25 March 2009
If you haven't seen Deron's slide show on NBA. com it is here, it is about 3 minutes.
JAZZ @ SUNS PREVIEW.
We will be running a "Cover it live" for tonight's game for those not able to watch.
I am having a difficult time with tonight's game. The Suns have won five in a row and Jason Richardson is on fire. This a road game and the second of a b2b, however the Jazz have won 3 out of the last five in Phoenix. The game is also on National Television of which we are 5-0 for the season so far, Something has to give.
Leandro Barbosa is out. Our bench is much better than theirs. They have Shaq. We have D-Will.
I'm not going to pick a winner I will just throw out some stats that the Jazz have to get to win.
Jazz will have to score 118 to win. Why. here are the last five games for each team- Utah 129,87,103,101,99. Phoenix 106,154,126,128,118. I don't think the Jazz win if they score less than 118.
The bench will need to score close to 50 tonight (47-51), meaning Millsap, Korver and AK will need to get 15 each and Knight and Collins need to combine for 5 which is not to much to ask.
We have to have less than 14 turnovers. We should get close to 110 possessions tonight and need to take care of the ball.
Memo has to outstat Shaq, meaning more points, rebounds and assists. He doesn't have to play better just get better stats than Shaq or Cancel out his stats.
Deron needs at least 5 rebounds.
Boozer needs at least 10 Free Throws. In His last five games he has shot 2,4,2,1,5 in that order-translation Boozer is not taking it to the hole. Period. He is playing soft or scared or not getting the calls either way he is not pressing the issues which he needs to be.
Ronnie Brewer on the other hand, his last five games at the free throw line look like this 9, 4,4(of the bench), 4,8
This doesn't count +1's so the stats may be a little off, but you can see who is being more aggressive. I will try to find a complete list on 82 games.
Vegas has the spread as Suns by one point which in my mind is essentially a pickem. Accuscore has the Suns winning 56% of the time out of 10,000 games, and ESPN 1 million dollar challenge has 52.7 percent of the fans picking the Jazz. I pick a good game.
Games of the night. A lot of good games tonight.
Spurs @ Hawks. I say Hakws by 6.
Nuggets @ Hornets. I say Hornets by 12.
Celtics @ Magic. I say Celtics by 2.
Warrios @ Mavericks. I say Warriors by 6.
Jazz @ Suns. I say Jazz by 3.
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