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Game 62: Jazz (28-33) @ Pelicans (23-37) Location: Smoothie King Center • New Orleans, LA Time: 5:00 p.m. (MT) TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz finish up their four game road trip with a stop back 'home', facing the New Orleans Pelicans. I don't have much to say here because of time constraints. But frankly, this team hasn't been that inspiring to write about either. Utah has dropped leads in countless games and failed to finish strong. They are bad on the defensive glass when it counts, and have had so much trouble all season long with stopping guard penetration. Compounding that, of late the Jazz have been facing a lot of point guards who can make their own shot on the perimeter, either with the help of a pick and roll, or in one-on-one situations. Isaiah Thomas with Boston, Kyle Lowry with Toronto, and Mike Conley with Memphis all had their way of late. Tonight we get to see Jrue Holiday (off the bench) do his thing. Again.

At least we have more fans.

2015 2016 Fanbase Map New Orleans Utah

It seemed like everything went sour with how the last game ended up between these two teams. Maybe this breaks the voodoo curse?

Starters:

  • PG: Shelvin Mack vs. Norris Cole
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Eric Gordon
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Dante Cunningham
  • PF: Derrick Favors vs. Anthony Davis
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Kendrick Perkins

Key Bench:

  • Really?

Injuries / Absences:

  • Dante Exum (PG/SG) -- OUT, rehab
  • Alec Burks (SG/PG) -- OUT, rehab
  • Tibor Pleiss (C) -- ASSIGNED, NBADL
  • Tyreke Evans (PG/SG/SF) -- OUT, right knee
  • Quincy Pondexter (SF) -- OUT, left knee
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones (SG) -- OUT, fractured right wrist
  • Alexis Ajinca (C) -- OUT, fractured sternum
  • Omer Asik (C) -- GTD, right ankle sprain

GO JAZZ GO!

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Who is going to win tonight?

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  • 95%
    The Utah Jazz
    (40 votes)
  • 4%
    The New Orleans Pelicans
    (2 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now