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Memphis Grizzlies (4-5) @ Utah Jazz (7-4)Vivint Smart Home Arena | Salt Lake City, UT7:00 p.m. (MT) | ROOT Sports | 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz (7-4) get back to work tonight after a rare night off, and will face the hungry for a road-win Memphis Grizzlies (4-5). Memphis hasn't had the best start in franchise history, but a lot of that is due to injuries to key players. They have played only nine games, but had to start six different starting line-ups. Utah knows a thing or two about injuries as well, having played 11 games, but only used five different starting line-ups. Who is going to play today? That's probably going to determine who is going to win. Such is live in the 82 schedule grind that is the NBA.

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In the grand history of these two franchises, the Utah Jazz are in the head to head lead, 51-26 overall, and 29-10 at home. Last season the Jazz beat the Grizz 2-1 and won the season series. They did so by winning the two home games. So, just do that again, this year. Okay? Maybe?

Team Breakdown:

AllThatAmar, Basketball-Reference.com , TeamRankings.com

Slow defensive team against slow defensive team. It should be fun.

Fan Map:

     2016 2017 Regular Season Game 12 MEMatUTA Fan Map

Hey! We have more fans than them!

Grizzlies Roster:

2016 2017 Regular Season Game 12 MEMatUTA Grizzlies Roster

Insert witty banter here. Oh, I don't have any anymore . . .

Jazz Roster:

2016 2017 Regular Season Game 12 MEMatUTA Jazz Roster

Utah is going to be missing 37.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 6.9 apg, and 1.9 spg with

Presumed Starters:

  • PG: Dante Exum vs. Mike Conley
  • SG: Wait, what?
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. ?
  • PF: Someone vs. JayMychal Green
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Marc Gasol

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: George Hill (UTA Starter, OUT), Mike Conley (MEM Starter, Questionable)
  • SG: Rodney Hood (UTA Starter, OUT), Tony Allen (MEM Starter, OUT), Alec Burks (UTA, OUT)
  • SF: Chandler Parsons (MEM Starter, GTD)
  • PF: Derrick Favors (UTA Starter, GTD), Boris Diaw (UTA, IN)
  • C: Brandan Wright (MEM, OUT)

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Utah by 11+ points
    (4 votes)
  • 26%
    Utah by 6 to 10
    (8 votes)
  • 53%
    Utah by 1 to 5
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Memphis by 1 to 5
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Memphis by 6 to 10
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Memphis by 11+
    (0 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now