01 December 2009
The last time a team shot above 60% for three consecutive games was in 1994 by the Indiana Pacers. The Jazz were 1.6% off of shooting tonight to tie that record. Had the Grizzlies been a bit more competitive then it probably would have happened as the Jazz played the bench pretty much the whole 4th quarter. I think a big key to these big wins the Jazz have been getting is Carlos Boozer. Honestly, at the beginning of the year, who would have thought we’d be praising Boozer this much? In the last 15 games, he has shot over 50%in 13 of them. If that isn’t consistent, then I don’t know what is. Not only that good shooting percentage, but he has also been averaging 10.8 rebounds along the way. The last 3 home games I’ve seen the Jazz play more complete team ball than I have in a long time. They are sharing the ball, passing to the open man, setting solid screens, hustling to the loose ball, and playing like a team. This is the way Jerry Sloan’s system is supposed to be run. Not only did everyone that played in the game score, but six players were in double figures. Brewer was one shot away from a career high as well.
One interesting stat is the plus/minus. If you look, the Jazz were so efficient tonight, that everyone had a plus/minus of at least +11 (with the exception of Koufos who only played 4 minutes). It’s very exciting to see young players such as Maynor and Matthews continue to emerge into very young talent in this league. I still continue to wonder how Matthews went from an undrafted no name to a starter in the NBA. He, along with Maynor, fit in perfectly to the system the Jazz are running. It’s great to see a solid replacement for Brevin Knight from last year running the point (even though we all thought Price was going to be filling that void).
It a nutshell, the Jazz clicked on all cylinders tonight. They couldn’t have done any wrong. Everyone came to play despite only dressing 9 players. I’m really interested to see what this team can do with 11-12 players dressed all ready to play. If it continues then the NBA could be in for a rude awakening. Scott Mckell.
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|Carlos Boozer, PF||32||9-14||0-0||6-6||1||14||15||7||3||1||2||2||+24||24|
|Ronnie Brewer, SG||42||11-16||1-3||2-2||1||2||3||1||3||0||1||3||+29||25|
|Mehmet Okur, C||15||1-2||1-1||2-2||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||4||+10||5|
|Deron Williams, PG||39||9-15||3-5||1-2||0||2||2||6||2||0||5||3||+25||22|
|Wes Matthews, G||38||6-7||2-2||3-3||0||1||1||5||2||0||2||2||+12||17|
|Paul Millsap, PF||24||0-5||0-0||4-4||1||2||3||3||0||3||0||2||+11||4|
|Eric Maynor, PG||25||4-12||0-3||2-2||1||3||4||5||2||0||2||3||+15||10|
|Kyrylo Fesenko, C||20||5-6||0-0||1-2||1||4||5||1||1||1||0||2||+12||11|
|Kosta Koufos, C||4||0-0||0-0||2-2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||-3||2|
|Andrei Kirilenko, F||DNP LOWER BACK STRAIN|
|Kyle Korver, SG||DNP LEFT KNEE SURGERY|
|Ronnie Price, PG||DNP SPRAINED LEFT BIG TOE|
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