By Daniel Olsen
Oct. 29, 2018
It was a heated game. Quin had to be restrained from going at the referees, players got banged up and the Utah Jazz eeked out a win over the Maverik gas station team. Here’s how they did it:
Gobert got 3 blocks again:
The Jazz are 4-0 this season when Gobert gets three or more blocks and 0-2 when he doesn’t. That shows that the block parties he starts has his teammates firing on all cylinders. He also affects so many inside shots. He was a force to be reckoned with. He showed that as he recorded a team high 23 points and 16 rebounds to go along with his 3 swats in his heroic double double effort. Long story short: Gobert was the man.
The Jazz bench runs deep: While guys like the miniature JJ Barea and the rookie/NCAA champion Jalen Brunson were only dropping one bucket a piece in the loss, bench players on Utah such as Grayson Allen and Giorges Niang really made their presence felt in double-digit scoring efforts! The Jazz bench outscored the Mavs’ 37-22. Since the bench is running so deep, Grayson Allen could reportedly be excused of his rookie water & towel boy duties as early as this week.
They scored more than their opponent: It doesn’t take Sherlock or even Watson to figure out that when the Jazz score more than their opponent, they are undefeated. It’s nice that the Jazz scored a respectable 113 while holding Dallas to a whopping 104 which in this year’s NBA is the new 98.
Up next: Ricky Rubio faces his former team as the Jazz take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Halloween night. Jimmy Buckets beware you’re in for a scare!
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