Game Thread: Utah Jazz at Charlotte Bobcats

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Game #30 -- Utah Jazz (7-22) @ Charlotte Bobcats (13-14) December 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. -Time Warners Arena, Charlotte North Carolina TV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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Al Jefferson will face his former team, the Utah Jazz for the first time since signing with the Charlotte Bobcats. Al Jefferson played three seasons with the Utah Jazz in a time of transition for a normally stable team. Jefferson carried the team for the three years he was with the Jazz including leading them to the playoffs his second year with the team. While Jefferson was with the Jazz he took the young bigs, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, under his wing. Knowing that he would eventually be leaving the team because of Favors and Kanter he was still a good mentor and only spoke highly of them and the team.

While the Charlotte Bobcats and the Utah Jazz are heading in different directions, tonight should be an exciting game. Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors vs. Al Jefferson and Trey Burke vs Kemba Walker should not disappoint.

Starting Lineups

Utah Jazz

PF- Marvin Williams

C- Derrick Favors

SF- Richard Jefferson

SG- Gordon Hayward

PG- Trey Burke

Charlotte Bobcats

PF- Josh McRoberts

C- Al Jefferson

SF-Anthony Tolliver

SG-Gerald Henderson

PG- Kemba Walker

Injury Report

Utah Jazz

No injuries to report

Charlotte Bobcats

Jeff Taylor (SG)- Achilles- Questionable

Michael Kidd (SF) -Gilchrist - hand- OUT

Brendan Haywood (C)- foot- OUT

Player news

Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert and Ian Clark have been recalled from the Dleague.


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