Triple Teams

The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2015

February 9th, 2015 | by Matt Pacenza
A trio of observations about the Jazz come-from-behind win on the road over the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, as soon as I finish stroking my beard. 1. Steve Who? It’s surprising, given how badly the Jazz have needed outside...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings 2/7/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings 2/7/2015

February 7th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Gordon Hayward’s big game made the difference. Hayward’s had a run of good games of the last 2 weeks, and tonight’s was no exception. He scored 30 points on 13-23 shooting (including 3-8 from 3), he only took...
The Triple Team: Jazz at Suns 2/6/15
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The Triple Team: Jazz at Suns 2/6/15

February 7th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
1. Styles Make Fights, and The Jazz Lost This Fight When these Jazz play these Suns it’s always a fascinating combat of style: Utah’s power, with one more talented big than may fit on the roster, and Phoenix’s...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies 2/4/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies 2/4/2015

February 4th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Utah was able to respond to Memphis’ runs, but can’t get closer than 5. Let’s start by looking at the PopcornMachine graph of the scoreline in tonight’s game: It was actually quite impressive: 4...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors 1/30/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors 1/30/2015

January 30th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Jazz use their size to bully Golden State. A great deal of the Warriors’ success this season is due to their positional versatility in the starting lineup. That’s especially true with regards to Draymond Green, who...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers 1/28/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers 1/28/2015

January 28th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Jazz bring fight against LAC. The Jazz have had real trouble with top NBA offenses this year, getting blown out by Dallas, Toronto, and Golden State. So when the Clippers came in for their 4th matchup for the Jazz as the...
The Triple Team:  Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics 1/26/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics 1/26/2015

January 27th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Jazz’s poor and unlucky 2nd quarter costs them tonight’s game. The Celtics outscored the Jazz 38-14 in the second quarter, through a mix of Jazz offensive struggles and a lack of defensive effort. As Quin Snyder...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets 1/24/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets 1/24/2015

January 24th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
1. Unusually, it was perimeter excellence that led to success for the Jazz. The guard line for the Jazz generally haven’t been stellar scorers this season. Joe Ingles, the team’s starting SG due to injury, came into...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Bucks 1/22/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Bucks 1/22/15

January 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The Jazz won their first game in two years without the services of Derrick Favors.  It was a… weird win. We’ll take it! 1. The Start of the Dante Exum Era? With attention on Derrick Favors’ absence from...
Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers 1/21/2015
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Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers 1/21/2015

January 21st, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
  Editor’s note: Oops. We accidentally had two different writers compose a Triple Team recap for tonight’s game… mea culpa. As a result, you get 6 whole points in what we’ll avoid calling the Sextuple...