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Game Thread Jun 12, 2021 06:30PM MT: Jazz at Clippers - Game 3

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fishonjazz

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I’d be perfectly happy stealing one of the next two. I kind of envisioned us dropping tonight, picking up G4 and ending this at home.

Would love to win tonight, but won’t be pissed if we don’t as you can’t win them all.
I also think we lose tonight and win games 4 and 5.

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DasJazz

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Alright so I’ve worked up some superstitions this playoffs that seem to be working. Years ago during the Houston series we won in seven games we lost the three games I watched at my house but won the four I watched at my in laws... when I sat on a certain side of the couch.

My current weird things I have to do:

I have to watch the game downstairs on my spot on the couch.

I have to wear my dark mode shorts.

I have to have Tostitos hint of lime chips on the couch for consumption.

I also buy a random topshot of the opposing team before the game... like some sort of weird voodoo curse.

It’s worked for 6 straight games... why does all this stuff work? I don’t know the science of it all but it is surely the explanation for why we are winning.View attachment 10785

Only 1 or 2 things off of my routine.

My other big thing is that I am to be left alone to watch by myself, just me and my Jazz. Absolutely no room or reason for the wife to be in earshot of the game or we lose!
 

SoberasHotRod

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Alright so I’ve worked up some superstitions this playoffs that seem to be working. Years ago during the Houston series we won in seven games we lost the three games I watched at my house but won the four I watched at my in laws... when I sat on a certain side of the couch.

My current weird things I have to do:

I have to watch the game downstairs on my spot on the couch.

I have to wear my dark mode shorts.

I have to have Tostitos hint of lime chips on the couch for consumption.

I also buy a random topshot of the opposing team before the game... like some sort of weird voodoo curse.

It’s worked for 6 straight games... why does all this stuff work? I don’t know the science of it all but it is surely the explanation for why we are winning.View attachment 10785
I have a yellow Jazz shirt, that is good luck. I don't think the Jazz lost in their yellow jerseys this year, so there is probably something to it.
 

JazzFanNBama

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F this noise. We aren’t losing tonight. We aren’t losing Monday either. We will be headed back to Utah by ourselves to welcome the Suns. These guys have me believing. I will until they show me otherwise.
 

Sean

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I've maintained that if there's a game Utah loses in this series, it's this one, as is tradition. But I really hope not. I'd love to get this over with and set up a potential sweep. The Jazz hasn't swept an opponent since 1998 - the last time they made the NBA Finals, which also happened to come against a LA team many felt would win the series!

But we've been swept three times since. :|
 

Elizah Huge

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Donovan is a man on a mission. Dude is dropping 40+ tonight and a sweep is incoming. This is game 10 in a row for Kawhi and George. They didn’t play 8 in a row let alone 10 all season. Their day of rest was flying back to LA. This is literally their elimination game. We are going to put them out of their misery.
 

Alpy

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Although we won, we missed Mike a lot in the last game. We needed his composure against the zone defense. I had hope that he would play today. It is clear that today's game is the most critical game of the series. It will be very difficult, but I trust the team and Quinn. Let's Go Jazz!!!
 

Ferguson_Mellochill

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An argument can be made that the Jazz match up defensively against the Clippers better with Ingles in the lineup than with Conley. With Mike in the lineup, he'd have to guard Reggie Jackson, while Mitchell would probably have to guard Paul George. Right now, with Bogdanovic guarding Kawhi pretty well and with Ingles and Royce guarding Paul George, the Jazz have kept the Clippers' big two under 50 points combined in Game 1 and Game 2.

Having that extra size defensively has been good for the Jazz in this series. Keeping the ball in Donovan's hands also keeps pressure on the Clippers defense at all times.
 

Sean

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Although we won, we missed Mike a lot in the last game. We needed his composure against the zone defense. I had hope that he would play today. It is clear that today's game is the most critical game of the series. It will be very difficult, but I trust the team and Quinn. Let's Go Jazz!!!
Agreed. We looked completely lost out there when the Clippers went to zone. Gonna be a big coaching night for Quin. I really hope we're prepared for the zone.

That's one thing I loved about Jerry's teams, They knew how to break down the zone. They had such a well-run offense in that regard. I remember that Warriors series from 2007 and zone became worthless because the Jazz were so effective getting the ball inside.
 

Ferguson_Mellochill

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If you don't count two buckets Paul George made in the final minute of Game 2, after the game was already effectively over, he is shooting a combined 10/33 (30%) from the field so far in the series. The Jazz's defensive strategy for PG is working pretty well.
 

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