06 February 2009
I feel like things are clicking with Ronnie Brewer on both ends of the floor. At the beginning of the season he struggled, I think that this was mostly due to the lack of Deron Williams on the floor. With D-will back Brewer seems confident, comfortable and aware of the entire floor both offensively and defensively.
A perfect example of this was a set a play last night on a fast break. It was a three on two and Deron had Ronnie to the right just in front of him and Korver to the left about 12 feet ahead of that but had a bad angle on the pass two Korver. Brewer called for the ball knowing that his angle was much better two get a for sure basket. D-Will gave it up early two Brewer who then pushed it up to Korver for a right handed layup streaking in from the left side.
The great players recognize a basket two or three passes ahead. I wondering if someone keeps track of the pass before the pass for an assist, the setup pass is what I would call it. The Jazz are great at the setup pass. If anyone knows of a website that tracks these stats I would love to see the stats.
The Kings have two players who can beat us and they both have to play extremely well in order for this to happen, Martin and Salmons. Brad Miller and Bobby Jackson are game time decisions.
The Kings allow 108.9 points per game second worst in the league. The Jazz should put up some impressive numbers tonight even with this being a back to back game.
Prediction- Jazz 114 Kings 97
Match Up of the night Martin against Korver/Brewer
Stat of the night- The Jazz are 1-10 on the second of back-to-backs. I just stat packed the Jazz to a win.
Notes- A win tonight would put the Jazz only 2-2.5 games out of home court.
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