Utah Jazz Should Be Excited For Second Half

By Devin O'Barr
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz are 22-19 after 41 NBA games this season and have to be happy with where they currently stand in the grand scheme of things. Only one other team has played fewer home games than the Cleveland Cavaliers and that will be beneficial for the Jazz in the coming months.

Currently the Jazz are 13-4 in front of the hostile crowd in Energy Solutions Arena and will definitely reap the benefits of a second-half schedule that is jam-packed with home games. On the road, the Jazz are just 9-15 away from home so that ratio will have to improve, as a mark of a great team is when they can go into an opposing arena and steal a victory.

The new year has spelled great success for the Jazz as the club has lost just two games as opposed to seven wins in 2013. After ending 2012 on a three game slide, it was important for Tyrone Corbin‘s team to come out hot in a brand new year.

Gordon Hayward has been a big reason for the teams success as he has improved tenfold from behind the arc this season. He shot just 34.3 percent from three in 2011-12 and is currently sinking threes at a 41.1 percent clip this year.

As a club, the team has improved as Randy Foye is sixth in the NBA in three-point efficiency with a 43.7 shooting percentage–expect Foye to be shooting from behind the arc All-Star weekend in the three-point contest for sure.

All in all, the Jazz have to be thrilled at the first half production and what’s on the horizon for the second half.

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