Game Thread: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets -- The Struggle at the Summit

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Game #80: Utah Jazz (24-55) @ Denver Nuggets (34-55)
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
April 12, 2014 -- 7:00 pm MT
TV: ROOT Sports -- RADIO: 1280 am / 97.5 fm

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This is the second to last road game for the Utah Jazz, and it's up against the Denver Nuggets. This will be the struggle at the summit because both of these teams have had crappy years. I'm not going to go into it much because, well, you know. Denver had injuries. Utah had a bad roster. Both teams are going to the lotto. Denver is still injured but playing better (on a 2 game win streak against vs HOU, and @ GSW somehow). Utah is playing better, but still losing.

I still have no clue about Lawson tonight, or Rush. But I know Marvin is out.

Assumed Starters:

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Denver Team:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PER BARPS FG% 3PT% FT%
1 Ty Lawson 1 62 35.9 17.6 3.5 8.8 1.6 0.2 19.0 31.7 43.1% 35.6% 79.8%
2 Randy Foye 2 1 78 30.4 12.8 2.8 3.4 0.8 0.5 12.9 20.3 41.3% 38.4% 84.1%
3 Aaron Brooks 1 2 26 28.2 12.0 2.7 5.2 0.9 0.3 13.7 21.1 41.3% 36.3% 88.9%
4 Kenneth Faried 4 3 77 26.9 13.5 8.4 1.2 0.9 0.9 20.1 24.9 54.7% 0.0% 64.9%
5 Timofey Mozgov 5 79 21.3 9.3 6.4 0.7 0.3 1.2 16.7 17.9 52.4% 19.0% 75.1%
6 Evan Fournier 2 1 73 19.5 8.1 2.6 1.5 0.5 0.1 10.3 12.8 42.4% 38.7% 73.4%
7 Darrell Arthur 4 5 67 17.3 6.0 3.1 0.9 0.6 0.7 9.5 11.3 39.6% 38.1% 85.5%
8 Quincy Miller 3 4 49 14.7 4.9 2.7 0.4 0.4 0.6 9.0 9.0 37.3% 33.3% 69.8%
9 Jan Vesely 4 18 14.2 4.4 3.7 0.6 1.2 0.8 15.4 10.7 50.0% 41.7%
10 Anthony Randolph 4 3 42 12.1 4.5 2.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 11.1 9.1 37.1% 27.3% 73.8%
x Danilo Gallinari 3 4
x Wilson Chandler 3 4 59 31.3 14.0 4.8 1.8 0.7 0.5 12.7 21.8 41.6% 34.9% 71.6%
x J.J. Hickson 4 5 69 26.9 11.8 9.2 1.4 0.7 0.7 16.3 23.8 50.8% 0.0% 51.7%
x Nate Robinson 2 1 44 19.7 10.4 1.8 2.5 0.8 0.1 15.6 15.6 42.8% 37.7% 83.5%
x JaVale McGee 5 5 15.8 7.0 3.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 10.2 12.4 44.7% 100.0%

Jazz Team:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PER BARPS FG% 3PT% FT%
1 Gordon Hayward 2 3 75 36.3 16.0 5.0 5.2 1.4 0.5 16.1 28.1 41.3% 31.3% 81.4%
2 Trey Burke 1 67 31.9 12.4 2.9 5.6 0.6 0.1 12.4 21.6 37.8% 33.6% 89.2%
3 Derrick Favors 5 4 70 29.9 13.2 8.7 1.2 1.0 1.4 18.9 25.5 51.7% 0.0% 67.6%
4 Alec Burks 2 1 75 28.0 14.0 3.3 2.7 0.9 0.2 16.0 21.1 45.5% 34.1% 74.6%
5 Richard Jefferson 3 79 27.1 10.2 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 12.1 15.4 45.2% 41.7% 75.3%
6 Enes Kanter 4 5 78 26.5 12.1 7.3 0.9 0.3 0.5 15.4 21.1 48.7% 0.0% 72.5%
7 Jeremy Evans 4 63 17.9 5.9 4.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 16.1 12.4 52.8% 0.0% 66.7%
8 Diante Garrett 1 2 68 14.8 3.5 1.4 1.7 0.6 0.1 7.0 7.3 38.3% 38.0% 83.3%
9 John Lucas III 1 2 42 14.1 3.8 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.0 5.2 6.0 32.6% 29.8% 62.5%
10 Rudy Gobert 5 42 9.8 2.3 3.4 0.1 0.2 0.9 12.3 6.9 48.7% 50.0%
x Marvin Williams
3 4 66 35.4 9.1 5.1 1.2 0.8 0.5 14.0 16.7 43.9% 35.9% 78.1%
x Brandon Rush 2 3 38 11.0 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 4.2 4.2 33.3% 34.0% 60.0%

The Jazz are terrible on the road (8-31), and the Nuggets are pretty okay at home (21-18). The Jazz are 2-8 in their last 10 games, and the Nuggets are 4-6. We've lost three in a row. They've won two in a row. Utah is 102-72 against the Nuggets all-time, but only 33-53 in their gym. It's going to be tough, even if Lawson isn't playing.

Utah played last night, they didn't. Maybe that'll be all that it takes?

GO JAZZ GO!

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