TIPOFF – November 20 – #nbanerd

Locke looks at a crazy night of games in the NBA 5, breaks down some Jazz trends, and introduces a new Excel sheet on who takes smartest shots and who makes most of their shots.

PODCAST – 2 guys on the Pac-12

Ian Furness and David Locke look in-depth at the final two weeks of the Pac-12 season. Who will rise to the top for the championship game? The also discuss the value of field position, punting and more.

TIPOFF – November 19 – Wake up, I’m caffeinated and crazy

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you a daily conversation, leading off with the NBA 5 and then digging deep on the Utah Jazz.

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – The night of “The Tech”

  • Quin’s technical foul will forever be the story of this night. The Jazz were lifeless, dead in the water. The Thunder had gotten physical and made the game hard on the Jazz, and they didn’t have the fight in them to bring it back. The Thunder are so undermanned that they are forced to bring games to a halt, and the Jazz got caught in the trap. Then the tech came. The Jazz were on a mini 4-0 run before the tech but the tech got the Jazz energized.
  • The Jazz closed the second quarter on an 18-3 run to get within 2 points. That sums it up. They were down 17 to the Thunder sans Durant, Westbrook and others.
  • Once the Jazz got it rolling, the Thunder didn’t have the firepower to battle back.   Once the Jazz took the lead, the night was over. The Jazz cruised to a 17-point victory—a 34-point swing.
  • Saturday morning in Toronto, Snyder called Alec Burks out in a film session to get more rebounds. He had 2,4 and 2 in the previous games. Since then, Alec grabbed 10 and 14 rebounds. This is a big-time answer from Alec and tells you a lot about who he is and how much he wants to be really, really good. This is what the Jazz brass all talked about when they signed him to the extension—they were betting on Alec’s desire to be great. He loves the gym and works to be better.
  • Burks is a very good catch-and-shoot 3-point shooter. Last year, he was at 41% and this year he’s above that number. Once he realizes this, he’ll be even better. I’m not sure he realizes how good a catch-and-shoot 3-point shooter he is.
  • The +/- numbers tonight were the exact opposite of what they have been all season. Hayward was 0 and Favors was +1. Gobert was +23, Burks +20, Ingles +14 and Burke +11.
  • Trey Burke played a very strong game tonight. He was breaking the paint and making plays. This actually started in the third quarter in Toronto when the Raptors were isolating him defensively—he got upset and became more aggressive offensively. Tonight, he got into the lane and found people. Over the last five games Burke has 41 assists.
  • The Jazz defensively didn’t want to let Reggie Jackson or Serge Ibaka get going.  Jackson finished 4-for-13 and Ibaka was 2-for-13.
  • Enes Kanter had a strong night. He was very good yesterday in practice on the defensive end and it showed today with a 16-point, 15-rebound performance. More than that, he made a bunch of impact plays defensively.
  • The Thunder shot 35.7%—they average 42%. They went 8-for-23 from three, a little above their season average. The Jazz had a good defensive night, holding the Thunder to 81 points.
  • Exum is shooting 38% from three. Plus he had 5 assists and 0 turnovers.
  • 5-7 is a nice start to a month that never looked like it would yield 5 wins.

POSTCAST – Locke and Boone review Utah’s win over the Thunder

TIPOFF – November 18 – What is fair to expect defensively?

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you a daily conversation, leading off with the NBA 5 and then digging deep on the Utah Jazz.

 

TIPOFF – November 17 – Wrapping up the road trip

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke gives you a daily conversation, leading off with the NBA 5 and then digging deep on the Utah Jazz.

JAZZ GAME REWIND – Burke’s buzzer-beater lifts Hayward and the Jazz

Did you miss the Jazz game? Do you want to know who played well and what the key stretch of the game was? Tune in to Jazz Game Rewind to get a recap on last night’s action. Voiced by Austin Facer.