Jazz’s “road trip” to the East takes a wrong turn. After a quiet victory at Madison Square Garden, the Salt Lake City team lost to the Nets and was downright cut tonight in Boston. ” We took a spanking “, also recognizes Donovan Mitchell, author of 37 points (13/24) in a defeat of 28 units, one of the worst of their season.
While the Celtics displayed their best collective form of the year, Utah, according to its coach Quin Snyder, showed a package through: not enough movement of the ball, lack of communication and concentration in defense, lack of precision and execution, inability to respond to the energy and intensity of the opponent…
” Instead of coming together, we broke up. These are the same things that happen when you stop playing the way you are supposed to and want to play, like a title contender. It’s about defending and sharing the ball in attack “Notes Rudy Gobert whose formation generated only 13 assists (against… 37 at the Celtics), their second worst mark of the season in the field.
If we rely on this factor alone to assess the quality of the circulation of the leather, the results are rather eloquent: the team posts an average of around 24 assists in victories, against less than 20 in defeats. As soon as Mike Conley and the others generate 27 offerings, the victory is also automatic (12 occurrences).
Adversity to progress
But the Frenchman does not stop at this dimension alone to explain the current little trot of Jazz (six wins, six losses) as the playoffs approach. ” It starts with: are we willing to sacrifice for each other? I believe we will get there. […] We’re going to have to do things for each other. When you look at all the title contenders, it’s not just about having talent but about having guys who are willing to do things for each other. »
Collective efforts are demanded by the pivot, where his teammate at the back believes that the team lacks responsiveness when it is mistreated like this night. “ When the opposing team makes it more difficult for us and pushes us to play on the half-court, we have to find ways to counter them. Whether the shots come in or not, our defense cannot depend on our offense “Judge Donovan Mitchell.
This blow of less well of the Jazz has, for the moment, no consequence in the classification since the Jazzmen cling to the 4th place but being tied with the Mavs. And Rudy Gobert believes that adversity has made this team better in the past and ” I think it will make us even better. It’s just a defeat, it’s not the end of the world. But you have to understand how you lose and control what you can. »
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