With no preview or game thread and a bunch of unmitigated gall, I’m creating one.
GSW Preview: Here
ESPN Preview: Here
Tonight is the return of Jefferson, Biedrins (if he travels with the team) and Rush. Reading over the GSW preview thread, it seems that they don’t miss Biedrins or Jefferson, but that they wouldn’t mind Rush returning to the bay area.
Key Injuries: Burke, Evans, Biedrins all remain out. Rush could play, but probably not and Williams is questionable with his broken nose.
For Golden State, Tony Douglas is out.
The Las Vegas betting line favors Golden State by 15.5. It seems nobody is giving the Jazz much of a chance to be competitive, let alone win.
Keys to the game: GSW has overwhelming talent, but they are prone to giving up rebounds as they did in the OKC game. If the Jazz can control the glass and get some good play from their back court, they could surprise the Warriors in the same way they surprised the Spurs.