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Utah Jazz vs Detroit Pistons: Game Thread

Utah Jazz (42-25) @ Detroit Pistons (33-34)The Palace at Auburn Hills | Auburn Hills, Michigan5:30 p.m. (MT) | ROOT Sports | 1280 AM | 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz are on their last East road trip of any significance until the NBA Finals. They will play @ Detroit Pistons (33-34) tonight, @ Cleveland Cavaliers (44-22) tomorrow, @ Chicago Bulls (32-35) on Saturday, and then @ Indiana Pacers (34-33) on Monday. Four games, six nights. Only one back to back, and one three games in four nights. All East teams trying to win as much as possible. The #1, #6, #7, and #9 seeds out East may not all have scary records compared to the Western teams Utah has trouble with. But these games should all still be competitive. Utah is 17-7 against the East this year, with four of those losses coming to the Raptors and Celtics. So yeah, 17-3 against the rest of the East (inc. Cleveland this year) gives me high hopes for this road trip.

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Team Breakdown:

Amar is sick. Amar prays for the sweet release of death. So sorry for the lack of posts today, yesterday, and probably tomorrow.

Fan Map:

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Detroit Utah

To pretty unpopular teams?

Assumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs. Reggie Jackson
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Tobias Harris
  • PF: Boris Diaw? vs. Marcus Morris
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Andre Drummond

But we know that Joe Johnson is going to be finishing.

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: Beno Udrih (DET, OUT), Shelvin Mack (UTA, OUT)
  • SG: Michael Gbinije (DET, recalled from NBADL)
  • SF:
  • PF: Derrick Favors (UTA, probably OUT), Joel Bolomboy (UTA, needs minutes)
  • C:

Man, get fully healthy Favs.



So, who wins?

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