Underway for game #5 of the Jazz and the Thunder.
Really sloppy start. Jazz have 4 turnovers. The Thunder have made a change defensively and the Jazz don’t seem to be clear where the open pass is. Thunder 2 of 9 Jazz 3 of 9 but Thunder lead 7-6
Out of the first time out of the game the Jazz seem to have reacted to the Thunder trapping defense and are getting wide open three point looks. Crowder hits 2 from corner and one from the top and Ingles hits a corner 3 – Jazz 25 Thunder 19
Russell Westbrook is 2 for 6. This is the best reality TV
Shootout late in the quarter as the Jazz lead it after 1 quarter 34-29 – Jae Crowder got going and has 15 points on 4 of 5 threes. Offensive Rating 141 Defensive Rating 120
Ricky Rubio is playing in his first playoff series and his brilliance of the understanding the game the opponents plan shows each night and is increasing as the series goes on
Russell Westbrook last year took 24 shots a game. This year he was at 20 and has been at 21 in the playoffs. Last year, in the playoffs he took over 30 a game. Tonight he is 4 for 11 in 14 minutes. What number will he hit?
Jazz have gotten rolling. The Thunder ball movement has stopped and Westbrook is unaware of teammates. Jazz lead it 52-37 with 3:24 left in 2nd quarter
Incredible half by the Jazz. The defense is incredible. Thunder were 6 of 23 in the 2nd quater and 0 for 6 from three. They had 2 assists. Westbrook was 3 for 10 in the 3rd quarter. Jazz lead it 56 to 41
Jazz defensive rating is an 82 at the half
11th best defensive 1st half of the season by the Jazz
Jae Crowder has set a Utah Jazz playoff record with 6 three-pointers in a game.
Jazz lead it 71-53 with 7:19 in the 3rd quarter
Holy Westbrook !!!! 20 points in the 3rd quarter. The building has exploded. Tied at 78 going to the 4th quarter. Jazz lead by 25. Jazz offense isn’t dealing with the Thunder switching. Worth noting Carmelo was not in the game
249 times this year a team lead by 25 they won all but 3. Thunder currently lead the Jazz 88-87 with 7:58 left. Gobert and Favors both with 5 fouls. Westbrook rolling with 36 points, Paul George 29 points.
Thunder defense is switching everything and it has completely stymied the Jazz offense. They have done this with Carmelo out of the game and he is checking in with 7:58 left.
Incredible effort by thunder. This is why they talk about close out games. Donovan Mitchell has been hit in the leg twice tonight and doesn’t seem to have lift right now. Thunder are switching and not leaving shooters. Forcing Jazz into isolation game
Russell Westbrook couldn’t have linked a worse sequence of basketball and then he hit two threes and it was on. The force, the energy, the passion, the determination is something we have never seen in the NBA while simultaneously never fatiguing. 45 points – 33 in 2nd half
Rudy Gobert was +7 in 30 minutes
Jazz lose 107-99 – Game 6 8:30 pm
The match-up was system v. stars. The Star came to play and will that one
Staying above water has been amazing but Jazz are running out of steam and live audience
David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, brings you the daily podcast on the Utah Jazz, Locked On Jazz
- Blazers had a great game plan v. the Utah Jazz
- Jazz are amazing to have stayed above water without Donovan and Mike
- However, Jazz are wearing out and a lot is being asked of Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson
- Warriors and Blazers were playing playoff games and it showed
- Biggest concern on the Jazz
- Completely freaking out.
Jazz Game Rewind – Jazz offense sluggish as they fall to Blazers
The Utah Jazz fall short to the Portland Blazers, 105-98, as the offense struggled to get into a rhythm while still missing their two All-stars. For a recap of tonight’s action, tune into this edition of Jazz Game Rewind!
POSTCAST – Jazz offense wears down and Dame and CJ have the answers
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