Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors – Jazz Go 2-0 in Preseason
The Toronto Raptors and their newly-acquired superstar Kawhi Leonard came into Salt Lake City on October 3, 2018 to face the Utah Jazz in a preseason matchup. The Utah Jazz won their second straight game of the preseason by a final score of 105-90.
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Our Takeaways From The Utah Jazz vs Toronto Raptors Preseason Matchup
In no particular order…
#1 | Grayson Allen (yet again)
The guy came back to reality a little this time around. But what I did like was the fact that it was his second straight game committing a foul within the first ten seconds of coming in off the bench.
#2 | Kawhi’s in The League Again
The guy looks like he’s back. There were a few and-one plays where I was genuinely impressed at how not-rusty the guy looked.
I honestly could see him having a huge year this upcoming season. He”ll be a free agent next summer and he’s gotta prove to the league that he’s worth the max deal.
I see him destroying it this year in the weak eastern conference (barring injury, of course).
#3 | Turnovers and the Single Bad Quarter
Last season the Jazz always seemed to have one bad quarter per game. Fortunately, in most cases we were able to overcome these awful stretches.
I was really hoping we’d see less of this in the upcoming year. So you can imagine my concern when the Jazz seemed to be on different levels that entire second quarter.
#4 | Red Shoes
I don’t really have a reason for being curious about this other than the fact that Donovan Mitchell’s shoes were the exact same color as the Toronto Raptors jerseys.
#5 | Do The Jazz Win if The Raptors Play Starters After Second Half?
This is the ultimate question.
With a lead at the half, Toronto decided to sit Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard for the duration of the second half. During that time, The Jazz made their huge run and eventually went on to win the game.
I can’t wait to see how this team responds to those nights when they’re down like they were tonight.
Hopefully we’re able to see similar results to those from this otherwise meaningless matchup.
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