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Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings: Game Thread

Utah Jazz (38-24) @ Sacramento Kings (25-36)Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, California4:00 P.M. (MT) | ROOT Sports | NBA TV | 1280 AM | 97.5 FM

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

A TV Game? For the Utah Jazz? And it's not against some really highly marketed team? That's the case as our guys suit up for a midday matinee against the Sacramento Kings. Let's be honest here - the Jazz need to win and the Kings do not. Let's hope everything works out for both fan bases accordingly.

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Team Breakdown:

Since "The Trade" the Kings are 1-3. They have lost three in a row, and four of their last five. I don't know how to scout this team. Really, the last seven years of scouting them is out the window now. I will have to lean a little heavy on what they've been doing recently. And they recently lost to the Brooklyn Nets, at home. Guys like Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans are coming off the bench, while their bigman rotation of Kosta Koufos, Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Anthony Tolliver do not quite replace what was lost in the boxscore by DeMarcus Cousins. They have talent. They have youth. They have a lot of small point guards who are fast and will shoot.

No game is easy. Tonight shouldn't be hard, though. (Utah Jazz players: "Hold my drink.")

Fan Map:

2015 2016 Fanbase Map Sacramento Utah

And to think that during a small time period in the 90s both of these squads were giving the mighty Los Angeles Lakers a lot of trouble.

Assumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs. Darren Collison
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Ben McLemore
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Arron Afflalo
  • PF: Derrick Favors vs. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Kosta Koufos

Injuries / Absences:

  • PG: Shelvin Mack (UTA, Inactive)
  • SG: Rodney Hood (UTA, IN), Garrett Temple (SAC, OUT), Malachi Richardson (SAC, OUT)
  • SF: Rudy Gay (SAC, OUT), Joe Johnson (UTA, OUT)
  • PF: Joel Bolomboy (UTA, NBADL)
  • C:



The Jazz. The Kings. Seriously? This has to be a win. Will it be?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Jazz win.
    (22 votes)
  • 25%
    Jazz lose.
    (8 votes)
  • 6%
    Jazz double lose, King'd (like checkers)
    (2 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now