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Where and how exactly Toronto lost last night’s game at Utah

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Toronto Raptors 91
UTAH JAZZ 104
Wed Nov 18 2009 – Game Scoreboard

At the 9:20 mark of the 4th quarter this was a 2 possession game with the Jazz leading, 83-79. 

If you look at the Full-Play-By-Play for the next 5 minutes and 20 seconds, what you should be able to see during this sequence is that:

Toronto had 14 offensive possessions.
Utah had 11 offensive possessions.

Toronto committed 3 Turnovers.
Utah commited just 1 Turnover.

Toronto took 9 shots outside of the lane [and made only 1].
Utah took 0 shots outside of the lane.

Toronto scored just 3 points [1/3FG].
Utah scored 12 points [4 FTs; 4/2FGs].

If you then watch the game-tape closely … specifically … this is how each of the offensive possessions for the Raptors and Jazz actually broke down:

TORONTO RAPTORS

UTAH JAZZ

Jack

Belinelli

Turkoglu

Johnson

Bargnani

 

Maynor

Williams

Kirilenko

Millsap

Boozer

Time

#

Play Action

Outcome

Play Action

#

9:20

 

 

Maynor, DLU, make [vs Jack, contested], 85-79

1, Wing entry pass to 2; 1, UCLA cut; 2-5 Wing Pick with weak side Staggered Screens; Split dribble; Kick-out Pass to 1 [right Wing]; 1, Driving Layup

1

 

1

4 & 5 Double High Picks for 1; 1, Kick-out Pass to 2 [weak side Corner]

Belinelli, J3, miss

[vs Williams, in rotation; open]

 

 

 

 

 

Williams/Kirilenko, TO-1 [Bad pass]

2, Wing iso; 3, weak side flash cut middle; 2 Pass to 3

2

8:33

 

 

Official Time-out

 

 

Calderon

Jack

Belinelli

Johnson

Bargnani

 

Maynor

Williams

Brewer

Kirilenko

Millsap

 

2

1-5 Wing Pick & Roll, Pass Across to 4; 4, Pass to 5; Pass deflected by X4; 5 tied up for jump-ball; 5 losses jump-ball

Bargnani, TO-1

 

 

 

 

 

Brewer, LU, miss [vs Belinelli, open]

2, Wing entry pass to 1; 2 UCLA cut; 1-5 Wing Pick with weak side Staggered Screens; 5, Slip the Pick with weak side Tornado [3 flash cut to middle & 2 pop out]; 1, Pass to 5; 5, Pass to 3

3

 

3

2-4 Wing Pick & Roll; 2, Drive middle; 2 Kick-out Pass to 1 [right Corner]; 1, Pass to 2

Jack, J3, miss [vs Brewer, in rotation; open]

 

 

 

4

5, weak side flash cut middle; fouled by Kirilenko; 1-4 High middle Pick & Roll; 1, Drive middle

Calderon, PUJ, miss [vs Williams, open]

 

 

7:23

 

 

Maynor, TAJ [middle], fouled [Bargnani]; FT, make, 86-79; FT, make, 87-79

2, Wing entry pass to 3; 2 UCLA cut; 3-5 Wing Pick with weak side Staggered Screens; 5, Step-out; 3 Pass to 5; weak side Tornado [1 flash cut to middle & 2 pop out]; 5, Pass to 1 [right Block]

4

Calderon

Belinelli

Turkoglu

Bosh

Bargnani

 

Maynor

Williams

Kirilenko

Millsap

Boozer

 

5

3-4 High Middle Pick & Roll; 3, Pass to 4 [weak side Top]; 4, Pass to 1 [left Corner]

Calderon, J3, miss [vs Boozer, in rotation; open]

 

 

 

 

 

Boozer, JHS, miss [vs Bosh, contested]

1, in transition, Pass to 5 [Front rim]

5

 

 

 

Kirilenko, DLU, miss [vs Calderon; contested by Bargnani]

Scramble; 3, Drive middle

6

 

6

1, in transition, Pass to 5; 5, shot fake, drive right; fouled [Millsap]; 3-4 High Pick & Roll; 3, Pass to 4 [weak side Top]

Bargnani, J3, miss [vs Millsap; open]

 

 

 

7

4, left Block isolation

Bosh, J2, miss [vs Boozer, contested]

 

 

 

8

Scramble; 2, Drive middle

Belinelli, DLU, miss [open]

 

 

 

9

3-4 High Wing Pick & Roll; 3, Drive middle

Turkoglu, TO-2 [stripped by Kirilenko]

 

 

 

 

 

Maynor, DLU, make [uncontested run-out], 89-79

5, Pass to 2; 2, in transition, Pass to 1

7

 

10

1-4 High Middle Pick, in transition

Calderon, PUJ2, miss [vs Maynor; open]

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, drive in transition; fouled [Calderon];

8

5:50

 

 

Time-out

Regular

 

 

 

 

Maynor, JHS, make [vs Calderon, contested], 91-79

2, Wing entry pass to 1; 2, UCLA cut; 1-5 Wing Pick with weak side Staggered Screens; 5, Slip Pick; 1 Pass to 5; 5 Kick-out Pass to 2 [weak side Wing]; 5, flash cut middle; 1, Pass to 5; 5, Kick-out Pass to 4 [right Wing/Corner]; 4, Pass to 2; ball deflected out-of-bounds; 1, curl cut to basket [Stack formation]; 3, in-bounds Pass to 1 [weak side block]; 1, mid-post isolation

 

 

11

4, low-post isolation [right Block]; Kick-out Pass to 1; 4, re-post; 1, Pass to 4

Bosh, TAJ2, miss [vs Millsap, contested]

 

 

 

 

 

Kirilenko, J2, make [vs Bosh, uncontested], 93-79

2, middle drive in transition; Kick-out Pass to 3 [FT line]

9

 

12

2-5 High Wing Pick & Pop; 2, drive middle

Belinelli, DLU, miss [vs Boozer & Millsap, contested]

 

 

 

 

 

Kirilenko, FT, make, 94-79; FT, make, 95-79

2, in transition, Pass Ahead to 3 [vs Turkoglu]; 3, fouled [Bosh]

10

 

13

3-4 High Middle Pick & Roll; 3, drive right; fouled [Kirilenko]; 4, in-bounds Pass to 5 [top]; 5, Pass across to 3; 1, Back Screen for 4; 4, flash cut to middle; 3, Pass to 2 [left FT line extended]; 2, Pass to 4 [left Mid-post]; 5, flash cut to front rim; 4, Pass to 5

Bargnani, TO-3 [stripped by Boozer]

 

 

 

 

 

Boozer, DLU, miss [vs Bosh, in rotation, contested]

1, dribble into left Wing; 2, shallow cut to Top; 2, UCLA cut; 5, Wing Pick with weak side Staggered Screens; 5, Slip Pick; 1, Pass to 5

11

4:00

14

3-4 High Middle Pick, in transition; 3, drive middle; 3, Kick-out Pass to 1 [right Top]

Calderon, J3, make [vs Maynor, uncontested], 95-82

 

 

What you should then be able to see is:

A. Just how ineffective the Raptors were with their ”High Middle/High Wing/Wing Pick” Series;

vs

B. Just how effective the Jazz were using their “UCLA Cut” Series and ”Transition Attack”;

in terms of generating high percentage shot attempts, in the lane, or from the free throw line … none of which should come as much of a surprise, at least, to those of you who paid attention to what was first written here on Sep 18 2009:

Thumb-down 35 special … for the Raptors

The fact is …

Not only is the Raptors’ defense performing in a poor way, thus far this season, but … when crunch time arrives in important games vs a Quality Opponent [.500+], or in last night’s case, vs an opponent that is particularly well-schooled in its own highly potent offensive and defensive [i.e. with designated helps and specific rotations] systems … so, too, is their offense, which is based primarily on the 3-5 Pick & Roll/Pop action.

Executing well, offensively, in the NBA isn’t just about “making the open shots your players happen to get” but, also … and, more importantly … “getting the specific type of open shots which your players can make on a consistent basis.” 

There’s a big difference between these two types of shot attempts. :-)

Toronto Raptors Season Preview: Game 12

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

re: How an astute NBA observer might expect the first part of the schedule to unfold for the Raptors this year

Game 12 – at Utah [Wed Nov 18]

 

RAPTORS

ADV

JAZZ

PG

Calderon

à

PG

Williams

OG

DeRozan *

=

OG

Korver

SF

Turkoglu $^

ß

SF

Brewer

PF

Bosh

=

PF

Boozer

C

Bargnani

=

C

Okur

 

 

 

PG

Jack #

ß

PG

Price

OG

Belinelli ^

ß

G

Maynor *

SF

Wright ^

à

SF

Kirilenko

PF

Evans ^

à

PF

Millsap

C

Nesterovic $

=

C

Koufos

 

 

 

G/F

Douby

=

G

Dupree $

PF

Johnson ^

=

C

Fesenko

 

 

 

HC

Triano

à

HC

Sloan

 

 

 

+3

OUTCOME

+4

Legend: ADV – Individual match-up advantage; * - 2009 NBA Draftee; ^ - Acquired via trade; # – Restricted free agent; #M – Restricted free agent, matched offer; $ – Unrestricted free agent; $R – Unrestricted free agent, re-signed; $^ – Acquired via Sign & Trade; Italics – Returning player.

The last of a 4-game WC road trip, in a back-2-back situation, is not a good spot for the Raptors to right their listing ship. Although the Jazz might still be without CJ Miles [OG] and Matt Harpring [SF-PF], due to lingering injuries, Utah will still be a dangerous opponent, playing on 3 days rest with recent Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Sloan at the helm:

 

Raptors expected W-L Record: L, 4-8