3-point shots: The Jimmer of Unicycle Shooters

Extra observations from a 21-point comeback bid that just wasn’t meant to be for the Jazz vs. Indiana:

POINT 1: Not all NBA halftime shows stand out, but the one in Indiana on Tuesday night did. The show before the Jazz’s rally in an eventual 104-99 loss was literally high above the rest, although not standing.

The highlight: A guy on a 10-foot-high unicycle drained a 3-pointer.

It was seriously awesome. So I tweeted about it. Then I quickly was reminded of two things that hadn’t struck my mind at the moment:

  1. The Jazz are the worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA, having only connected on 29.2 percent from beyond the arc.
  2. There are some funny people on Twitter, who immediately responded to my tweet about Unicycle Jimmer.

POINT 2: Turnovers proved costly again for the Jazz. Coming off of a 20-turnover night in New York, Utah had 17 costly miscues on Tuesday.

In crunch time, Paul Millsap lost control of the ball, resulting in a shot-clock violation. Instead of perhaps making it a one-point game, the Pacers took advantage with a bucket to go ahead by five.

Al Jefferson also traveled in the final minute.

“That’s due to us not going through our sets hard enough,” Millsap said. “A lot are just careless turnovers, including ones I made. We can’t do that against a good team.”

POINT 3: Speaking of 3-point shots, Raja Bell continues to shoot well from outside. He’s hit from deep in 12 straight games, and he’s shot 44.1 percent (15-34) from beyond the arc in that stretch.

After missing 14 of his first 18 long bombs, the team’s leading 3-point shooter is now shooting 36.5 percent from outside.

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Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy is the Utah Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News. To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, he travels everywhere the Jazz do. 2) No, he doesn't fly on the team charter. 3) No, he can't sneak you into the game, let you take notes for him or get you tickets (sorry, Mom). 4) Yes, he realizes that other people out there have to work for a living so he's a lucky dude. 5) Yes, he usually answers questions in the third person.

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