the NBA and what is different about the 2021-22 season.
- POSTCAST – Utah Jazz outlast shorthanded Denver Nuggets October 27, 2021
- Previewing Utah Jazz v. Denver Nuggets and Crossover with Adam Mares plus road to 55 wins October 26, 2021
- Strong win in Sacramento, defense carried and running late, Whiteside minutes October 25, 2021
- POSTCAST = Locke and Boone breakdown how Jazz held of the swords of the Kings October 23, 2021
- Previewing Kings, Somone is going off for 30, how Bojan thrives and Top 75 October 22, 2021
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