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Utah Jazz (34-19) @ Dallas Mavericks (20-32)American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas6:00 p.m. (MT) | ROOT Sports | 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz look to sweep their three game road trip after destroying the tough defending Atlanta Hawks and tough defending New Orleans Pelicans. Tonight? The middle of the pack defensive club named the Dallas Mavericks. Both teams are the two slowest teams in the NBA by pace, but I honestly have to say that Rick Carlisle is a way better coach than Quin Snyder. So tonight could be trouble. In addition to going for the three-oh road trip, tonight the Jazz will attempt to go for the four-game sweep of the season series against Dallas. And that's rare and worth fighting for.

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Team Breakdown:

Dallas grinds it out and Dirk is amazing. Their new point guard Yogi is going to be full of energy. Dallas is feisty already and forces the most turn overs in the NBA. They are also great at protecting the ball on the other end. #Vets They also are patient on both ends and fundamentally sound. Few teams protect their glass as well as Dallas does. Will they be able to handle a Rudy / Derrick front court? Will anyone be able to stop Dirk?

Will Dirk make the shots he missed the last time these two teams played?

Utah is playing the second night of a back-to-back set and their third game in four nights. It's also the third game in four nights for Dallas as well. Utah didn't have the night off last night though.

Fan Map:

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Who else remembers when Derek Harper ran out the clock against the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs when he thought his team was up by one?

Assumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs. Yogi Ferrell
  • SG: Joe Ingles vs. Seth Curry
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Wesley Matthews
  • PF: Derrick Favors vs. Harrison Barnes
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Dirk Nowitzki

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: Deron Williams (DAL, OUT), J.J. Barea (DAL, OUT)
  • SG: Rodney Hood (UTA, OUT), Seth Curry (DAL, Playing hurt)
  • SF:
  • PF: Joel Bolomboy (UTA, NBADL)
  • C: Andrew Bogut (DAL, OUT)

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who's going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    UTA by 11+ points
    (28 votes)
  • 19%
    UTA by 6-10
    (14 votes)
  • 10%
    UTA by 1-5
    (8 votes)
  • 10%
    DAL by 1-5
    (8 votes)
  • 17%
    DAL by 6-10
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    DAL by 11+
    (2 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now