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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Can Warriors get out of their funk against Jazz?

SAN FRANCISCO – The Utah Jazz is the next challenge for the Golden State Warriors, with Draymond Green not active. There is good news for them though. They’ve already beaten the Jazz this year without him.

That game kicked off in 2022 with one of the most inspiring wins of the season. Green was sidelined due to health and safety protocols, the Warriors overcame some sloppy defensive play with a symphony of clutch shots in the fourth quarter in front of a speeding street crowd in Salt Lake City.

Now playing some of their most nostalgic, sloppy and non-clutch basketball this year – the Warriors will need to recreate some of the New Year’s magic without Greene at the best of Utah again. The Warriors won against the Houston Rockets on a Steph Curry buzzer-beater, creating a little magic. Could the next game be the one that knocks Golden State out of their funk?

What should be?

How can Golden State counter Rudy Gobert and the Utah Defense?

Green’s absence leaves Golden State without their best defender against one of the top offenses in the NBA.

Jazz’s offense runs on a steady diet of three-pointers anchored by Rudy Gobert at the center. The seven-footer might be able to get what he wants in the post and on the board against an undersized Warriors team—he collected 20 points and 19 rebounds against the Warriors on January 1—but the Warriors are fighting their offensive end. Can floor distance.

Ultimately, bringing Gobert to the periphery would put Utah at its weakest defensive position. With a shaky perimeter defense already in place, his strongest line of defense is stripped to knock Gobert off the paint. The Warriors could take advantage of a hot shooting night.

It could start with Otto Porter Jr., starting with four overs off Jonathan Kuminga, a string head coach, Steve Kerr, pulling his back head to head. Porter Jr. did well against the Jazz earlier this month, finishing with 20 points on 9-14 shooting.

Heroes of the late game brought him into the limelight. Commonly used as a catch-and-shoot stretch four—he’s shooting a 38.2% percent on catch-and-shoot three with a 56.4 field goal efficiency—Porter Jr. hits a handful of midrange shots to help the Warriors can be brought to the shore in a tight. fourth quarter.

If Porter Jr. can offer some shot-building versatility with his three-point threat, that could pull Gobert out of bounds and undermine the Jazz’s defense against him. In the end, the Warriors will need to find some shooting rhythm.

The Warriors’ success stems from a high amount of three-point shots – yes, even the team of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have taken more threes this year than any previous season. But the efficiency is reduced by three; Since their Christmas Day win against the Phoenix Suns, the Warriors have been shooting 32.6% of the three as a team, good for the fifth worst in the NBA.

Wins would come more easily when that percentage slides back to closer to the 36.7% he shot from the start of the year to Christmas, the sixth in the NBA in that period.

If Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins and Steph Curry can get their strokes behind the arc, they can engage in a shooting match and get the lead with their defense.

What about rescue?

The Warriors’ defense sets them apart from other top teams, but in Green’s absence they have been sluggish and slow on defense. Back-to-back ugly games against the tanking Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets featured defensive turns, 34 turnovers, one missed opportunity with wins in the balance, and too many fouls.

The Warriors also faced fouling problems in their last match against the Jazz. Kevon Looney’s foul quickly escalated with a few illegal screen calls, then the whistle went off.

They’ll have to keep those fouls and turnovers to a minimum and tighten up against the Jazz, who lead the league in shot efficiency—their 56.0% is second only to Golden State’s 54.6%—and three-pointers (15) More per game than any other team, shooting them at a fourth-best 36.3%.

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