Round 1, Game 2: Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets

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Round 1, Game 2: Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets 

Post#1 » by Inigo Montoya » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:58 pm

Mitchell's 60 point game. Or we lose by 20.
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Post#2 » by stitches » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:03 pm

Inigo Montoya wrote:Mitchell's 60 point game. Or we lose by 20.

44... we win by 6.
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Post#3 » by KqWIN » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:14 pm

After watching game 1, I honestly think we could/should win this series. But we might be gassed and/or lose another shooting contest.
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Post#4 » by stitches » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:15 pm

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Post#5 » by SoCalJazzFan » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Doubtful that DM can score 50+ pts again, but also doubtful that the Nugs can hit over 50% of the 3s.
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Post#6 » by red4hf » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:08 pm

The Jazz are absolutely destroying the Nuggets!!!!!!!
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Post#7 » by red4hf » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:09 pm

Royce is so close to a triple double......
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Post#8 » by stitches » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:19 pm

This game(and the first one) is a perfect example of what I was talking about before the series started - this aggro defense is about the worst defense you can play against the Jazz. Our whole offensive philosophy is based on creating small advantages and building them up like an avelanche to create clean looks. The Nuggets give you the initial advantage(and not even a small one) on a platter! It's all about the execution from then on.

The only question with this series is whether we will be able to stop them defensively. I don't think we will have any trouble scoring.
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Post#9 » by KqWIN » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:37 pm

stitches wrote:This game(and the first one) is a perfect example of what I was talking about before the series started - this aggro defense is about the worst defense you can play against the Jazz. Our whole offensive philosophy is based on creating small advantages and building them up like an avelanche to create clean looks. The Nuggets give you the initial advantage(and not even a small one) on a platter! It's all about the execution from then on.

The only question with this series is whether we will be able to stop them defensively. I don't think we will have any trouble scoring.


They amped up the pressure on Mitchell, but that seemed to make the decisions even easier. Pass around their trap and it's a free open shot or dunk.

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Post#10 » by KqWIN » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:34 pm

After really doubting Mitchell entering this series, I think we just saw the two best games of his career.
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Post#11 » by skywalker33 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:17 am

Just wanted to drop by and congrats you guys on a great win, very strong team play. !!
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Post#12 » by sipclip » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:43 am

Watch this playoff race get turned upside down in the 1st rd. I still think the lakers beat the blazers but it wouldn't shock me to see it go the other way. The clippers got lucky with Porzingis getting tossed or I think they lose game 1. That series could also be a testament to the greatness of Doncic who through 1 1/2 games so far has made Goerge and Leonard look like average defenders. You would think those guys would create a problem for Doncic.

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Post#13 » by SoCalJazzFan » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:55 am

Having Royce on Murray was huge. Not sure Jokic and/or MPJ can beat the Jazz.
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Post#14 » by vryadli » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:31 am

Wow! DM with superefficient 30 ,8 assists and only 3 TO. Must be his best game ever.
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Post#15 » by sipclip » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:46 pm

vryadli wrote:Wow! DM with superefficient 30 ,8 assists and only 3 TO. Must be his best game ever.
Besides his last game. Really impressive when you consider how he struggled against Craig this year.

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Post#16 » by Crunch 99 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:34 pm

Just as I predicted: The Jazz are destroying the Nuggets! :lol:
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Post#17 » by vryadli » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:00 am

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vryadli wrote:Wow! DM with superefficient 30 ,8 assists and only 3 TO. Must be his best game ever.
Besides his last game. Really impressive when you consider how he struggled against Craig this year.

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I'm not big fan of super prolific scoring with average efficiency. Players don't autograph their points so those of DM or Niang are of the same weight on win scale. The only thing which really matters for me on offence is effect of player on team efficiency.
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Post#18 » by Hoops Addict » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:39 pm

Great game.....the Jazz flex, beat up nuggets.

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