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Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics Game Thread

Game 54: Celtics (32-23) @ Jazz (26-27) Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT Time: 8:30 p.m. (MT) TV: ESPN / ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz need to win tonight to avoid going 1.0 games under .500, and need a win tonight in order to prevent a three game losing streak. The Boston Celtics are on the war path right now and are the #3 team in the East. An East team looks to feast on a West "lotto team", and the C's have been doing that over the last few weeks. The 9th place Jazz need to star playing with some hunger. And they have to do it tonight at home. Otherwise, man, I can see people getting upset pretty quickly.

Oh yeah, this game is on ESPN, and it starts really late for us in time zones East of the Rockies.

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Boston Utah

So this is what having nearly 20 rings over decades and decades gets you . . .

Celtics Roster:

2015 2016 GM 54 BOS at UTA - Celtics Player Stats

Jazz Roster:

2015 2016 GM 54 BOS at UTA - Jazz Player Stats


Size against Speed.

Key Bench:


Injuries / Absences:

Cool, we're playing a small, fast team? Glad three of our fastest guys are out.

  • Dante Exum (UTA, PG/SG) -- OUT, you know why
  • Alec Burks (UTA, SG/PG) -- OUT, you also know why
  • Shelvin Mack (UTA, PG/SG) -- OUT, Trade not complete until all three players pass physical
  • Tibor Pleiss (UTA, C) -- Assigned to NBADL



Who is going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    The Boston Celtics
    (9 votes)
  • 80%
    The Utah Jazz
    (36 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now