The Utah Jazz blew the doors open in third quarter and put it on cruise control from there on out. Behind Rodney Hood’s 28 points and George Hill’s 22, the Jazz made it look easy winning 110-77.
To the film!
Tim Hardaway wore his best suit of the season. Unfortunately, that’s not saying much (step your suit game up, please) but it was a step in the right direction.
Annnnnnd that about wraps it up.
Can’t go under screens on shooters. George, at nearly 49 percent on the year beyond the arc, qualifies as a shooter.
Reggie Bullock has got to better job reading this play:
Speaking of reading the play better:
Shot clock winding down and Rudy Gobert draws the attention of Tobias Harris on the roll; Stanley Johnson has got to know the only play remaining is the corner three - too slow.
Personnel matters. Gobert sets a flair screen for Gordon Hayward, Drummond could easily jump this pass and get the ball out of Gordon’s hands. The only play Gordon would have is to dump it off to Gobert 20 feet away from the hoop. I’ll live with that.
As predicted in the game preview, the backdoor was wide open:
ONE TIME I’d like see the Pistons get aggressive on defending the pick and roll.
There was zero resistance once Hayward turned the corner.
Drummond puts himself out of position after a gamble that had very little chance at success:
This game was uglier than Tim Hardaway’s suit collection.
See you in Los Angeles.