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Game #21 -- Jazz (4-16) @ Portland Trail Blazers (16-3)Moda Center, Portland, OR8:00 pm (MT) -- TV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

"Why am I being defended by a fern?"
"Why am I being defended by a fern?"
Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Regular Season Game #21:
Utah Jazz (4-16) @ Portland Trail Blazers (16-3)

December Game Streams / Blazer's Edge (SBN) / Jazz vs Trail Blazers coverage

I still have PTSD about Terry Porter's three pointers in the WCF in '92

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The Blazers are the best in the west, and the Jazz are, well, not. They're at home where they're 8-1, and we're on the road where we're 1-9.They are led by Terry Stotts, and we have Tyrone Corbin. Stotts has coached more years, but Ty has a better winning percentage. They are focusing their play on Rookie of the Year pg Damian Lillard and multiple time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The Jazz are still trying to figure things out but have five lotto picks playing big roles.

They have the best offense and we have a crappy defense.

So it all looks bad but you still -- always-- have to play the games. So I wouldn't be surprised to see some fight from our guys tonight.

Tonight I expect the starters to go as follows:

  • Point Guard: Burke vs. Lillard
  • Shooting Guard: Hayward vs. Matthews
  • Small Forward: Jefferson vs. Batum
  • Power Forward: Favors vs. Aldridge
  • Center: Kanter vs. Lopez

This will be updated when I get more info...

Portland Roster:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG TO A:TO SPG BPG PER USG% AST% TRB%
1 LaMarcus Aldridge 4 5 19 37.2 23.5 9.7 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.2 0.9 22.4 29.4% 12.8% 14.5%
2 Damian Lillard 1 19 36.6 20.2 3.9 5.7 2.3 2.5 0.7 0.3 18.5 25.0% 24.8% 6.0%
3 Nicolas Batum 3 19 35.8 13.5 6.3 5.0 2.4 2.1 1.3 0.5 17.0 16.8% 20.8% 9.8%
4 Wesley Matthews 2 3 19 34.3 16.4 4.4 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.2 18.6 17.2% 8.2% 7.2%
5 Robin Lopez 5 19 30.2 8.7 8.4 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.5 14.9 13.6% 3.8% 15.4%
6 Mo Williams 1 2 18 25.2 9.2 1.9 4.6 2.3 2.0 0.7 0.3 10.8 20.6% 27.7% 4.3%
7 Joel Freeland 4 5 18 14.5 3.4 3.4 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.3 0.6 11.7 13.5% 10.3% 13.2%
8 Dorell Wright 3 19 14.4 4.8 2.8 0.7 0.4 1.8 0.2 0.2 12.1 15.0% 7.4% 10.9%
9 Thomas Robinson 4 19 11.3 4.9 3.5 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 12.7 22.4% 4.5% 17.0%
10 Meyers Leonard 5 3 7.0 3.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 N/A 0.0 0.0 21.7 12.1% 7.2% 13.2%
Injured
x C.J. McCollum 2 1 0

Utah Roster:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG TO A:TO SPG BPG PER USG% AST% TRB%
1 Gordon Hayward 2 3 20 36.9 16.7 5.4 5.1 3.2 1.6 1.4 0.5 15.0 24.7% 24.6% 8.5%
2 Derrick Favors 4 5 20 32.7 13.7 9.9 1.4 2.2 0.6 1.3 1.2 18.3 20.2% 7.7% 17.5%
3 Enes Kanter 5 4 19 29.6 12.8 6.6 0.8 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.6 13.7 21.7% 5.3% 12.9%
4 Richard Jefferson 3 2 20 28.6 9.7 2.7 1.9 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.3 9.0 17.8% 10.9% 5.5%
5 Trey Burke 1 8 27.4 12.6 3.3 4.1 1.3 3.2 0.8 0.0 15.4 23.7% 28.3% 6.9%
6 Alec Burks 2 1 20 26.7 11.4 2.8 2.6 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.3 12.6 23.0% 17.0% 6.0%
7 John Lucas III 1 17 21.1 5.4 1.4 1.6 0.8 2.0 0.3 0.0 6.0 15.3% 12.7% 3.7%
8 Diante Garrett 1 2 11 15.2 4.1 0.8 3.2 1.4 2.3 0.8 0.0 12.3 16.5% 35.2% 3.1%
9 Mike Harris 3 4 14 12.1 3.9 1.7 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.4 13.0 15.7% 3.8% 8.2%
10 Rudy Gobert 5 14 11.5 2.4 4.6 0.1 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.8 9.2 15.1% 1.9% 23.1%
Injured
x Marvin Williams 3 4 13 26.0 10.4 5.2 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.8 0.4 15.6 17.2% 7.4% 11.5%
x Jeremy Evans 4 7 19.0 8.3 4.4 1.1 1.4 0.8 1.0 0.9 22.0 19.8% 11.6% 13.5%

We're a little more banged up, but anything can happen!

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who is going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    The Mighty Utah Jazz
    (16 votes)
  • 81%
    The Portland Trail Blazers
    (71 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now