10 March 2009
The Indiana Pacers have lost 18 games this year by 3 points or less which is crazy, considering their injuries and how young their team is. They will be a playoff team next year.
The Jazz are probably playing the best team basketball that I have seen in ten years. They are confident,poised and are handling 4th quarter situations much better than they have over the past few years. Deron has a lot to do with that, but the entire team is playing together on both ends of the floor.
Geek Stat- During the streak the Utah Jazz have outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter by an average of 7 points.
The Jazz played pretty much how I thought they would. I think that it is at the point that we as Utah Jazz fans can expect the Utah Jazz to do certain things every night. The players in the game may change but the end product should be the same.
Here are a few things that we can expect when all of our players are healthy.
First, at least Five players in double figures every night. We have 9 legitimate players that can do it on a regular basis. I realize that minutes are important but with nine guys who can score in double figures you have to play the player that is shooting hot.
Second, at least 33 points of the bench every night. Between AK, KK, Millsap, Knight and Harpring this should be no problem. Interestingly enough our best five man unit both offensively and defensively is Williams-Korver-Kirilenko-Millsap-Okur if you want to take a month to analyze all the stats at 82games.com go ahead it is amazing information.
Third, a minimum of 21 assists per game. Easy if D-will gets 11 every night.
Fourth, a shooting percentage of between 48-50%.
Highlights from last night.
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