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TWITTER THREAD – Re-live the Jazz loss to the Nuggets via the tweets of @lockedonsports

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Jazz 14 Blazers 11 with 7:20 1st quarter
Jazz pick and roll attack looks good early. Key is to get good space between ball handler and rolling big so Nurkic can’t guard both
Blazers like to go under on picks so Jazz need to hit the three – Donovan just did that.

Jazz 24 Blazers 21 with 2:34 left in the 1st
Evan Turner is a problem for the Jazz. Korver trying to guard him and it is tough match-up.
Jazz 34 Blazers 29 with 9:24 left in the 2nd quarter
Jazz start 2nd on a 6-0 run

Jazz 43 Blazers 34 with 5:35 2nd quarter
Game very similar to X-mas day game. Tied at end of 1 and then Jazz up 12 at the half.
Jae Crowder with a jam follow. His 10th dunk of the season, had 3 all of last season
15-5 start to the 2nd quarter for Jazz

Jazz 51 Blazers 44 at halftime
Jazz defense has been great, 2nd quarter was amazing
Jazz defensive rating is a 94. Blazers offense has been at 117 last 10 games
Donovan Mitchell has 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
Blazers just 5 three point attempts
Portland Trailblazers are 11-1 when they make 13 or more three point shots. They have taken 5 in the first half.
The Jazz allow only 28% of opponents shots to be three point shots the lowest in the NBA

Jazz 71 Blazers 71 with 3:50 left in the 3rd quarter
Mitchell picks up his 4th foul – 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
Jazz offense has not been good this quarter. Not moving the ball or breaking the paint. Driving into teeth of defense with no movement

Blazers 83 Jazz 79 end of 3rd quarter
Nurkic dominates the third quarter on both ends. 15 points and shuts off the rim from the Jazz
Jazz defense disappears in 3rd and allows 39 points
Portland 28-0 and when leading going into the 4th

Blazers 89 Jazz 86 with 9:34 left
Great game. 13 lead changes – 12 ties
Blazers bench giving them solid minutes without Dame on the floor

Final 9:34 next tune in at 97.5 FM 1280thezone.com, the Utah Jazz app or Audio League Pass – tell Alexa to play Utah Jazz Basketball

Blazers 109 Jazz 104 – Final Score
Jusuk Nurkic with a dominating third quarter leads Portland to the win
Nurkic 22 points, 9 rebound, 7 assists and 6 blocks
Lillard closed the door on the Jazz
Donovan tried to will the Jazz back after starting 4th 0 for 6 finished 14 in the 4th

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

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