With a sixth consecutive victory, Jazz plays his best basketball of the season – The Athletic

Make that six straight wins for the Utah Jazz.

With a 118-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Jazz are 3-0 on their trip east. They move their record to 18-7 on the season. They’re playing their best basketball of the season, and it’s not tight.

Here are some thoughts on Thursday night’s win over the Sixers and why Jazz has been so good the past few weeks. Here’s what works and why it works.

When they are right offensively

There are few teams in the league that can match what the Jazz do from top to bottom in their rotation. Golden State. Phoenix. Maybe the Brooklyn Nets, if they were to get Kyrie Irving back. Other than that, the Jazz are arguably the most complete offensive team in the league. There just isn’t much weakness other than turning the ball around too much and the lack of a real back to the goal scorer.

What did the Jazz do Thursday night in Philadelphia? It was mastery, in many ways. The offensive odds were 131 in the first half alone. They were better and more efficient in the second half. They scored at least 27 points in each quarter, and they scored at least 30 points in two quarters. Utah coach Quin Snyder is great at identifying weakness and tackling that weakness like a scab. And with that roster, the one that in a nine-man rotation, seven of these guys can all dribble, pass and shoot, it’s very difficult to have a bad defender on the pitch against the Jazz.

Thursday night was one example.

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