Utah Jazz: 5 gifts on wish list against Blazers on Christmas Day

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4. Sharing is caring (and means winning) for the Jazz

Another item on the Jazz’s wish list for their Christmas Day game against the Trail Blazers is being able to share the ball on the offensive end of the floor. When that has happened so far this season, it usually means Utah finds its way out of a game on the winning end.

In their 16 wins for far in the 2018-19 campaign, the Jazz have averaged 27.4 assists per game, while seeing their shooting percentages skyrocket as well. Utah is shooting 50.1 percent from the field in wins, as well as 38.7 percent from deep on 41.8 field goals per game.

In their 18 losses thus far, the Jazz have averaged 22.9 assists per game, which has also impacted their shooting percentages. They have shot just 42.5 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from 3, with 36.2 made field goals per game in those losses.

At the head of that ball movement on the offensive end is point guard Ricky Rubio, who has been a pass-first guard for the entirety of his career. Rubio will be the most important piece to follow when it comes to how the Jazz offense is flowing and whether they are ultimately able to spread the ball on Tuesday.

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