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Game #45: Hornets (22-23) @ Jazz (19-25) Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT Time: 7:00 p.m. (MT) TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Geiger and Ostertag -- interpretive dance at it's best
Geiger and Ostertag -- interpretive dance at it's best
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Tonight the Utah Jazz have to get some bug repellent and beat the Charlotte Hornets. They beat us in double OT last week. It's time to even the score. Hopefully in regulation this time around.There are a number of injuries and question marks before this game starts -- and most of them are with the Hornets this time around! I can't believe we are more healthy than another team, I think the last time this happened was in November when the Jazz played the Pelicans! Woo!

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Charlotte Utah

I'm always surprised by the fair weather fans though.

Assumed Starters:

  • PG: Kemba Walker vs. Raul Neto *
  • SG: Jeremy Lin vs. Rodney Hood
  • SF: P.J. Hairston ** vs. Gordon Hayward
  • PF: Marvin Williams vs. Trey Lyles ***
  • C: Spencer Hawes vs. Rudy Gobert

* I don't know if Neto will start tonight, but I hope he does. Otherwise expect Burke here

** P.J. is set to start if Batum is out again

*** Lyles is set to start if Favors is not starting, and Favors may not start because of match-ups and his own conditioning

Key Bench:

  • Frank Kaminsky vs. Derrick Favors
  • Troy Daniels vs. Joe Ingles
  • Tyler Hansbrough vs. Trevor Booker
  • Brian Roberts vs. Trey Burke

Injuries / Absences:

  • Al Jefferson (C) -- OUT
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF/SG) -- OUT
  • Cody Zeller (C) -- OUT
  • Nicolas Batum (SF) -- Game Time Decision
  • Jeremy Lamb (SG) -- Questionable
  • Dante Exum (PG) -- OUT
  • Alec Burks (SG/PS) -- OUT
  • Derrick Favors (PF/C) -- Will play, probably not start
  • Raul Neto (PG) -- Will play, don't know about start either

GO JAZZ GO!

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Who's going to win?

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  • 8%
    The Charlotte Hornets
    (3 votes)
  • 91%
    The Utah Jazz
    (31 votes)
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