Jazz 11 Hornets 2 with 9:36 1st Q
Hornets are 25th in the league defending after a miss and 26th at denying shots at the rim.
Early going Jazz are running off Hornets misses and getting to the rim.
Big change for Jazz who have been in fast break the least of any team off a miss
Jazz 37 Hornets 33 with 8:00 2nd Q
Hornets got 14 to 2 run
Jazz had great offensive line-up on the floor with Donovan, Korver, Ingles, Thabo and Favors but didn’t get it going and couldn’t get stops
Defense without Gobert on floor
Cody Zeller in locker-room with rib contusion
Jazz 49 Hornets 40 with 4:45 left in 2nd quarter
Fun game – seems like a lot of talking between players and benchs
Miles Bridges had mammoth dunk
Rudy Gobert then went from top of the key in two dribbles including a cross over to the rim for an even bigger dunk.
Jazz 68 Hornets 64 with 6:50 left in the 3rd quarter
4 Jazz players in double figures. Mitchell 16, Crowder 12, Gobert and Rubio with 10
Jazz not getting out and running off misses as much as early in the game not as many misses as well.
Jazz 79 Hornets 66 with 4:27 3rd quarter
Jazz push off misses and get a transition chances plus a gorgeous pass from Mitchell to Ingles and great execution and the Jazz go on a 15 to 2 run
Jazz 13 of 29 from three – wow how that matters
Jazz 110 Hornets 97 with 4:17 left
Kyle Korver has 14 points in 21 minutes on 4 of 6 three point shooting
Jae Crowder has a career high 6 threes and career high 7 assists
Jazz are 18 of 39 from three. One off franchise record
Jazz 119 Hornets 111 – Final Score
Donovan Mitchell 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Rudy Gobert 20 points, 17 rebounds, 4 blocks
Korver with 4 threes of the Jazz 18 (1 short of franchise record)
LOCKED ON JAZZ – Russell Westbrook to the Rockets, but are the Rockets better?
The NBA was rocked again as Russell Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockets. Why was the deal done? How did the deal get done? Is it possible the Rockets didn’t get better by adding Russell Westbrook? David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and the Jazz NBA Insider takes a look at all these questions and breaks it down.
LOCKED ON JAZZ – What Jazz fans should be most excited for and Points Gained for the West
Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives Jazz fans the reason why they should be most excited for the upcoming season. Then, Locke takes his intial look at points gained and how the Western Conference is setting up offensively.
LOCKED ON JAZZ – Reaction to Kawhi and PG, what it means for NBA and how Rudy Gobert has become more important
Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke takes a look at the impact of Kawhi Leonard bringing Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers. Locke looks at the long term scary part of this for small market franchises. In addition, Locke takes a look at Rudy Gobert and how he has become more valuable and more important in the West.
Plus, a few quick thoughts on the summer league.