coming back at you to break down Thunder versus Jazz and Utah Final Score one of 4 90 Thunder get another win puts him in the win.
Jazz Lose another one on industry third loss at home this season.
This is supposed to be a place where games are pretty hard to win.
Wins are hard to come by.
Got altitude? Working in your favor of Utah, you have a very good team, a very well balanced team on paper.
But so far this season, the pieces, they're just not coming together in the way that many of us expected.
I mean, I expected Utah to be a top four seed in the Western Conference there.
Combination of experience, uh, the different skills that bring to the court at any given time.
I thought it would all work out in their favor, but, um, as we've seen the results recently, it just hasn't been the case.
Uh, after tonight's contest, Utah drops to 13 and 11.
Okay, see 11 and 12.
So, ironically enough Okay, see is only one and 1/2 games behind Utah in the standings in the Western Conference.
So let's break down the numbers a little bit here on this season.
Utah is 22nd and offense, offense, inefficiency 11th and defense efficiency, but doesn't doesn't tell the whole story.
We gotta look at the last two weeks to get a better picture of how they've been performing recently, because you have to remember that Mike Conley.
This is his third straight missed game because of a hamstring injury, so he hasn't been there to provide the kind of offensive spark and steady hand on offense that the Jazz have grown accustomed to.
So you're looking the numbers here we break down the last two weeks.
They're looking at a point differential, minus six, 18th in offensive efficiency and 24th defense.
Now we have to remember for a second as well that the Jazz.
We're a team that have prided themselves on defense for many years now.
That's kind of been their calling card.
They've been a top five team easily in defensive efficiency, with Gobi remaining the pain defensive player of the year.
You would think that they would be very study on that end, but that just hasn't been the case, not even in the top 10 on the season.
So if you put that together with their offense, which we're gonna get you here in a minute because that's just a big issue that that really puts them on April.
Here it's Ah, it's all kind of very confusing.
Now, before I get to the jazz issues here, I do want to give a shout out to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
They played a very well balanced game tonight.
Uh, they performed very well and that's an absence of Danilo Gallinari, one of their primary initiators on offense.
I actually didn't know he was out tonight until maybe about half time.
I mean, I tuned in a little bit later in the game, but I just kind of came to my attention that he wasn't playing.
So, uh, the the Okay, so you didn't let that stop them from putting the ball in the bucket.
I mean, granted, the only had 104 points, but Health board enough to get the job done tonight.
So for Okay, see it the room tonight.
That's where they did a lot of their damage.
Very high marks.
The jazz here, not so much 55% at the rim.
That really hurt them, even though from mid range they were hitting a lot of those shots.
Now, when it comes to you, the Thunder's offense, they definitely got in transition quite a bit.
Transition frequency is about 20% for this game.
That puts him in the 90th percentile of all teams that have played the seeds.
And so they got on the run.
A lot of that was initiated or caused by the amount of turnovers that Utah had through 1/2 of play.
I tweeted this during the game.
They're in about 17% turnover percentage and on the season there, at about 16.4.
So you gotta put that together there in the bottom 10 and turnover percentage.
I believe they're 26.
They're released. They were before this game.
They might even dropped after this contest because it just couldn't hold onto the ball.
That was sort of it was a very apparent to me as I'm watching this game.
It didn't matter if it was Joe Ingles.
Bogdanovich didn't matter if they weren't fast break of those half court.
Some of them were forced turnovers Some of them were just careless passes.
Uh, I mean, there are different varieties, but anyway, slices, they couldn't hold on to the ball tonight.
And that gave okay, see plenty of opportunities to get the ball rolling and start running and gunning when you have athletes on this team.
Terrence Ferguson's online up right now, so they didn't have to worry about him.
Jeremy Gran has moved on to Denver, but you still have guys that can run the floor at extremely high level.
You don't have to look far to find guys like Shay Gillies. Alexander.
Chris Paul is not the fastest gun in the court, but he can throw those pinpoint passes.
All we all know how much.
But my story is when it comes to just making plays in the half court and full court.
So it really fueled okay, sees attack.
Okay, so he's not one of those teams that's just gonna bombard you with a bunch of threes, or they're gonna drop 110 120 points and they can.
But they're pretty much an average team when it comes to both sides of the ball.
But the Utah offense is just not very proficient.
Here we go to the half court offense.
They couldn't generate that either, so the Jazz weren't running.
They let the thunder run on them.
And when the Utah gone, it's the half court, which is where they like to run a lot of their plays that still was there, working in their favor.
Um, they were at about 78.
4 points, Uh, per 100 half court place tonight, 11 percentile.
They weren't running.
They were in half court in the halfcourt was working for them, either.
So Goto going to the box, score Me.
I can't put the blame.
One person Go Bear did what he needed to do tonight.
19 points, 17 rebounds all around, just being forced into paint the guy we've grown accustomed to seeing over the past several years.
So Colbert held up.
It's part of the bargain.
Bogdanovich had a couple hot stretches in there, but even its 4 17 that's just not gonna get it done.
When you're looking at one of the primary initiators, this is the guy that was time for $80 million this past summer.
If he's going for for 17 the Jazz have a very slim chance winning these games point blank period.
Donovan Mitchell, 10 of 25.
He's been pretty solid this season, but you still prone to have games like this, where apologised isn't falling for him.
You know those floaters that he likes to take the end between Raines, the mid range jumpers.
Sometimes it's okay.
It's sometimes it stops so great.
Julie made 13 out of eight tonight, just not very good at all, and I think a lot more.
That offensive load falls back on his shoulders.
Mike Conley was the guy that was brought in this season this summer to alleviate some of that pressure.
Now that he's not in the lineup with this injury, David Mitchell's coming back to this scenario he found himself in last season and a season before that as a rookie.
So he's coming back into this game.
He's saying to himself, I got to get the ball rolling for us.
I gotta put the ball in the basket.
But it's just hard to do what Conley out of the lineup rests.
O'Neill is starting.
Royce O'Neill is not a guy that's gonna make you respect him on the defensive end.
Uh oh. Of six tonight.
He didn't make a jump shot.
He didn't score, period.
So his defense is excellent.
Excellent post defender, Very strong, very quick on his feet.
He did a very good job on Chris Paul and shake Elise Alexander when he was starting them.
But on the other hand, nothing.
Absolutely nothing as a starter, a guy that's gonna come in.
This is a team start for often, so they might have to change something up here.
Joe Ingles started in the back court without a dimensional.
He was three of seven.
He couldn't get the ball rolling either.
So besides, go bear, this team just doesn't just not have it on the offensive end.
So very disappointing output from not just out of the mitral.
I'm not gonna throw him under the bus, but really everybody as a collective unit, they got good shots, they got threes, they got shots at the rim.
Some of them just kind of rimmed out, and the others were not so great.
Uh, Utah runs a lot of this kind of equal opportunity offense, but what's the point of having equal equal opportunity offense when you only have three or four guys.
If that that could initiate looks.
Emmanuel Booty much, much must love respect to that guy.
Another player who's not gonna demand a lot of respect from the defense.
He was 03 He scored two points off of free throws.
So you know Royce O'Neill.
Emmanuel Moody, eh? These are not guys.
They're gonna light it up.
Don't see except four points.
You only played seven minutes.
He's not gonna commit a lot of respect, either.
Gobert doesn't space the floor.
Joe Ingles has his limitations by Jonathan can do it all himself saying for Mitchell, you put all those pieces together here, you end up with incomplete offense, a package we saw that tonight.
And I definitely want to get into this Maur through some film and looking at more numbers.
But just going on this broadcast here, giving you guys a little snippets of this.
It's just very apparent that the Jazz were really dependent on Bogdanovich to kind of bring them home to get that office of production that they've been lacking 23 points against the Lakers two games ago.
19 points in this last game, 13 points.
Tonight it's he's been out kind of like a downward slope, although his three point percentage for the season is at 45%.
This performance is re kind of breaks out, and he showed you shows you that player he was in Indiana last season, but other times it's just not there.
So for the Jazz, I'm I'm not sure what they need to do here.
Maybe you give Jeff Green more minutes.
Jeff Green is definitely more dynamic offense than a worse O'Neill.
I mean, what do they have to lose? As I stated earlier, their defense over the last two weeks is 24th.
If you take out Rice O'Neill, you put in Jeff Green, you lose some defense shirt, but the office just has to get better.
This offense cannot keep producing at this level, guys 2019 it's almost 2020.
If you score 90 points, what do you think the odds are winning the game? Very slim, even against the thunder.
90 points is not gonna cut.
You gotta break 100 points in this leak.
The average the average amount of points that teams are scoring this season.
I believe it's easily over 100 100 and eight.
I could be wrong on that, but it's easily over 100 points, the worst team in the league right now.
Offensively, I believe it's New York.
There are 100 points again.
So you've got to break that 100 point barrier.
At the very least, that's just not coming together for them right now.
So the Jazz, this is definitely a prime opportunity for them to kind of continued to climb with standing, sir, but they just couldn't get it done.
Um, so they remain in sixth place tonight? Luckily, Houston losses well, but still puts him about two and 1/2 games behind.
Uh, very disappointing start overall from the Jazz.
And we all want to see more from them because they had such promise.
I'm sure wasn't alone in my preseason prediction about them.
Um, maybe you didn't have them as high as I did as a four seater or whatever it was.
But to be six to be seventh.
No, we need more than this from them.
We expect more from them than there were getting so far.
I'm really hoping Carly can come back, but even then I'm not sure if he's gonna provide the kind of offense they need.
You know, he was struggling himself.
We remember the last the first few games he had with the Jazz.
He couldn't make a shot to save his life.
Some of that is probably just an adjustment period, but I don't know, maybe colleagues on the downward slope now he's in his thirties.
I'm not sure how much more he's gonna be able to provide this team.
He's on a hefty contract here, so I don't know.
Maybe we overdid the Jazz.
I didn't mention on a previous pot a previous broadcast here, though, that they're better student as a playoff team.
But what good is it? If you can't perform in the regular season, you can't get yourself fit or 16.
Maybe you slide down the seventh.
Maybe you get ah, first round match up with the Lakers and Clippers.
That's just not the situation you want to be in.
The Rockets have bounced the Jazz the past couple years in the playoffs.
You could match up with them in the first round, so they have to get some more traction here and we're seeing the same story with the Jazz.
When it comes to first half versus second half performance, we've seen a lot of second halfs where they kind of come out to get some momentum.
It's like, Oh, man, they've won 12 the last 14 games But they beat up on teams under 500 to kind of get themselves back in the hunt, get their hopes up, get us excited.
We don't want to face that team in the playoffs.
They're gonna be a tough out if you have to play them around one.
But in the meantime, gotta find some tracks.
You gotta find some answers here.
Dove in Mitchell.
I mean, there's what more can he do? He's not a natural playmaker.
He's only averaging three assists on the season.
Three and 1/2 assists.
He scored 24 points a game.
His percentages air pretty good.
I believe they're an improvement over last season, but one guy can't do it himself, and it all comes back down to creation shot creation.
Who on this team can create their own shot besides, out ofhim? Mitchell Bogdanovich? Sure, Joe Ingles, at times, but other than that, that's it.
Conversely, you go.
Chris Paul is one of the greatest pick and roll maestros No we've ever seen on the basketball court.
Easy money, shakily is Alexander.
He's a young guy.
The second year in the league, he can create on the fly. No problem.
He's gonna get his shots off and then shrewder man, shrewder another shout out to him 11 of 21 tonight.
He is such a crafty quick guard.
You got a lot of flak for kind of flaming on Atlanta.
Kind of, um, out staying his welcome there.
But with Okay, see him.
And he's been really good so far this season.
I Yeah, I feel like he doesn't miss a mid range shot.
He's not making that many of his three easy is under league average of 32% from three by that 45% from the field.
This is the guy that at the quick our position.
If you're shooting 45% you're doing something right here.
80% from the line.
A very reliable guy off the bench, warm, very impressed with what I've seen from Dennis Shrewder.
He's leveraging his speed Well with his handle.
I mean, he's burned hay burner, go bear a couple times, done it off a switch.
He burned a couple other guys.
Just a very solid score for this team.
Not the best contract in the world.
But he came in here and he really kind of dissected that jazz defense at the point of attack.
He's kind of like a Chris Paul Jr and those ways and kind of worth the pickle roll.
Get some space off those screens.
Those rock solid screens that Steven Adam sets them, steps up in sets for him, curls and pops it in the bucket.
No issues at all.
So Dennis Shooter.
Very nice performance from him.
I just kind of want to give him a shout out.
Steven Adams is still solid as well, Guys.
11 11 and 13 tonight for assisted boot.
Four blocks, four of four from the field.
You know what you're gonna get from him every night? Kudos to that guy as well.
Um, this door guy, I mean, I didn't really know who door it was before this game started.
He was three of six another athletic presence that could run the floor? No.
Welcome on the floor.
Um, basically Nater.
So, yeah, you talk first order of business for Utah.
They have to cut down on these turnovers.
Turnovers are, I think, the really kind of sapping a lot of energy out of their offense.
It's already hard enough for them to get good looks, But when you're coming on here and you're giving the ball away, that's just not gonna get it done.
So I'm gonna go back to their turnover percentage here just to kind of make sure I have my facts straight when it comes to how much there turning the ball over.
And, yeah, their 25th at 16%.
So 25th and turnover percentage.
You're not in the least offensive teams, so you do not get a pass for giving the ball up that many times per game.
So, first order of business for the Jazz get those turnovers down.
Do not let these teams, especially ones like the Thunder, burn you by giving the ball to him it and they're gonna face teams even better than the thunder when it comes to kind of getting the ball and running the fast break.
So for them, that's probably issue number one.
They have to address, uh, number to probably have to switch some rotations or at least playing time.
Get Jeff Green and they're a little bit more.
Gives two more minutes, and tonight he played 13 minutes.
He's probably need a little bump, maybe at the expense of Rice O'Neill, maybe at the expense of Yang.
They gotta get some infusion of offensive production, so that's probably the second order of business from them.
Get Carly Beck healthy and not just healthy, But producing Mike Conley is, um, one of the most steady and consistent point guards that we've seen in several years here, probably of the decade.
As you know, we're getting to the end of the decade.
So you need a guy like him back to be able to kind of right, the ship kind of get things back to the natural flow.
Get the rotations back in order.
So those guys at the bottom of the depth chart arguing too many minutes.
That's probably third order of business in the number four shoot better.
You know there's not any really science to that is no, um, you know, anything I can to kind of say that that would really put them back on track, But they just have to shoot better.
Bogdanovich and Mitchell.
They have to be more efficient.
They have to get better shots.
That's that's all there is to it, really, Honestly, their defense is pretty good tonight.
Like I said, Hell, the Thunder! 204 points.
But that offense, man, In today's day and age, you've got to be able to score the rock.
It'll do wonders for you.
Just ask the Wizards.
The Wizards are lighting it up.
They can't stop anybody, but they're lighting it up in their winning games at a decent level.
So those are my three, therefore, home remedies here for the Jazz.
Hopefully, they can kind of take those, um, various issues.
They have kind of rectifying them a little bit because I want to see the Jazz succeed.
I love down of initials game.
I love the kind of offense they run.
I love their whole culture in their home mindset, so I want to see them do well definitely better than they did tonight.
Um and then of course, shots to the thunder.
They're definitely a decent team.
Outside shot of the playoffs, You never know.
So that's about all I got guys for tonight.
Short little broadcast here.
I would definitely get out here in the next couple days and, um, type of something for the jazz on a nice little block post here.
So, um, if you don't know already, I do have a website that's PC basketball dot info.
It would definitely be on the website.
I'll let you all know, um, my Twitter handle is a underscore a underscore roo in 25.
So I would definitely drop it on Twitter when it's out.
Because I definitely want to dive in Maur to these issues the jazz of having when it comes to putting the ball in the bucket.
So a lot more on this coming.
This is just the start.
Ah, I definitely want to get more in depth into what is really hurt into jazz in their office efficiency here, guys.
So thanks for tuning in once again, I'll be back later on this week with more broadcast and then hopefully, um, I could come back a little bit later and the Jazz, and she has some things figured out.
So in the meantime, I will catch you all later.
Enjoy the rest of your night and, uh, see you soon.