The Utah Jazz will tip off against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight for their last game in a three game road trip. As it happens, tonight will be the second game in a back to back for the Jazz, who dropped a stinker to the Cleveland Cavaliers only hours ago. It's going to be interesting to see which Utah Jazz team shows up tonight; the one that can beat contenders on their own home court, or the one that can't wait to get back home. Truly, this season we've seen a lot of both -- as the Jazz, historically a poor road team, are 7-16 on the road this year. Milwaukee was the worst team in the league last year, and this year they already have 20+ wins and are above .500.
It's also interesting because of the whole Larry Sanders deal. Sanders was a bigtime defender who can't even get sound enough to stay in the league. Roy Tarpley part 2? I don't know. But Larry Sanders, rookie Jabari Parker, Kendall Marshall, and Damien Ingles are all out for this game. No Larry Sanders for Milwaukee, but the Jazz will be without Derrick Favors tonight (personal reasons), Alec Burks, and Rodney Hood. So both teams are missing rotation players.
Milwaukee does have a talented roster with Brandon Knight, Giannis Antetokounmpo, O.J. Mayo, Ersan Ilyasova, and, well, a bunch of guys you probably don't care about. So a tired Jazz team going up against the Bucks, who have been off since the 19th. Both teams are missing some big rotation guys, but we still have Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert . . .
. . . so . . .
it's deer season?