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Game 82: Jazz (40-41) @ Lakers (16-65) Location: STAPLES Center • Los Angeles, CA Time: 8:30 p.m. (MT) TV: ESPN2 // ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM // 97.5 FM

Bryon Scott! Born in Utah! No, for reals!
Bryon Scott! Born in Utah! No, for reals!
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The Utah Jazz lace them up for what could be the last time in the 2015-2016 season. Tonight, on the road, facing a really energized crowd, who knows? The Los Angeles Lakers may actually go out there and try to win a game -- and all it took was Kobe Bryant calling it a career! The Jazz went 2-1 against LAL last season, and are 3-0 this year. They will go for the sweep in a place that they really haven't had much success in. The Jazz are just 21-64 in LA in the regular season. A win tonight would be epic for a variety of reasons. I'd love for the Jazz to reach 41 and 41, a tangible mark that isn't the playoffs, but at least shows that things are moving in the right direction. But more than that, I don't want Kobe to have a big game. Keep him under 30 and I'm happy.

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Starters:

  • PG: Shelvin Mack vs. D'Angelo Russell
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Jordan Clarkson
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Kobe Bryant
  • PF: Trey Lyles vs. Julius Randle
  • C: Derrick Favors vs. Roy Hibbert

Bench:

  • Raul Neto vs. Lou Williams
  • Trey Burke vs. Marcelo Huertas
  • Alec Burks vs. Nick Young
  • Chris Johnson vs. Larry Nance Jr.
  • Joe Ingles vs. Metta World Peace
  • Trevor Booker vs. Brandon Bass
  • Jeff Withey vs. Tarik Black
  • Tibor Pleiss vs. Robert Sacre

And also Ryan Kelly . . .

Injuries / Absences:

  • Dante Exum (PG/SG) -- OUT
  • Rudy Gobert (C) -- OUT
  • Derrick Favors (PF/C) -- IN, but he has a lot of reasons to be out if he wants
  • Alec Burks (SG/PG) -- Game time decision
  • Anthony Brown (SF) -- OUT, stress reaction in right foot
  • Larry Nance Jr. (PF/SF) -- Game time decision, sore right knee
  • Lou Williams (PG/SG) -- In, was a DNP-CD last game
  • Brandon Bass (PF) -- In, was a DNP-CD last game

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who is going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Jazz by 11+
    (27 votes)
  • 8%
    Jazz by 6-10
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Jazz by 1-5
    (2 votes)
  • 33%
    Lakers by 1-5
    (26 votes)
  • 5%
    Lakers by 6-10
    (4 votes)
  • 15%
    Lakers by 11+
    (12 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now