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Game #32: Grizzlies (18-16) @ Jazz (14-17) Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT Time: 7:00 p.m. (MT) TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Save us, Brisbane Joe!
Save us, Brisbane Joe!
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

You know why you're here. It's Saturday night. It's time to see the Utah Jazz host the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis, née Vancouver, is the original "Grit 'n Grind" team that plays slow, plays defense, and tries their best to use team play to overcome overt start power. It's a small market plan that seems to work; however, we've never seen the Grizz in the NBA Finals. The Jazz are trying to do the same thing. But tonight we're not going to see strength vs. strength, thanks to injuries. Still though, these two teams are similar-ish -- especially when you see that the Jazz actually have more fans than the Grizz you notice how small these markets really are:

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Memphis Utah


* Derrick Favors could start for either Lyles or Withey if he is available for tonight

Key Bench:

Injuries / Absences:

  • Rudy Gobert (UTA, C) -- OUT, left knee MCL sprain (Grade II)
  • Dante Exum (UTA, PG/SG) -- OUT, left knee ACL rehab
  • Alec Burks (UTA, SG/PG) -- OUT, left leg, fractured fibula
  • Matt Barnes (MEM, SF) -- OUT, NBA Suspension
  • Brandan Wright (MEM, PF/C/SF) -- OUT, right knee surgery
  • Jordan Adams (MEM, SG/PG) -- OUT, right knee soreness
  • Jarell Martin (MEM, PF) -- OUT, assigned to NBADL
  • James Ennis (MEM, SF) -- OUT, assigned to NBADL
  • Derrick Favors (UTA, PF/C) -- QUESTIONABLE