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    Ava Wallace: Scott Brooks says he’s been told Beal’s back tightness is not related to his hip injury. “Don’t think it’s going to be lasting, I’m hoping that a day off today and a day off tomorrow, he’ll be back against Utah… that’s the hope.”
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    Justin Kubatko: Donovan Mitchell has scored at least 35 points in each of his last three games: 41 37 42 Mitchell is the first @Utah Jazz player to record at least three straight 35-point games since Karl Malone in 1992-93. pic.twitter.com/Sd6c4RRqRC
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    bet he's the first to take 30 shots in two of them to get it

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    https://kslsports.com/457314/jazz-gu...in-over-kings/

    The Jazz sorely missed Jordan Clarkson as they struggled to maintain a consistent offensive attack, but were carried by Donovan Mitchell’s enormous 30 point second half which came amid active conversations between the guard and Kings bench.

    The Kings scored 47 in the 2nd half. Way to carry them!

    Mitchell was just 5-28 over the last three games from deep as the entire team has struggled to shoot the ball, but the Jazz rebounded by shooting 36 percent from three after opening the game 0-5, and connected on on 18 of their final 45 attempts.

    but he's carrying them!

    But while Mitchell, Ingles, and Conley turned in enormous performances, it’s clear the Jazz are missing Jordan Clarkson, the front runner for Sixth Man of the Year who has missed the last two games with an ankle sprain.

    not clear to me

    Georges Niang who scored 12 points off the bench for the Jazz described what the team is missing without Clarkson.

    12 from Niang without playing 1 on 5

    The Kings had one of the better performances against Rudy Gobert that the Jazz have seen so far this season. Richaun Holmes scored 25 for Sacramento while Gobert was held to just six points on two field-goal attempts.

    and the Kings scored 47 in the 2nd half against Rudy and company. Way to get the best of him!



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    https://www.ksl.com/article/50144148...over-the-kings

    "He was creating for other people," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "And a lot of times when you do that you're the one that ends up with the shot."

    too bad Mitchell can't LEAD that way

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    https://www.sltrib.com/sports/jazz/2...-team-donovan/

    Tonight, he had 42 points, while not even having a spectacular game: he only shot 12-31 after all, only 3-12 from three. We’ve certainly seen a lot better.

    hard not to be better
    Tonight, the Jazz needed Mitchell to carry that load. With Sacramento switching every screen, the Jazz’s ball movement got a little bit stagnant. Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic didn’t have much isolation success, and Jordan Clarkson was out due to an ankle sprain, so they really needed Mitchell to be relatively efficient tonight even while taking a lot of shots.

    how can their be ball movement when one guy brings the ball up the court and shoots it and no one else touches the ball?

    And he was. Sure, the 3-point shot was inconsistent, but he had the drive game going. Richaun Holmes actually can block a decent number of shots — he’s seventh in the NBA this year in that category — but Mitchell uses his body well to prevent it here.

    and the best shooter in the league is wide open in his favorite spot!
    But really, the big key was getting to the free-throw line a whopping seventeen times. Take this play, for example: Moe Harkless is a relatively good defender, but he’s using the handcheck trick to try to slow Mitchell’s path to the rim. So Mitchell draws attention to the contact by gathering, then drawing the ball up underneath that arm. Now, it’s not just a side-out foul, either; it’s two free-throws.

    Ingles and Bojan wide open

    That being said, Mitchell tricking opponents works best when playing, literally, the worst defense in league history. (At least, the Kings have the worst defensive rating in league history right now, though we’re in an offensive golden age.)

    to be that horrible against such a bad D

    I thought, to a large degree, Joe Ingles came in the game and changed this. He was the big thing that got the Jazz’s blender going again. As Snyder put it, the Jazz need to “really play with quick decisions and 0.5 second reads — not shot fake — and drive into a gap to get someone else a shot.” Ingles does all of those things.

    Yep 3rd quarter with Mitchell on the bench. Now that's fun basketball to watch

    The other thing is that the other Jazzmen started to move off the ball in productive ways after those switches. During the Jazz’s big early deficit, Snyder (according to Georges Niang) said that the team wasn’t doing anything to help Conley and Mitchell in their isolation plays. Instead, they needed to still give the iso scorer another option after the switch. Hence, something like this:

    Like Mitchell cares about other options. You saw him in the above highlites and he ignored them for a tough shot

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    https://www.deseret.com/2021/4/10/22...-of-the-season

    A quick pre-note note: When the Jazz are playing pretty horribly and there are a lot of sloppy possessions, but they put together just a few minutes of good basketball, just enough to beat a bad team, it’s hard to say whether it was good or bad altogether.

    Mitchell and Bojan are playing horribly as usual

    When the Jazz are engaged on defense and their spacing is where it is supposed to be they really do look unstoppable. Honestly, even when they are missing the shots, if they are the right shots there’s not a lot to be mad at. They had a short run in the third quarter, and then another one to close the fourth, where things were clicking pretty nicely. The way the Jazz closed out the game was the highest note for them.
    yep. Unfortunately Clarkson will be back and Mitchell and Bojan will still be in there

    Conley, who added 26 points in the win, was the most steadying force for the Jazz in the game. The Jazz went 0-of-8 from the field and 1-of-4 from the free throw line before Conley threw Rudy Gobert a lob for their first bucket. They’d gone nearly five minutes without hitting a shot. When they went 0-of-7 from 3-point range to start the game it was Conley who broke that drought.
    Too bad the ball isn't always in Mike and Joe's hands

    On the Kings side of things, Richaun Holmes had just an incredible game with 25 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. Through the majority of the game he was making Gobert look pretty bad and was just the more energized of the two.
    and half of it came while Rudy was on the bench before Rudy shut him down in the 2nd

    There really are quite a few things not to like about how the Jazz played. But let’s start with the offensive spacing. Without Jordan Clarkson creating shooting opportunities for the second unit, and with both O’Neale and Bogdanovic seeming to want to drive more than shoot from outside, the ball was not moving and that makes it really difficult to get open shots, not to mention anything for Gobert in the paint. The Jazz are not a team that operates well with the paint clogged and the Kings’ defense seemed to recognize that pretty early on and used their switches to make things even more difficult.
    mostly Mitchell's selfish play

    Georges Niang hit a 3 midway through the fourth quarter and then was backpedaling down the court talking trash to the Kings bench, but then ran over Mo Harkless and fell straight on his rear. That’s not how you want to cap off a good play.
    was classic Georges!

    The Jazz would probably do well to come out to start a game the way the Kings did.
    but that would mean their superstar passing the ball

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    https://www.slcdunk.com/2021/4/10/22...cramento-kings

    Is there any other person you could give it to? Setting aside a forgettable first-half in terms of efficiency, Mitchell tied his season high of 42 points (and stashing his second 40-point outing in the past three tries). He needed 31 shots, a shadow of his poor first half, but went 15 of 17 from the free-throw line. The makes at the line tied a career high while the attempts set a new career-best mark.

    the guy that led the defense to shut down the Kings in the 2nd half? The guy that got them rolling offensively in the 3rd(Ingles)?

    Couldn't watch it again

    but I don’t like the boxscore much. Bojan still in a slump and Donovan taking more shots than the rest of the starters combined won’t take the Jazz very far when it matters. This team is good when seven players are scoring in double digits. The encouraging points are Joe taking shots confidently and Minivan having a good run but 36% from three against a bad perimeter defense is just decent. A shoot out is ok when you shoot better than the opponent, at 41% that was the case most of the time, recently not so much.
    If the opposite team packs the paint and gives away open threes so be it (seeing Rudy and Derrick taking only six shots makes me think it was the case) but I’m not convinced this team is able to beat another contender with three starters scoring a combined 19 points.

    Posted by Bigfee on Apr 11, 2021 | 1:57 AM
    someone gets it

    Jazz tried to share the ball in the first half. Mitchell had only 12 points at half time. Jazz down 6. In the second half, Mitchell picked up his shot count and usage time. Jazz outscore the Kings by 22.
    Are you sure you know what you are asking for? Ideally, everybody would be playing well so the ball could be shared more and we could have seven players scoring in double digits. But you need to keep your eye on the prize which is getting a win. When Gobert is not getting any shots because of the way the defense is playing or if O’Neale/Oni aren’t scoring because they’re just missing open shots or if one of those scorers is on the bench because of an ankle injury; well, I don’t know about you but I’m glad Mitchell played the way he did last night. If the point came where he just said "I’d better let the other guys get theirs so we can have seven double digit scorers," the Jazz lose last night.
    There are times when they are a better team because one of the guys steps up and takes over. The Jazz have had huge scoring nights from Mitchell, Clarkson, Conley, Ingles, Gobert, and even Niang and it’s a good thing they had the talent to step up with the others are misfiring. The strength of the Jazz offense isn’t getting seven double digit scorers every game but that any of seven players can step up with 25+ points when needed.

    Posted by jmnunes5 on Apr 11, 2021 | 10:11 AM
    How were they trying to share the ball when Mitchell comes down and shoots while his teammates stand around watching?

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    https://sircharlesincharge.com/2021/...ll-disrespect/

    For being the best player on the best team, record-wise, in the NBA, Donovan Mitchell has not gotten much consideration for the NBA’s MVP award. Generally, the best player on the best team is usually one of the favorites to win the award.


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