February 9, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings defeated the Jazz 120-109. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Three Point Jazz

On Saturday March 30th, Randy Foye tied the Jazz record for most 3’s in a game with 8.  He also set the record for threes in a half with 6.  Two nights later Mo Williams hit 6 threes and Foye added another three.  Randy Foye has 162 threes this season which has already crushed the previous best of 129 by Mehmet Okur.

Last playoffs the Spurs sucked in the middle and let Jazz guys shoot whatever threes they wanted and it worked because the Jazz shot miserably.  If the playoffs were to start today we would have the same matchup with the top seeded Spurs and the 8th seeded Jazz.  This time around will be a completely different series though.  No Manu Ginobli to deal with and if Spurs even give a foot the Jazz will take advantage with their 3-point shooting as of this season.

Not only has Mo and Foye been shooting the three well this year but Gordon Hayward since the all-star break is shooting a staggering 43.4% from 3 good for 8th in the league.  All three players are hovering right around the 41% mark which destroys last years best of 37%.  Not to mention Burks has been coming along from 3 and Marvin is shooting better since being moved to the bench.  The Jazz most likely will not win a 7 game series with the Spurs but they definitely will compete this year and might even scare the Spurs if the season finishes how the standings are right now.

All I know is it is good to be a Jazz fan at this time of the year.  7 games left with 4 at home put the Jazz in a very good spot to hold on over the Lakers who have a show down tonight with the Mavericks at Staples Center.  If the Jazz can get both these next two games and win either the Warriors or T-Wolves on the road the Jazz will make it near impossible for the Lakers or Mavs to catch them.


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