Strength of Schedule


The Thriller

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Thought this was interesting


I know we see the Lakers in our rear view mirror. They’re only one game behind. But they’ve been feasting on cupcakes while we’ve been actually playing people. If we can endure this next stretch of games without any serious injury, then the back half of the season might help put some distance between us and the rest of the pack.
 


Handlogten's Heros

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Thought this was interesting


I know we see the Lakers in our rear view mirror. They’re only one game behind. But they’ve been feasting on cupcakes while we’ve been actually playing people. If we can endure this next stretch of games without any serious injury, then the back half of the season might help put some distance between us and the rest of the pack.
It seemed like they were playing cupcakes but I wasn’t sure if I just wasn’t paying attention. I do wonder if Lebron stays locked in because he wants the mvp.
 

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It seemed like they were playing cupcakes but I wasn’t sure if I just wasn’t paying attention. I do wonder if Lebron stays locked in because he wants the mvp.
Let him. Let AD miss games and burn LeBron down chasing that regular season MVP. It will also help them cope and have an excuse should they not make it out of the western conference.
 

Stars Fan

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This. And it seems totally sustainable. It's not like we are hitting all the 3s all the time. We are playing within ourselves, within the system.

I say we hit the coolaid hard, no second thoughts, no impending doom, just buckle up and enjoy the ride fandom!

Go Jazz!
We have 16 double-digit wins in the last 19 games. Bananas.

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phippsj

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It’s funny because the National conversation is that the Jazz can’t be taken seriously because their schedule has been too weak.
 

silesian

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It’s funny because the National conversation is that the Jazz can’t be taken seriously because their schedule has been too weak.

A few weeks ago Jazz schedule was in the easiest quartile. Recent games have tipped them to the hardest quartile.

Honestly, the differences between easiest and hardest after 25ish games are not that big.


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silesian

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Not to take away from this amazing stretch, but player availability / injuries have been fortuitous for the Jazz. I prefer we get tested against full strength teams, do that we go into playoffs with eyes wide open. Even if it means we lose a few more few more games. Plus we need more challenges in the clutch.


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infection

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It doesn’t look like the Lakers will win tonight.
 

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This will put them 2.5 games back. But they should keep LeBron in and try to win this in quintuple overtime.
 

NUMBERICA

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Not to take away from this amazing stretch, but player availability / injuries have been fortuitous for the Jazz. I prefer we get tested against full strength teams, do that we go into playoffs with eyes wide open. Even if it means we lose a few more few more games. Plus we need more challenges in the clutch.


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But have they been particularly advantageous for the Jazz, and is there data to support this? Cuz the Jazz have had their +\- superstar out for a minute now, and it’s not as though teams are only missing players against the Jazz but are at full-strength against other teams.
 

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I ran some strength of schedule math and found something interesting...

Hydra x Churro > whatever bitch *** nba team we playing

I proofed this a couple times... every time I keep coming up with us running the table from here on out.
Would you say the games from here on out are all must win games?
If you want it to be a surprise you can wait to reveal your answers game by game in the game threads on order to prevent a jinx.

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