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Game #38: Jazz (17-20) @ Trail Blazers (16-24) Location: Moda Center • Portland, OR Time: 8:00 p.m. (MT) TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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Hilarious photo is hilarious
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Can you believe that we're almost at 40 games this season? We're at game 38, as the Utah Jazz tip off against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Pacific Northwest tonight. So far this season they are 1-1, with the Blazers picking up the split in Utah. Can the Jazz do the same in Portland? Tonight could be big because, well, it could be the first game in a very long time where our vaunted front line actually starts with one another. I don't have a crystal ball here, but if Derrick Favors plays, the Jazz are going to look really good. If he sits out again for back spasms then that's not good at all. Overall, both teams have a lot to look forward to in the future . . . but this season has been a struggle for both:

As always, here are the relative fan locations and densities for the two teams (as seen on social media)

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Portland Utah

Starters:

Portland Starters G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
PG Damian Lillard 33 36.8 24.8 4.5 7.0 1.0 0.3 37.6 1.02
SG C.J. McCollum 38 35.5 20.9 3.7 4.4 1.2 0.2 30.4 0.86
SF Al-Farouq Aminu 40 29.4 10.9 6.7 1.6 0.8 0.6 20.6 0.70
PF Noah Vonleh 40 15.4 3.1 3.8 0.5 0.5 0.3 8.2 0.53
C Mason Plumlee 40 26.5 9.3 8.0 2.7 0.8 0.9 21.7 0.82
Utah Starters G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
PG Raul Neto 36 18.6 5.5 1.5 2.3 1.0 0.1 10.4 0.56
SG Rodney Hood 35 30.0 12.9 3.0 2.7 1.0 0.3 19.9 0.66
SF Gordon Hayward 37 35.3 19.3 4.9 3.1 1.1 0.3 28.7 0.81
PF Trey Lyles 35 16.8 3.6 4.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 8.8 0.52
C Rudy Gobert 17 32.5 9.1 9.7 1.6 0.9 2.6 23.9 0.74

Key Bench:

Portland Bench G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
6 Tim Frazier 25 9.1 1.8 1.3 1.4 0.4 0.0 4.9 0.54
7 Gerald Henderson 31 16.1 6.6 2.4 0.8 0.3 0.2 10.3 0.64
8 Allen Crabbe 40 26.1 11.2 2.6 1.1 0.7 0.1 15.7 0.60
9 Ed Davis 39 21.1 6.7 7.2 1.2 0.6 0.7 16.4 0.78
10 Meyers Leonard 33 23.4 8.5 4.8 1.5 0.2 0.3 15.3 0.65
Utah Starters G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
6 Trey Burke 37 24.0 12.1 2.1 2.7 0.6 0.1 17.6 0.73
7 Joe Ingles 36 13.8 4.1 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.1 7.1 0.51
8 Chris Johnson 28 9.6 3.1 1.5 0.6 0.5 0.3 6.0 0.63
9 Trevor Booker 36 23.0 5.4 6.6 1.0 0.9 0.5 14.4 0.63
10 Jeff Withey 29 15.9 5.2 4.5 0.5 0.6 1.3 12.1 0.76

Injuries / Absences:

  • Dante Exum (UTA, PG) -- OUT, because, you know . . .
  • Alec Burks (UTA, SG) -- OUT, because, well, you also know . . .
  • Derrick Favors (UTA, PF) -- Questionable, and will be a game time decision

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Utah Jazz (road)
    (27 votes)
  • 41%
    Portland Trail Blazers (home)
    (19 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now