Utah Jazz: 4 stats that explain their utter greatness this season

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Stats that sum up Utah Jazz eminence: 3-point shooting

From Donovan Mitchell to Georges Niang, seven guys in Utah average at least 1.3 made threes per game with each shooting at least 37.0 percent from deep. No wonder these jazzy deep-bombers soar above all or most of the rest of the entire league in several 3-point statistical categories:

  • No. 1 in 3-point tries at 42.8 per game
  • No. 1 in 3-point splashes at 17.1 per game
  • No. 1 in 3-point attempt rate at 48.5 percent of their overall field goal attempts coming beyond the arc
  • No. 3 in 3-point accuracy at 39.8 percent

All of this translates into a Jazz collection that ranks No. 4 in the NBA in effective field goal percentage at 56.4 percent. And that’s in spite of the fact that the crew sits around the middle of the pack in terms of 2-point field goal percentage at 53.3 percent.

With all these nuggets in mind, most would view Utah as the No. 1 overall three-ball team. Period. Of course, this fact does largely contribute to an expected win-loss record that also ranks No. 1 in the league and exactly matches its actual league-best record.

Long-range story short, this deep group of Salt Lake City snipers likes to remind folks of its reign just by making it rain downtown.

And when it comes to causing downtown droughts on the other end of the court…