New Jersey Nets (4-6) @ Utah Jazz (7-4) Preview

This isn't your 2009 Nets.  It's a different team under new Coach Avery Johnson.  They weren't able to land LeBron, but have been able to bring in some more young talent to put around Devin Harris and Brooke Lopez.

Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw are leading the team in three-point shooting.  In fact, the Nets are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league right now at 39.6% (7).  The only other team the Jazz have faced this season with a better shooting percentage was the Bobcats.  However, the Jazz  hold opponents to just 31% shooting from the arc.  In that Charlotte game, they held the Cats to just 28%.

They also drafted Derrick Favors this season who's having a solid rookie campaign so far.

On the offensive and defensive fronts, they're a little worse than average, ranked 19th in the league in both.  That's a huge improvement from last season when they were 30th and 25th respectively.  I remember going to the game last year when the Nets were in town and they were truly awful on the offensive end.

They're still one of the slowest-paced teams in the league.  In fact, they are the slowest-paced team in the league right now. Don't think that means they can't score.  They put up 110 points on the Clippers despite having an estimated 82 possessions.  The biggest reason for that was that they shot nearly 60% from the field and made almost all of their free-throws.

This is still a team that's in rebuilding mode though and a game where the Jazz should win, especially at home.

Game Thread @ 6:45

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