Literally everyone of us on press row thought they were about to give a technical foul to Mike Conley and we were freaking out and we all held our breath until Dan Roberts announced it was on Olynyk and we all sighed lolol – 10:00 PM Man can you imagine? We almost had the first Mike Conley technical foul and the first Jazz triple double in the same game – 9:59 PM We all thought the refs were set to hand Mike Conley his first career technical foul. Instead, he gets the personal, and Kelly Olynyk gets the T. – 9:59 PM Ben Anderson @BensHoops As long as Walker Kessler is on the Jazz they’re going to want to have a plus pick and roll defender to play alongside him.
Toronto is now up to 20 — TWENTY — offensive rebounds and 13 second-chance points, and Will Hardy is displeased. – 10:28 PM Raptors seem to be getting every other shot in the restricted zone blocked but they’ve still got 17 offensive rebounds – 10:25 PM If the Jazz ever get rid of Take Note as their slogan, they should have to change their name. It’s the only good official slogan that has ever existed. – 10:22 PM The Raptors trail 65-60 at half. They looked like they were going to be blown out but an 11-2 edge in turnovers and a 15-3 edge in offensive rebounds took care of that. VanVleet has 16&5 for Raptors. Jazz have four in double figures. – 10:11 PM HALFTIME: Jazz 65, Raptors 60.
Everybody else: 15-for-46. – 10:08 PM Jazz up 65-60 on the Raptors at halftime. Jazz are destroying Toronto in halfcourt… 112 ORtg, 86 DRtg. But Toronto’s been able to get 36% of their possessions as transition, thanks to 11 Jazz TOVs and some really iffy transition D. – 10:08 PM The 60 points they scored showed the Raptors offence got going; the 65 they surrendered showed the defence never did Jazz by 5 at halftime – 10:08 PM Yes, the Raptors are having a tough time on offence but the Jazz is shooting like 60 per cent from the field on ’em – 10:02 PM Conley is eating because Toronto is fiercely staying home on Utah’s shooters. It’s almost as if the Raptors are daring Conley to score – 10:01 PM OH MY GOD….
– 10:48 PM Jazz 96-92 after 3. The scoreboard here says the Jazz have an offensive rating of 128. That feels right! – 10:48 PM Raptors have 23 offensive rebounds to the Jazz’s 6. Raptors have committed just 4 TOs to the Jazz’s 14. As a result, Raptors have attempted 85 shots to the Jazz’s 58. And yet, by virtue of the Jazz shooting 56. 9% overall/12-32 from 3 vs. Toronto’s 41. 2/5-15, Utah leads 89-88. – 10:42 PM Good news: The Raptors have 23 offensive rebounds, tying a season-high with 14 minutes left. Bad news: they only have 5 more 2nd-chance points than Utah, who have 6 offensive rebounds. They’re shooting 5-for-18 off their offensive boards. – 10:42 PM It is totally wild that the Jazz are winning a game in which the opposition has taken 27 more FGA and 8 more FTs than them – 10:40 PM I just think that every Jazz fan should be rooting for Kessler to get a triple-double because if someone like him doesn’t break the drought…it could end up someone like Vando and then he’s traded, or imagine….
Also, Mike Conley with 19p/8a, Jordan Clarkson 23p/5a, Malik Beasley 14p, Collin Sexton 12p/4a. FVV has 34/12r/10a. – 11:31 PM Andy Larsen @andyblarsen Jazz beat Raptors 131-128. Markkanen finnishes (heh heh heh) with a 28p/13r performance on 7-13 FG. Kessler: 17 points, 14 rebs, 7 blocks. Conley: 19 points, 8 assists, and 2 blocks himself. Jazz play Hawks next on Friday. – 11:31 PM Kessler low key made an incredible play there. Fumbled the ball and the lay in that would have sealed the game. But didn’t hang his head, came down, bothered Precious’ shot and grabbed the traffic rebound. The Jazz are going to win this – 11:21 PM Man, Raptors with a brainfart not fouling Walker immediately when he rebounded that miss. Instead, Conley gets the FTs, makes both, puts the game away.