The Utah Jazz have won ten games in a row because of exceptional team play and individual stand-out performers, like Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert.
Whoever asked Santa for the Utah Jazz never lose a game again, thank you. Since December 26, the Utah Jazz have won ten straight games, a run that has shot Utah into second place in the Western Conference standings.
There are various reasons why the Jazz have caught fire and kept winning. To greater appreciate what’s been happening, here are ten numbers that highlight what the Jazz have been doing right over the last ten games to keep their streak alive.
122.0 – Team Offensive Rating
Utah’s been the highest-scoring team over the last ten games. Offensive Rating measures the amount of points scored per 100 possessions by a team. No other team has a rating of over 120 since December 26.
61.6 – Team True Shooting Percentage
True shooting percentage takes into account field goals, three-pointers, and free throws. The Jazz’s percentage leads the league.
40.2 – Team Three-point Shooting Percentage
The Jazz has been the best three-point shooting team since their winning streak began. No other team has an average above forty percent.
15.0 – Jordan Clarkson’s Points Per Game
Jordan Clarkson played his first 29 games this season in Cleveland, winning only eight. Since joining the Jazz, he’s won ten and hasn’t lost. He’s averaging 15 points off the bench.
17.9 – Personal Fouls Committed Per Game
Over their ten-game winning span, the Jazz have committed the third-least amount of fouls per game in the league.
52.9 – Joe Ingles’ Three-point Shooting Percentage
Joe Ingles has found his rhythm. Over the last ten games, Joe has made 36 threes, while having five games where he hit at least four.
15.1 – Rudy Gobert’s Rebounds Per Game
Rudy Gobert has been unstoppable as of late particularly on the boards. He’s averaging the second-most rebounds a game over the last ten, while continuing his double-double dominance, notching seven in the last ten games.
50.9 – Team Field Goal Percentage
As previously mentioned, the Jazz have been a very efficient offensive team during their streak. Their team field goal percentage leads the league since the day after Christmas.
116.6 – Team Points Per Game
Not particularly known for having a high-scoring offense, the Jazz have the sixth-highest per game points average over the last ten games.
12.4 – Team Plus/Minus
Beyond all the advanced stats, winning a game comes down to scoring more points than the other team. During their ten-game run, the Jazz have won their games by an average of 12.4 points, which is tied for the second-most in the league over that stretch.
As they like to say, numbers don’t lie. They certainly back up the legitimacy of Utah’s 10 game winning streak.