EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Jazz roll past the Sixers – first 82 game season for Burks and Kanter

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN
• Wire to wire win for the Jazz. A very solid night top to bottom against a tired road weary team.

• If we could play Eastern Conference teams at home every night that would be awesome.

• Jazz starters got the Jazz on a 14-2 start and then when they came back in the game with 4:30 left in the 2nd quarter and up by 9 they stretched the lead to 16 and the Jazz were in total control.

• The Sixers never got inside 14 points in the second half of the game.

• The growth of Kanter and Burks in their first 82 game schedule is fun to watch. Remember these guys played only 66 games last year in a truncated season and this year they are flourishing in the second half of the year. Kanter has developed more and more offensive moves and is really learning how to score. He has different moves and is getting better at reading situations. He even passes. Burks is so much better defensively. He is playing the game harder. The success of his game used to depend entirely on the making shots but he has developed so much more to his game, his rebounding and his defense have become staples that he can rest upon. Terrific to watch these two guys make the jump from year 1 to year 2 and then the big jump happens next year in year 2 to year 3.

• Ron Boone talked in Postcast about a new play the Jazz are running that is being initiated by Hayward and has a ton of motion and movement. Phil Johnson built on that in his visit on the broadcast saying the Jazz ran it 5 straight times and scored on 4 of them and had scored on about 6 of the 8 times they ran it tonight.

• Millsap had great hands tonight and had 3 steals he has had 2 or more steals in 6 straight games.

• Great to see Randy Foye hitting shots. Jazz need him badly in the home stretch and he hit 3 three’s tonight. He opens so much up for Jefferson and Milsap

• 9th straight game big Al went under 20 points, he only played 18 minutes due to foul trouble and a hard elbow to the nose and mouth.

• Solid all around night – Jazz had 7 players in double figures and no one played over 31 minutes

• Get the home wins and grab a few road wins late and we can still make the playoffs.

• Go Warriors.