Utah Jazz 2011-2012 Playoffs Statistics: First Round

May 7, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Devin Harris (5) dribbles around San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) during the second half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena. The Spurs defeated the Jazz 87-81 to sweep Utah and win the series. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Previous Monthly Breakdowns: December . January . February . March . April

Remember how great the Utah Jazz played in April? Well, they played just the opposite of that in the playoffs.

Legend:

  • Player's name in green cell = if everyone is healthy, this is Tyrone Corbin's starter
  • Age, G, MPG, PPG, fg%, etc -- duh
  • Shots / Game, Points / Shot, Mins / Shot -- all of this should be very easy to understand
  • Assists / Game, A:TO ratio -- this is the franchise that John Stockton played for, and as a fan of this franchise, you should also understand this
  • PER = Player Efficiency Rating, this number is for the entire season
  • GO = Gestalt Offense, you may not get this. It's a weighted offensive statistic to see how much pressure you put on the defense. The higher it is the better.
  • USG% = essentially 'touches' in Andrei Kirilenko speak
  • O RTG = how many points your team scores, if you played 100 possessions.
  • D RTG = the same, but how many points the OTHER TEAM scores, if you play defense
  • Def Gambling = essentially a weighted formula that looks at success in steals or blocks, against the penalty of getting called for a foul
  • Pure Hustle = how many possessions you get your team against how many you give up
  • O.PPP = opponents points per possession
  • O.FG% = opponents FG% against you
  • Questions? Ask and I'll try to help!

The offensive side of the ball:


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I want to say that missing Raja Bell, C.J. Miles, and Earl Watson contributed to our awful offensive performance; but I don't think it would have made much of a difference. Al Jefferson's fg% improved, but his points per shot value went down (you'll see this in a future post). All our wings couldn't made a three to save their lives (Josh did go 1/2). And none of our PGs could spread the floor -- except Ahearn in the end of Game 2. In April, Al's Go Rating was 90+, Harris was 90+, and Hayward was 70+. In the playoffs? 70+, 40+, and 30+ respectively. No one really stepped up to support them either. I don't want to pick apart the entire team here, but man, we sucked compared to April. I guess the San Antonio Spurs are good at defense, eh?

The Silver Lining:

  • Gordon Hayward still had 3.0 apg, and a 4:1 assist to turn over ratio
  • Big Al was passing the rock too
  • Hayward, DeMarre Carroll, and Alec Burks all got to the line and make a very good portion of their FTs
  • Alec Burks was also decisive and willing to do stuff with the ball, instead of being timid like some other rookie's we've previously had.
  • None of our PGs fouled out.

Everything Else:


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Josh Howard hustled a lot, and our three big guys averaged a lot of rebounds. Paul Millsap also blocked a ton of shots. Alec Burks was still our best wing defender. Jeremy Evans can't be scored upon. The playoffs are a completely different animal from the regular season. And our team learned that first hand this season. Very few guys did better. Which is normal. Anyway . . . on to the full regular season stats in the next post . . .

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