SALT LAKE CITY - There are no crowds in the summertime, no cheering fans celebrating another swished-in 3-pointer, no teammates with outstretched ams, no opposing coaches calling timeout just to cool you down.
Nope, in the world where Randy Foye does his hardest work, there is the crisp sound of the net snapping followed by the echo of a basketball bouncing on hardwood.
"This is hats off to what I do in the summer, just working real hard shooting the ball," said Foye, the Utah Jazz's single-season 3-point shooting king.
After shooting an astonishing 8-for-9 from behind the line in Utah's 116-107 victory over Brooklyn on Saturday, Foye is 159-for-382 this season.
Those 159 3s are not only a personal best in Foye's seven-year career, they also represent a new Jazz franchise mark, smashing the old one of 129 set by Mehmet Okur during the 2006-07 season.
Coming off Saturday's win, the Jazz (38-36) are riding a four-game winning streak as they prepare to host the Portland Trail Blazers (33-40) tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
With just eight games left in the regular season, Utah is in a fight for its playoff life. The Jazz and L.A. Lakers are currently tied for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings. However, Utah owns the head-to-heard tiebreaker.
Essentially, all the Jazz have to do is keep winning.
Easier said than done, of course, but if Foye can heat up like he did in the second half of Saturday's game, nothing is impossible.
Foye was 1-for-1 from behind the arc during the first half, but then hit five 3s in the third period and two more in the fourth. He finished the game with 26 points, two assists, a steal and a rebound.
He set a new franchise record for 3s in a half (seven) and tied the mark for 3s in a quarter (five) as well as a single game (eight).
"I can't even explain the feeling," he said. "It feels like your body is numb. You're just out there in your own little world. Once you touch the ball and get an open look it's like throwing a rock in the ocean."
Against the Nets, Foye made shooting from a distance of 23 feet, nine inches look almost easy.
But his comments belie the work he puts into his game, specifically the hours spent honing his technique each offseason.
"It just shows what I have done in the offseason and what I do everyday," he said recently. "The repetition of just getting up shots and understanding what it takes to be consistent. By setting this record, it's just a tribute to my summertime work ethic and things that I do in the summertime."
He also credits his teammates for getting him the ball when he has an open look at the basket.
That task certainly becomes easier on nights when those shots are falling.
"It was a team effort for Randy to get hot," center Al Jefferson said. "I think we did a great job of moving the ball. (The Nets) were coming off him to double me and he was knocking them down. It was good ball movement for the team and Randy was the one who benefited from it."
Foye, 29, signed a one-year free agent deal with the Jazz in July 2012. He is one of seven soon-to-been free agents on Utah's roster.
The Newark, N.J. native is well liked by his teammates and coaches and has become a fan favorite this season.
The Jazz are expected to push to re-sign him this summer.
"He has been a treat all year for us," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "He is just a pleasure to be around. First of all, he's a great guy, but the way he works every day to continue to get better, and to see him have a game like tonight, it's really rewarding. He deserves everything he's getting. It's really coming his way."