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Um, yeah, Utah Jazz.
We'll talk about jazz blazers first.
Uh, since I'm a podcast is a Utah jazz podcast.
I'm just trying to load up the second half of smack down.
I've only seen part of it, so I'm gonna do a second half of smack down here, boy.
Utah Jazz Fault the troll business, Nate 1 24 to 107 Uh, my collie return to the starting lineup.
That was hopefully going to, uh, help the jazz out.
Unfortunately, it did not mean.
I mean, Mike Conley had a pretty good game.
Rosen, what's the bench? Ah, but the jazz.
Right now, I just have a plethora of problems.
That and let's talk about Let's talk about what the problems are.
The jazz are just not playing that well.
They're not playing defense that well the defense of end has been pretty bad for the jazz.
Um, and this is coming as a jazz.
I'm I have been top five defense the past three or four years.
Ah, they also they were also started the year very well defensively.
Um, but offensively, they're just catching up now.
Ah, of just, you know, two weeks ago, the Jazz world top 10 in both the defense rating and offensive ratings, What has happened? All right.
So jazz, our news of the poor straight on games.
And they probably your favorite when they were favor tonight to win.
Uh, hello? T t t that tequila.
Uh, welcome to the broadcast.
What happened to the Jazz? The Jazz A favor tonight in Portland, Portland, who played a late game in L.
Same time zone for Portland in l.
But ah, they did not get home till 2 a.m. three.
Maybe last night.
So second, half of a back to back or segue Obama.
As I say, Portman ah was not geography arithmetic Six.
I want to say to win this game and David literally for 50.
What are you gonna do you can.
I mean, the jazz played some defense.
Could have done something better.
Or is David Letter just comes for 50 is David Willard.
I'm assured why he's an all Star.
Why, he's ah, predominant.
Uh, every every year.
A primitive all star.
Oh, just think just three or four years ago, Damon Willard hadn't been to ah All star game yet.
And they boy, they really have fixed that problem.
David Lord showing why he is one the best guards in the league.
Um, the deaths of two all stars of their own Rudy Gobert.
And really, it doesn't come down Thio.
Uh, muscle guys aren't doing anything wrong.
Um, boys, it's hard.
Uh, so she lets go back to the Houston game last week, She said, without four of their three of their starters, they were they were losing against.
They lost James.
Harder. They lost was Russell Westbrook.
They lost Clint Capela.
Uh, they're on the second half of life back going to I believe they were going to Ah, uh, altitude in Utah and the jazz got run off the floor of that game.
Part of it was because, like they didn't scout.
You know, you don't scout forever. Arreaza.
Would you play the Rockets? You don't scout a five minute with P.
Tucker is your tallest kind of the court, and you don't really don't defend.
That problem is, um, they lose that game.
The Jazz then go to San Antonio the next game, their second half of back to back? Uh, no.
As bad as a CZ going to.
But, you know, they the jazz defense, let the Spurs do whatever they wanted.
They let the spurs, uh, they let the Spurs go and, um, a rocket that the spurs just killed him in the mid range.
Did Mark Rosen got one for 30 ish or so and was just getting a pretty easy, like the Jazz, some private cells in their defense, making sure that you don't take a lot of shots after if you don't take a lot of three pointers.
Um, and the jazz ah, just did that.
Jazz let the Spurs get really comfortable in the mid range.
The experts like 72% in the mid range, which was almost a record ordinary reconnect.
Forget which one it.
Waas So storm upon the radar like most birds, probably shot a lot better then you sue.
But is it because the jazz I'm going to get super comfortable that after a while they just I don't know, It's hard start itself s Oh, yeah, And then the next Ah ah, they prayed the Denver Nuggets Scuse me that ever nuggets and the Nuggets were down by 14 3rd quarter and then just started Bobby threes of And that's another one with the Jazz.
The Jazz played pretty good defense.
They couldn't buy a lot of the They couldn't buy buckets on the offensive end for me in the next 1 27 The one stretch night game on the Jazz made that a valiant effort, um, committed I effort on, uh, at the end of the game, Jordan Clarkson was bombing making problems that isn't like, you know, Jordan talks in scoring a lot, but he was the only one scoring, and nobody else could get rhythm because during Clark said, really is a just ah, not a checker.
But he's a he's a scorer.
And so it can't just short against the Nuggets on national TV, a day's rest.
They cut the port important on the second half of back to back again.
Another gave the Jazz were favored to win jazz.
Um ah, they fall in them, you know, in spectacular fashion. David Letter.
Just very good again.
So besides the Nuggets, some Spurs and, uh, it was Blake's little bit.
Used a lot of five out to really discombobulate the jazz.
They played a lot of switching.
Defense is jazz.
Aren't the jazz have not figured.
I mean, the jazz not figure out switching defense for two or three years now that the shoes of rockets really hurt the jazz with switching defense the last couple years, So yeah.
Ah, but I mean again, David, just call on Eastern houses.
He's never been.
This algorithm is in star life, so I mean, he's just playing.
I mean, we start in L.
We saw we saw it right now they're playing very well.
Um, it's not the end of the world for the Jazz not available for the Jazz.
The Jets are still 32 17.
It's a tough west.
It is a tough West, Um uh, standings.
Um, I personally Welcome Thio.
Who is the man used the man as joining the broadcast.
Uh, this stuff for the judge, as are still fourth in the West right now 32 17 with the matchup against the If the play starts against two Rockets, which I know, Jasmine's aren't really excited for the Blazers and the Spurs are below 500 but the West sold Hostiles are still two good teams.
That just kind of blow 500 does not make them a bad team.
They're still even the sun's there. 28.
I've seen a pretty good team.
Ah, on Smackdown of ah, looks like bra Stroman just beat Ah, Shinsuke Nakamura And now he is the new icy title holder.
I think that's his first singles championship in the W E E U is attacking champion for a little bit.
Michael just confirmed it first singles championship for Bronze Room and talk about that nearly in here.
But the Jazz, 32 17 there.
Two full games behind the Nuggets Clippers.
Now, just a few weeks ago, Jasmine's we're thinking of the Jazz had a chance to go for number one seeds.
Now, here's where I different from suggests ends.
I don't think seating matters all that much.
I don't Um I mean, we're touring.
I mean, maybe we get to game seven or so.
We'll see, because I don't know who the judge will match up against right now.
Their matchup against the Rockets.
Just a few weeks ago, they were massing against the thunder.
Can I tell you, with utmost confidence, I think the Jazz have a better shot at beating the thunder that I beat the Rockets? I do not.
I do. Not at all.
The thunder are is the surprise of the West right now.
Oh, if the janitor's second scene of number seven, I could totally see the thunder upsetting the Jazz in the 27 series.
Well, maybe like the teams.
I mean, the Grizzlies on eight seed Grizzlies, Blazer, Spurs, pelican sons are game go, David, go off.
I don't know if you're watching life.
Uh, yeah, I did the day Davis just having what do you What do you say to a guy who just course with you one and makes it look so easy.
David scores 51.
It was like You all right? Yeah.
That sounds about right.
So good job to the blazers of the gents Defensively have not played well right now.
They need to fix some stuff out.
We need to figure out how to the head.
Will five out lineups because the best player in critical Burt.
And unfortunately, he is being played off the court.
That lineups like, is hard to put it there.
The Jazz are so used to being other guy had fun, Lead them in.
You used to see it here.
I don't see with your daybook.
That's it. That's my game.
Look, um yeah, game is playing very well.
And so I hope you were here for the Rockets were talking very well about the thunder, the general to seat a week ago.
And if it was, if it was just under the playoffs, not jazz Mavericks? No, not confident.
All just rockets.
I don't think there's any easy match up in the in the West.
Ah, so go for the spot, which is very interesting.
Very interesting race.
Well, Grizzlies, blazer, spurs, son's intelligence.
Uh, also by very good teams.
I don't think the Lakers will have a problem with me.
But, like again, if the Jazz, I would feel confident against the Grizzlies, the later Spurs Sons pelicans in a seven game series I think the Jazz would be able to be pleasant.
But we just saw the troublemakers beat the Jazz very easy.
C J McCollum and, um, David Little really give the jazz problems a lot.
Uh, yeah, I think the thunder want to Jasmine the thunder? Probably.
If your first the Clippers the Nuggets of the Jazz I don't know.
I don't know how Thunder Nuggets would look.
Um, I think the thunder would have a chance against the Nuggets, too.
Um, if you're the Mavericks, Jazz, Cuppers, Nuggets, Rockets I mean, really, there's no easy matchups in the West.
That's what I'm trying to get that like I know a lot of Jackson's are disappointed that the Jasmine no longer in that two seats on their two games behind.
And you know, I I think home court advantage doesn't mean that much anymore.
In the West, the West is just so tough.
The dresses right now, a seven man, a seven team race where I can see a lot of like the Lakers and Clippers want to avoid each other as much as I can of the cover silence.
They tend to do that.
We need to get to Oh, but even that is like boy like I mean, I don't know.
The Clippers match up well with rockets.
Do they match up with the Mavericks? Do the Nuggets? Same question.
We do this, he invested well, I guess each other jazz, huh? Uh, do the thunder go five hours in the thunder Gold five out we saw early December, which was a long time ago.
Uh, do the thunder route.
The Jazz for 20 points to Chris Paul played very well.
Congratulations, Chris Paul All start for our RKO three.
I know it's probably leak who? Three or whatever but ark I like I like rustling.
So Rko three is having a say The three most dangerous letters and the debut of Yves.
So yeah, So congrats to Chris Paul, uh, playing very well for thunder, So I don't know if the jazz right now you bought lover Welcome back to the broadcast The jazz right now, playing very well.
Not not playing very well.
They got two all stars is also again, which is a bit like I have to be positive.
They got two all stars.
They played very well this year.
So far of every head off.
Such is that justice went through a great stretch where they want, like, 13 15 like that.
They want 10 in a row and, like 14 of 16 played very well played. Very tough.
They're getting by calling me back.
My colleague played in the starting lineup today.
Um, the box score doesn't say it all.
Uh, but I mean, uh, no, but not eventually at 20 to my colleague 22 root ago, Barely six and 11 though Joe Egos only three points not have been had 25 after 3.
Clark said Gore for 14.
That's Jordan Clarkson and I have ah, very rocky relationship because he chucks like he had four of 82 pointers.
The negative 20.
Like, I don't know, I I didn't get watching the game, so I didn't know that.
4 14 about 4 40 Zachary, my colleague put up 20 shots.
I mean, what time, which was very efficient than 20 points today.
So how are the job's gonna handle the switching? Confesses how? Thank you, Bebe Oliver, for going for fun of the broadcast.
How is, uh, the jazz want integrate these minutes? Because Donald Mitchell not playing all the time medicine.
We know that non official at the fourth quarter score is very good at what he does.
So But thanks for letting me get out here talking right now.
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My job takes a lot of energy.
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