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Phoenix Suns (6-14) @ Utah Jazz (13-9)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 (13-9) are hosting the Phoenix Suns (6-14) tonight, but it's not going to be easy. Phoenix was embarrassed in their last game and have had two nights off to think about it. Utah played last night, and this will be the second game in a back-to-back set and a third game in four nights. Quin Snyder will be back, but Earl Watson knows this building very well and how to control the glass to win games. He has some line-ups that can do just that this season. One thing Phoenix doesn't have is Gordon Hayward. It's going to be a team game to win or lose, but really, it's Gordon going up against the very sun tonight, in an attempt to eclipse it.

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Team Breakdown:

(PHX - UTA)

  • PPG: 106.8 (8th) - 99.9 (25th)
    O.PPG: 113.2 (29th) - 95.1 (1st)
    Pace: 101.7 (1st) - 91.1 (30th)
    O.RTG: 102.9 (23rd) - 109.6 (8th)
    D.RTG: 109.6 (24th) - 104.4 (8th)

Fan Map:

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Phoenix Utah

Hey! These two teams are somewhat equally unpopular!

Presumed Starters:

  • PG: Eric Bledsoe vs. Dante Exum
  • SG: Devin Booker vs. Rodney Hood
  • SF: P.J. Tucker vs. Gordon Hayward
  • PF: Marquese Chriss vs. Boris Diaw
  • C: Tyson Chandler vs. Rudy Gobert

Why no Dragan Bender tho?

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: George Hill (UTA, OUT)
  • SG: Alec Burks (UTA, OUT)
  • SF: T.J. Warren (PHX, OUT), Derrick Jones Jr. (NBA-DL)
  • PF: Derrick Favors (UTA, OUT)
  • C:

Also, of note, Quin Snyder is back from missing his last game.

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Jazz by 11+ points
    (20 votes)
  • 34%
    Jazz by 6-10
    (13 votes)
  • 10%
    Jazz by 1-5
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Suns by 1-5
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Suns by 6-10
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Suns by 11+
    (1 vote)
38 votes total Vote Now