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Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors: Playoff Game 1 Thread

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Utah Jazz (51-31, 4-3) @ Golden State Warriors (67-15, 4-0)Oracle Arena | Oakland, California8:30 p.m. (MT) | TNT, 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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Game one of the NBA Playoffs, second round. Utah Jazz. Golden State Warriors. We live for this!

Game Preview | Series Preview | Golden State Of Mind

Team Breakdown:

The Warriors are possibly a 70 win team that coasted this year. The Jazz are possibly a 60 win team that was too injured to get there. That's still a 10 win difference, and even larger in reality (16 !). It's going to be close or a blowout. Quin Snyder doing well in his first post-season coaching sojourn going up against Mike Brown (as Steve Kerr is out due to health problems right now). Brown is a defensive focused coach as well, and I can imagine that these teams are going to try to give no quarter.

I expect there to be some bad fouls and some loud fans. But Utah is going to have to try to overcome that. In the previous round they played a team of stars in a library. That's not going to be the case in this series.

Both teams get rebounds, block shots, hit threes, and space the floor.

Fan Map:

2016 2017 Game 24 GSW at UTA Fan Map

I love how the Clippers had a larger distribution of fans, but population density matters here, and the Dubs are one of the most popular teams of all time.

Assumed Starters:

  • PG: George Hill vs. Stephen Curry
  • SG: Joe Ingles vs. Klay Thompson
  • SF: Gordon Hayward vs. Kevin Durant
  • PF: Boris Diaw vs. Draymond Green
  • C: Rudy Gobert vs. Zaza Pachulia

Bench Rotation:

  • PG: Raul Neto vs. Shaun Livingston
  • SG: Rodney Hood vs. Ian Clark
  • SF: Joe Johnson vs. Andre Iguodala
  • PF: Derrick Favors vs. David West
  • C: Jeff Withey vs. JaVale McGee

Injures / Absences:

  • PG: Shaun Livingston (GSW, Questionable)
  • SG: Alec Burks (UTA, OUT)
  • SF: Matt Barnes (GSW, Probable)
  • PF: Derrick Favors (UTA, Questionable), Kevon Looney (GSW, OUT)
  • C:

GO JAZZ GO!

#TakeNote

Poll

Who wins tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    UTA by 11+ points
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    UTA by 6-10
    (4 votes)
  • 11%
    UTA by 1-5
    (25 votes)
  • 0%
    GSW by 1-5
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    GSW by 6-10
    (10 votes)
  • 74%
    GSW by 11+
    (155 votes)
209 votes total Vote Now