When: Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm MT
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Television: ATT Sports Net
Radio: 1280 or 97.5 The Zone.
Utah Jazz: Dante Exum (shoulder), Raul Neto
Denver Nuggets: None
What to Watch For
How will Donovan Mitchell do in backup point guard minutes?
With Raul Neto and Dante Exum out tonight, Donovan Mitchell alongside Alec Burks will step in for backup point guard duties. Donovan Mitchell shined while doing so against the Los Angeles Lakers, havoing a big night going for 26 points. This time he will be going against Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris. Can he repeat?
Paul Millsap vs Derrick Favors
This is the master vs the student matchup. Derrick Favors was seen as being able to fill the void that Paul Millsap left. Millsap is one of the few Jazzmen that have left the Jazz and had wild success after Utah. Derrick Favors will begin his season of reclaiming his once proud role in the Utah Jazz offense. Having a big night against one of the league’s best in Millsap would go a long way in showing Jazz fans that he’s back.
Nikola Jokic vs Rudy Gobert
Nikola Jokic is to offense what Rudy Gobert is to defense. They’re analytic wunderkinds who require going beyond just the box score to see their true dominance. Tonight’s game could very well come down to who can exploit who offensively and defensively. This is the battle of the undervalued centers and will be a fun one to watch.