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TWITTER THREAD – Same game different outcome via the tweets of @lockedonsports

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Jazz 11 Pelicans 10 with 6:49 left in the 1st Quarter
Favors with a power dunk
Jazz look more comfortable guarding Julius Randle tonight
Keeping Pelicans out of transition still vital for win

Pelicans 35 Jazz 34 with 8:33 left in the 2nd quarter
Favors 10 points and 3 rebounds
Korver with 8
Jazz making a few more mistakes than they usually do with help defense or group rebounding.

Jazz 48 Pelicans 41 with 2:58 2nd quarter
Jazz defensive intensity increasing. Jazz had 3 steals last game v. Pelicans have 4 already tonight.
Currently a 9-2 run by the Jazz
Gobert has tied Stockton for 4th on Jazz all time rebounding list

Jazz 76 Pelicans 62 with 5:38 left in the 3rd Quarter
Anthony Davis is done for the game. Pelicans were -18 with him on the floor
Gobert has 19 point and 10 rebounds.
Rubio has 10 assists is just 3 for 11 shooting but Jazz are +19 with him on the floor.

Jazz 102 Pelicans 88 with 7:50 left in the 4th quarter
Derrick Favors with a season high 25 points
Ingles and Favors are torching the Pelicans bench with the middle pick and roll
Last game it was 103-89 with 7:27 left when the Pelicans went on a 22-2 run

Jazz 104 Pelicans 95 with 4:59 left in the 4th quarter
3 turnovers on the last 5 possessions
Jazz 114 Pelicans 104 Final Score
Joe Ingles 10 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists
Derrick Favors 25 points, 5 rebounds
game got to 4 points and the Jazz answered tonight

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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LOCKED ON JAZZ – Defense is rolling, weekend in review and Bradley Beal breakdown

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The Utah Jazz took care of business this weekend and now head out on a crucial east coast road trip. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes a look at the playoff picture and how it is all playing out plus the Jazz stellar defense against the Brooklyn Nets.

Then Locke breaks down Bradley Beal and how the Jazz have to defend him and what it takes to deal with him. Most importantly, how can Rudy Gobert impact his game.

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POSTCAST – Locke and Boone after blow out win and look to the road trip

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Utah Jazz radio team post game show after the Utah Jazz blow out the Brooklyn Nets

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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz dominate Nets from early run to the finish

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SUMMARY:  The Jazz go a 27 to 2 run from the first quarter to the second and blow out the Brooklyn Nets on their way to a 114-98 win.

  • Rudy Gobert was a dominating defensive force tonight that ruined the rhythm of both D’Angleo Russell and Caris LeVert. Gobert’s length has such an impact on the opponents shot selection that players get uncomfortable because they are not talking their normal looks.  The Jazz defense has held 7 of the last 10 opponents to under a point a possession

 

  • This game was interesting because both the Nets and Jazz play an analytics heavy game. The Jazz take the  6th most amount of shots at the rim and the 6th most amount of threes for the 4th most amount of “smart” shots at 76%   The Nets take the 12th most amount of shots at the rim and the 4th most amount of 3s for the 5th most amount of smart shots at 75%.   Now that is fine expect that both teams defensively take the same approach and deny these shots.  The Jazz rank 1st at 62.5% and the Nets rank 2nd at 64% at allowing fewest amount of smart shots.   So what happens?

 

  • The defenses won out. The Jazz took 29% of their shots as mid range shots compared the their usual 24% and the Nets shot an unreal 40% of their shots as mid range shots compared to their 25%.   Moreover, neither team shot them very well.  The Jazz were 8 of 29 and the Nets were 9 of 39.  At one point in the game the Nets were 4 of 22 on paint non restricted area shots.

 

  • D’Angle Russell had a miserable night. He finished 2 of 11 on mid range shots.

 

  • Derrick Favors had a sequence of the game when he was so much bigger and stronger than any of the Nets they couldn’t get a rebound. The Nets were trying to play zone and had to bail out of the zone because Favors was too much of a force on the boards

 

  • The Jazz bigs killed the Nets. Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 17 rebounds as well as 3 blocks and Derrick Favors had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.

 

  • The Jazz were able to get off 13 corner 3 attempts which is a lot and a ton when you consider who they were playing. The Jazz are averaging well over 10 corner 3 attempts for the last 10 games.

 

  • Donovan notched another 20 point game. He has had 20 in 28 of his last 30 games

 

  • 13 three pointers for the Jazz. 12 seems to be the magic number for wins

 

  • Solid win now onto the East for a 4 game trip of huge importance.
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