Category Archives: Utah Jazz

First Round Series Previews at Hickory High

There’s a ton of great NBA Playoff info at Hickory High.  Video and statistical previews abound.  You’ll get more great tidbits there than anywhere else.  Go check it out:

East

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics

West

San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers

DeMarcus Cousins’ Game-Winning Post-Up

(AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

Late in the fourth quarter on Friday night, DeMarcus Cousins drew a foul and made the game-winning free throws to defeat the Utah Jazz.  Let’s take a look at how Utah chose to defend Sacramento down the stretch, and how Cousins got in position to win the game.

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New Post at Hickory-High.com on Alec Burks

Go check out what the rookie has been up to

So far, Burks hasn’t spent much time in isolation situations, but when he has, results have not been good. He’s averaging only 0.52 points per possession in isolation according to mySynergy Sports, and his low shooting percentages are consistent across all of his isolation shots. Burks is shooting 29 percent on shots at the rim and 30 percent on jumpers outside the lane. The good news is that Burks is not settling for jumpers and is getting into the lane on over 60 percent of his isolation possessions. Based on his ability to finish in non-isolation situations and in college, Burks should eventually learn the nuances of dealing with NBA big men. He’ll need to learn this because his jump shot has been a weakness since college.

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Lebron James Fuels His Critics in a Heat Loss

(AP photo/George Frey)

After a big comeback, led by Lebron James’ 17 fourth quarter points, the Miami Heat had an opportunity to steal a road game against the Utah Jazz. The Heat had the ball out of bounds and wanted to give Lebron the chance to win it. Let’s take a look at what went down in a game that’s sure to ignite the Lebron critics.

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So…Paul Millsap Should Be An All-Star


In a crowded group of quality power forwards in the Western Conference, Paul Millsap has forced his way into the All Star discussion.  His PER has jumped up to 25.5 (5th in the NBA) from 19.8 last year.  Amar at SLC Dunk had a great post on Millsap’s new levels of effectiveness from different spots on the floor.  Millsap has vastly improved his shooting percentages at the rim and from 3 to 9 feet, ranking among the top PFs for each.  I want to take a look at how Millsap gets these opportunities.

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