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Utah Jazz (3-3) @ New York Knicks (2-3)Madison Square Garden | New York, New York10:00 AM MT | ROOT Sports | 1280 / 97.5 FM

Don't try to put him in a box, Raul
Don't try to put him in a box, Raul
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The Utah Jazz (3-3) start their big Eastern Conference road trip today. It's going to be a good trip, regardless of the final scores, because Gordon Hayward is back and will start today! Woo! The Jazz are 13-33 in Madison Square Garden. That's not a great record. However, the current home team there isn't so great at home either. Is this a 'toss up'?

Game Preview | Overtone | Five Things to Watch | Triad | Posting and Toasting

We don't have all of those up just yet, but we do have this nice preview of the entire road trip here, if you'd rather read that. As for tonight, it'll be our first time seeing former Jazzman guard Jeff Hornacek as the head coach of the New York Knicks (2-3). It's going to be a fun game, I hope. New York has reloaded for the playoffs. Utah has as well.

Fan Map:

2016 2017 Regular Season Game 07 UTAatNYK Fan Map

Knicks Roster Notes:

Lance Thomas has a sprained left ankle, and is questionable; but otherwise no one else is hurt.

Jazz Roster Notes:

Gordon Hayward returns after only six regular season games missed. Not bad. Derrick Favors is probably still on a minutes restriction though. Boris Diaw is out. Alec Burks is out. Trey Lyles has his 21st birthday party last night. So, yeah, expect a GREAT game from him.

Presumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs. Derrick Rose
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Courtney Lee
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Carmelo Anthony
  • PF: Derrick Favors vs. Kristaps Prozingis
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Joakim Noah

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Jazz by 11+ points
    (9 votes)
  • 27%
    Jazz by 6-10
    (13 votes)
  • 33%
    Jazz by 1-5
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Knicks by 1-5
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Knicks by 6-10
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    Knicks by 11+
    (4 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now