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Game #41: Jazz (18-22) @ Hornets (18-22)Location: Time Warner Cable Arena • Charlotte, NCTime: 12:00 p.m. Noon (MT)TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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It's time for an MLK Day game between the Utah Jazz @ the Charlotte Hornets. It's going to be a close game with two injured teams going in different directions. Their bigs will be ready to show off, but I don't think they can compete with our best guys right now. On the flipside, they have a lot of point guard firepower, and I don't know how ready our guys are to defend them. The main common ground here in this game is between the star small forwards -- Gordon and Nicolas. I don't know if Gordon can beat the other good SFs in the league every time he faces them, but I don't think he's going to let the other guy get the upper hand every time they face off. This should be a good game between two sub .500 teams.

Remember when every kid at school used to wear one of those Hornets jackets? (Or maybe you guys did not see that much, if you grew up in Utah?) Yeah, well, their fans really aren't there anymore according to this map.

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Charlotte Utah

Starters:

Starters Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
PG Raul Neto 1 39 19.0 5.7 1.5 2.3 1.0 0.1 10.6 0.56
SG Rodney Hood 2 3 38 30.0 13.2 3.1 2.6 0.9 0.3 20.1 0.67
SF Gordon Hayward 3 2 40 35.2 19.2 5.1 3.3 1.2 0.3 29.1 0.83
PF Trey Lyles 4 3 38 18.0 4.7 4.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 10.0 0.56
C Rudy Gobert 5 20 31.9 8.9 10.2 1.6 0.8 2.7 24.2 0.76
Starters Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
PG Kemba Walker 1 40 35.4 19.1 4.1 4.9 1.7 0.7 30.5 0.86
SG P.J. Hairston 2 3 37 19.5 6.1 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.1 9.9 0.51
SF Nicolas Batum 3 2 35 34.8 15.7 6.2 5.5 0.9 0.5 28.8 0.83
PF Marvin Williams 4 3 40 29.0 9.5 6.5 1.5 0.5 1.1 19.1 0.66
C Cody Zeller 5 4 38 24.6 9.0 6.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 17.5 0.71

I'm interested to see Marvin against Trey here.

Key Bench:

Key Bench Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
6 Trey Burke 1 40 24.3 12.4 2.0 2.7 0.7 0.1 17.9 0.74
7 Chris Johnson 2 3 31 10.2 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 5.6 0.55
8 Joe Ingles 3 2 29 14.0 4.3 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.1 7.3 0.52
9 Trevor Booker 4 38 22.9 5.4 6.6 1.0 1.0 0.5 14.5 0.63
10 Jeff Withey 5 32 15.8 5.1 4.5 0.5 0.6 1.3 12.0 0.76
Key Bench Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
6 Jeremy Lin 1 2 38 36.4 12.3 3.2 3.0 0.7 0.7 19.9 0.55
7 Jeremy Lamb 2 37 22.1 11.2 4.6 1.4 0.6 0.5 18.3 0.83
8 Tyler Hansbrough 4 3 21 7.0 2.3 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.8 0.69
9 Frank Kaminsky 4 5 39 20.9 7.5 3.8 1.3 0.5 0.6 13.7 0.66
10 Spencer Hawes 5 34 16.7 5.6 3.9 1.9 0.4 0.2 12.0 0.72

Their bench looks stronger than ours.

Injuries / Absences:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PRASB /min
Q Derrick Favors 4 5 26 32.6 16.8 8.6 1.5 1.5 1.2 29.6 0.91
X Alec Burks 2 1 28 27.1 14.3 3.6 2.1 0.6 0.1 20.7 0.76
X Al Jefferson 5 19 25.2 12.5 6.1 1.6 0.7 1.1 22.0 0.87
Q Jeremy Lamb 2 37 22.1 11.2 4.6 1.4 0.6 0.5 18.3 0.83
X Dante Exum 1 2 0 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
X Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 3 2 0 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

This part should get updated before the game starts -- if I am available to do it.

Overall, I'd say the Jazz should not be at too much of a disadvantage. But the Hornets do have as many wins as the Jazz do. Should be a good game.

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who is going to win this afternoon?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Jazz (Road)
    (32 votes)
  • 15%
    Hornets (Home)
    (6 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now