Jazz-Wizards preview

1-10   Jazz  (16-24)  at  Wizards  (23-17)

TV:  7pm  NBC Sports Washington

Last game for Utah:  103-102 loss at Miami

  • Donovan Mitchell-27 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds
  • Rod Hood-17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Thabo Sefolosha-13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists

Last game for Washington:  110-103 loss vs Milwaukee

  • Bradley Beal-20 points, 5 rebounds
  • Marcin Gortat-17 points, 7 rebounds
  • John Wall-16 points, 16 assists, 3 rebounds

Projected Utah starters-Favors PF, Sefolosha SF, Ingles C, Rubio PG, Mitchell SG

Projected Washington starters-Morris PF, Oubre SF, Gortat C, Wall PG, Beal SG

Utah preview-The Jazz are on a three game losing streak, and have lost six of seven games. Donovan Mitchell has put the team on his back during this slide. In the past five games, Mitchell is averaging 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. The team ranks near the bottom in ppg (100.9), as they are currently 27th. Also, they are a team that doesn’t rebound well (40.8 per game-ranked 25th). Center Rudy Gobert is out for a few more weeks with a knee injury, and his average of 12 points, and 10 rebounds has put the Jazz in a tough bind.

Washington preview-Washington should have revenge on their mind tonight, especially since on December 4th, the Jazz beat the Wizards by 47, 116-69. On Saturday, the Wizards blew a fourth quarter lead against Milwaukee, as they couldn’t stop Eric Bledsoe, who scored 15 points in the quarter, and the team was outscored, 28-18. Otto Porter Jr., who did not play against the Bucks, is a game-time decision with a strained right hip. In the previous 17 games, Beal has scored 25 or more points 10 times. Meanwhile, since Wall has returned from injury, the team’s record is 9-4, and he is averaging nearly 21 points and 9 assists per game.

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