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Game #37: Jazz (16-20) @ Lakers (8-30) Location: STAPLES Center • Los Angeles, CA Time: 7:30 p.m. (MT) TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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So we have the last, and fifth, game this week for the Utah Jazz, a roadie against the Los Angeles Lakers. It's going to be interesting to see how these two teams match-up. Utah is missing a number of guys, but so too is LA. Most everyone is going to be talking about Kobe, but I think Utah's injuries are more significant. I also think that Utah is currently a better team, but will be a tired one after having played two back to back sets in five nights. Hopefully the good guys win. And hopefully no one else gets injured.

2015 2016 Fanbase Map LA Lakers Utah

This is a lot like the Heat fans from last game thread -- there just are so many Lakers fans in the USA (and world)

Starters:

  • PG: Raul Neto vs. Lou Williams (?)
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Jordan Clarkson
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Nick Young
  • PF: Trey Lyles vs. Larry Nance Jr.
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Roy Hibbert

Key Bench:

  • Trey Burke vs. Marcelo Huertas
  • Joe Ingles vs. Metta World Peace
  • Trevor Booker vs. Julius Randle
  • Jeff Withey vs. Tarik Black

Injuries / Absences:

  • Kobe Bryant (LAL, SG) -- OUT, to rest is sore right shoulder
  • D'Angelo Russell (LAL, PG) -- OUT, sprained right ankle
  • Brandon Bass (LAL, PF) -- OUT, eye
  • Derrick Favors (UTA, PF) -- OUT, back
  • Rodney Hood (UTA, SG) -- Will play, will start
  • Alec Burks (UTA, SG) -- OUT, had successful ankle surgery on Tuesday, should be back after All-Star Break
  • Dante Exum (UTA, PG) -- OUT, but baby Kangaroo is getting some shots up now

GO JAZZ GO!

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