Weekly Run podcast: A special guest helps break down the Jazz’s 2-0 deficit
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, watches the final moments of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Houston, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. At left is Jazz guard Ricky Rubio. The Rockets won 118-98 and lead the series 2-0. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
After the Jazz lost their first two 2019 postseason games by a combined 52 points, The Tribune’s Jazz coverage team of Eric Walden and Andy Larsen had plenty of questions.
So they turned to a third person to for some of the answers: Aaron Falk — former Jazz beat writer for The Tribune and now feature writer for utahjazz.com
We collectively break down the series’ first two games, look ahead to what adjustments might be made for Game 3, and relive a few past glories — all in the span of 36-ish minutes.
At 2:30 • Takeaways from Friday’s practice and the team’s comments afterward.
At 9:45 • One of the team’s biggest problems is missing wide-open shots.
At 12:20 • Impressions of the Jazz’s defensive schemes, and what improvements can be made.
At 19:00 • The struggles of the supporting cast and the lack of physicality.
At 22:35 • What to expect from the Game 3 environment at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
At 25:50 • Aaron’s insider perspective as a Jazz employee, and what his job is like now.
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