SALT LAKE CITY — The Jazz are one of the most balanced scoring teams in the NBA this year as just one of two teams in the league (Sacramento is the other) that doesn't have any players averaging at least 15 points a game.
Three Jazz players, Ricky Rubio, Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert, are each averaging 14.7 points per game, while Derrick Favors is close behind at 14.3 and Hood at 13.0
When that was pointed out to Snyder Monday, he called in a “small sample size” and said it would “sort itself out” as the season progresses with the averages spreading out more. However, he is happy that he has unselfish players.
“Balance is something we have and we’re going to continue to find ways to score with different guys at different times,” he said. “If they’re unselfish, they’re going to find each other and hopefully the ball finds guys that are having good nights.”
JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz-Clippers game won't be the only game in town Tuesday. The first game of the World Series between the Dodgers and Houston Astros will be played less than four miles away at Dodger Stadium . . . Tuesday’s game will be one of four against the Clippers this season. The two teams play again in L.A. on Nov. 30 and the two games in Utah are Jan. 20 and April 5 . . . The Jazz head over to Phoenix after Tuesday’s game for a contest Wednesday night against the Suns in Talking Stick Resort Arena . . . Phoenix fired head coach Earl Watson, a former Jazz player, and replaced him with assistant Jay Triano as the interim coach . . . Phoenix was outscored by 92 points in first three games, worst scoring margin through three games in NBA history and were to face Sacramento in a late game Monday.