Key #2 – Be patient to find good shots
A lot of things went wrong in Utah’s previous loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but one certainly stands out above the rest. Simply put, the Utah Jazz couldn’t buy a bucket and shot extremely poorly. They finished the night going just 35.4 percent from the field and an abysmal 25 percent from deep.
While some of the problem resided with Utah simply missing makeable shots, the Memphis Grizzlies defense also deserves some credit. The Jazz often looked flustered and out of sync on offense, and this led to ill-advised and/or rushed shots on their end of the floor.
To help remedy this, it will be important that the Jazz offense stay patient. The Grizzlies excel at bogging down the game and forcing teams to play at an uncomfortable pace. As such, if Utah panics, fails to move the ball consistently or rushes their offense, they’ll be playing right into Memphis’ hands.
If they can instead focus on finding good looks and converting on well-designed plays and opportunities within their offense, then I like their chances. Otherwise, expect the Grizzlies to frustrate the Jazz into yet another poor scoring outing.