Game five of the six game preseason is tonight. The Utah Jazz (2-2) will host the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2). In their previous meeting the Jazz started off hot, but suffered a significant loss in the third quarter -- so much so that you could claim the game ended there. A second game was the fourth quarter when our last string beat their last string. In that way, it was similar to what happened with the Jazz loss against the Phoenix Suns the other night. But whatever.
I think we know that Doc River's vet laden club outclassed our mixed and mashed up lineups with so many rotation players being out. Regardless, the Jazz won that game. Can they win tonight and complete the sweep?
Game Preview (REXdunk) | 5 Things to Watch (Austin Higgs) | Jazz need to start beating teams like the Clippers (JWalk67)
And your Jazz Triad:
Dante Exum, the Jazz's next lead scorer? #TheTriad #LACatUTA pic.twitter.com/wU0j0vYTW7— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) October 17, 2016
With all of the people out, I really don't feel the need to do a starters / bench / stats thing right now. I assume the starters will be George Hill, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw, and Rudy Gobert for the good guys. For the Clippers? I do expect J.J. Redick,
Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan to all play. I really don't know enough about their current rotation to see what they will do besides that.
No Chris Paul, no Blake Griffin, no DeAndre Jordan, no Alan Anderson tonight for Clippers. No Hayward, Favors, Burks or Hood for the Jazz.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) October 17, 2016
Injuries / Absences:
- Chris Paul (LAC) -- Day-toDay
- Blake Griffin (LAC) -- ??
- DeAndre Jordan (LAC) -- ??
- Alan Anderson (LAC) -- Precautionary
- Brice Johnson (LAC) -- OUT
- Gordon Hayward (UTA) -- OUT
- Derrick Favors (UTA) -- OUT
- Rodney Hood (UTA) -- OUT
- Alec Burks (UTA) -- OUT
GO JAZZ GO!
Who's gonna win tonight?
This poll is closed
Jazz by 11+
Jazz by 6-10
Jazz by 1-5
Clippers by 1-5
Clippers by 6-10
Clipers by 11+