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The Jazz went 2-2 last week, which is what I predicted. So, yay me. I seem to know my team very well as I'm on a very accurate streak. Let's take a look at this week:
December Week 3:
- Tuesday, December 18th: Utah Jazz @ Brooklyn Nets
- Wednesday, December 19th: Utah Jazz @ Indiana Pacers
- Saturday, December 22nd: Utah Jazz @ Miami Heat
- Sunday, December 23rd: Utah Jazz @ Orlando Magic
This week looks rough, it's our East coast trip before Christmas. Brooklyn will be the Derrick Favors 'revenge' game back against the team that drafted him; and also probably the whole Deron Williams "Look at me now in a big market" revenge game as well. I can't imagine what's going to happen. The next night the Jazz are playing against the Pacers in the second night of a back to back. Two nights of rest have us in Florida for the last two games of this stretch: Saturday night in Miami, then Sunday in Orlando. It's two sets of back to backs, and something we should be capable of handling. I really hope the Jazz show up here, and not be on an early vacation. That said, I think the Jazz go 1-3 on this trip.
The Orlando game may be harder than the Indy game because Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert may both be out. Orlando is without Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu; however our game against them is the fourth game in six nights. And the second game that's the second game in a back to back set. Spencer and Jimbo mentioned that this is a schedule loss on their podcast; and they may very well be right about that.
It's not out of the question to see the Jazz go 0-4 on this road trip. But if that happens it's not the worst thing in the world. The worst thing in the world would be giving Alec Burks playing time -- he and his confidence must be broken first. All great teams do that with their wings, because confidence is the worst thing in the world. Right Kobe Bryant?
How many games will the Jazz win this week?
4 (1 vote)
3 (4 votes)
2 (19 votes)
1 (8 votes)
0 (3 votes)
35 total votes