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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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NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz

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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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New Utah Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy: What formed him, what influences, style of play and staff

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Reports have the Utah Jazz hiring Will Hardy as their new head coach. The 34 year old assistant to the Boston Celtics and formerly of the San Antionio Spurs is on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz believe in Hardy giving him a reportidly 5 year deal. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, breaks down the influences that formed Will Hardy from his unique college experience at Williams College to his journey to the Spurs bench and all the coaches that have touched him along the way. One thing has been universally true about Will Hardy, everyone knew he was on the path to great things and leading people. The quotes about him from his high school coach to his college coach to Gregg Popovich all tell the same story. Locke also digs into what he believes the style of play will be and what will happen with his coaching staff.

 

0:00: Open

3:00: What is Will Hardy’s journey

5:00: The influence of Williams College

8:00: Curt Tong, the life changer

12:00: Quotes from his coaches

15:00: 6 to 60 it didn’t matter

24:00: Style of play

28:00: Will Alex Jensen stay with the Utah Jazz

31:00: Coaching circles

 

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Utah Jazz free agency decision making tree, the case for Johnnie Bryant and NBA Menus

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The NBA Free agency is looking and the Utah Jazz decison making tree is becoming more and more clear. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes you through the steps the Utah Jazz front office is going through to determine what they do in the off-season. the real question is there a good solution and a correct route for the Utah Jazz and do they dictate that ability. Yesterday we looked at the case for the Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen as the Utah Jazz head coach. Today we do the same with New York Knicks and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant. The case for Bryant is very similar to numerous other coaches in the search. Then it is time to go shopping and look at the menus of NBA rosters. 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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