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Utah Jazz (18-13) @ Los Angeles Lakers (12-22)STAPLES Center | Los Angeles, CA8:30 p.m. (MT) | NBA TV and ROOT Sports1280 AM and 97.5 FM

When you think of these two teams, you obviously are thinking of Sasha vs. Kyle
When you think of these two teams, you obviously are thinking of Sasha vs. Kyle
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The Utah Jazz (18-13) have been in a rut after putting on a clinic. Of course, the 11 wins and 2 losses starter AFTER a four game losing streak. Tonight the Jazz will look to avoid losing four in a row for a second time in Q4. Who will look to knock em down? Tonight it's the Los Angeles Lakers (12-22) who are better than their record shows, but still not quite a good team. The Jazz went 3-1 against LA last season, and are up 2-0 so far this season. But that doesn't mean things are going to be easy. No sir. The Jazz are 22-65 as the road team in this head-to-head series in the regular season. (Worse in the NBA Playoffs) Utah is without some key players as well, while the Lakers are finally putting things together.

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Team Breakdown:

Dude, just Beat LA.

Fan Map:

2016 2017 Regular Season Game 02 LALatUTA Fan Map

Everyone vs. Utah.

Presumed Starters:

  • PG: Shelvin Mack vs. D'Angelo Russell
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Nick Young
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Luol Deng
  • PF: Boris Diaw vs. Julius Randle
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Timofey Mozgov

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: George Hill (UTA, OUT), D'Angelo Russell (LAL, PROB), Dante Exum (UTA, OUT), Jose Calderon (LAL, PROB)
  • SG: Alec Burks (UTA, OUT)
  • SF:
  • PF: Larry Nance Jr. (LAL, OUT)
  • C: Tarik Black (LAL, PROB)

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    UTA by 11+ points
    (15 votes)
  • 17%
    UTA by 6-10 points
    (8 votes)
  • 29%
    UTA by 1-5 points
    (14 votes)
  • 14%
    LAL by 1-5 points
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    LAL by 6-10 points
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    LAL by 11+ points
    (2 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now