On June 7, 1998 the Jazz only scored 54 points in game 3 of the NBA finals. The
Jazz made 30% of their field goals. The article is correct with respect to field
goal percentage, but misleading as far as the worst offensive game the Jazz have
Energy schmenergy. They could have played the exact same game, exact same sets,
exact same offense and defense, and if they make 50% of their shots instead of
28%, they win the game in a rout. Then, everybody's talking about the high
energy they had on a back-to-back schedule. Does it show more energy to make
baskets than to miss them?
"We were pretty flat." Pretty much describes 75% of jazz games.
Who said they're not trying to tank.
Stuff happens. The Heat just lost 3 in a row so every team has off nights. The
Jazz played 3 games on the road without their leading scorer blowing out the
Pistons, giving the Spurs, one of the best teams in the NBA all they could
handle, and then one bad game at Minnesota. At the beginning of the season the
same road trip would have resulted in 3 blowout losses so we are seeing big
strides in this team.
Before the game, the Jazz had dropped to being tied for 4th in the lottery draft
with the Celtics and were going higher. If they are going to do badly, there is
going to be a big problem develop. Actually, they have gotten very close to the
pack and could rise to 10th in the draft. It is obvious that they will cut loose
about 5 veterans and sign some free agents. The general manager really has some
juggling to do.
Its very simple. Last night the basket on the Jazz end of the floor was smaller
then the ball. They then switched baskets at half time. I don't know why
the rest of you couldn't see that.
David H:It was clearly written that this was the Jazz's worst
scoring night OF THE SEASON (caps not included in the story) and their worst
shooting game in history.Thanks for reading!Jody
It is called fatigue. It happens to the best of athletes. Forget about it.
The Jazz are a vastly improved team.
Basketball is a simple game. In order to win the game you have to make baskets.
The Jazz didn't make their shots so they lost the game.