They say it’s not a real series until a team wins on the other team’s court.
So welcome to the second round, Jazz fans.
Quin Snyder and company flipped the script in Game 2, turning Donovan Mitchell into a point guard, getting Rudy Gobert to the rim, and out-running the fast-paced Rockets.
With the series tied at 1-1, tonight’s game in Salt Lake City certainly feels like a bellwether moment in this matchup.
On this episode of the Weekly Run podcast, we relive the highlights of Game 2 and look ahead to what it will take for the Jazz to replicate their success at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
At 1:25 • Even press row lost its collective mind over the Donovan Mitchell put-back dunk in Game 2. What is the etiquette for reporters at the games?
At 4:30 • Donovan Mitchell’s adaptability and his role with Ricky Rubio sidelined by a hamstring injury
At 7:35 • How real did Utah’s win feel? Are the adjustments they made enough to win Game 3?
At 12:30 • Kyle thinks the series will go six games — that “it could go either way”
At 13:50 • Rudy Gobert vs. Clint Capela
At 16:30 • A Jazz fan called Harden “the worst flopper in the NBA” and the presumptive MVP smacked the man’s phone. Did anybody do anything wrong? And are Jazz fans getting an undeserved reputation in the wake of Russell Westbrook’s remarks?
At 24:00 • Is Jazz-Rockets the best series in the playoffs at the moment?
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