BREAKDOWN—Six 10-game stretches

Throughout this season, I’ve said that the best way to look at the Jazz is in 10- or 20-game stretches. Last night, the Jazz played their 60th game of the season, completing the sixth 10-game stretch. Over the last 40 games the Jazz are 17-23 and far better than they were in the opening 20 games of the season.

Here’s how the Jazz rank offensively and defensively in the NBA over the six 10-game stretches:

jazz 10 game stretches thru 60And here are Utah’s rankings in the Four Factors over the six 10-game stretches:

thru 10 games 4 facotrs

BREAKDOWN—Shooting more threes, but ….

The Jazz have increased their 3-point shooting, but (as the graph below shows) they have not increased their accuracy. However, even with this drop in shooting percentage, the Jazz are still getting the same amount of points per shot from 2s and 3s. The Jazz are receiving .99 points per shot on 3-pointers and .99 points per shot off their 49.7% 2-pointer shooting.

Jazz 3 pt usageUtah’s offense in the month of February is 15th in the NBA. In December, when they shot 39% from 3-point range but only used 22% of their possessions on threes, they were 23rd offensively.