The Jazz are looking for a chance to rebound. Not just defensive rebounds but also as a team. After winning just one of their last six games, the Jazz need to find some solid ground and will hope to find it tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Both of the previous games have been close ones and so we shouldn’t be surprised if this one comes down to the wire. Considering the poor bench play, it would almost be a sure thing.
To make things more difficult Mike Conley will be out again.
Mike Conley is OUT tonight— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) December 7, 2019
But that comes as an opportunity of sorts. Donovan Mitchell has a chance to become more of a facilitator. When he’s slinging the ball good things happen. To win the game tonight the Jazz will need to move the ball and find good shots or they’ll be hoping for a bailout from Bojan Bogdanovic again.
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 • 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports Southeast-Memphis
Radio: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone, ESPN Radio 92.9FM / 680 AM
What to watch for
Will the Jazz bench show up?
It hasn’t for much of this season, but it would be a welcome sight to see the Jazz bench have a good night. It’s been a gaping hole for the Jazz all season and, if the Jazz want to start winning at a higher level, it has to get better.
Jeff Green and Emmanuel Mudiay have had their moments this year but they’ve been far too inconsistent. Joe Ingles, who everyone thought might be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate, has also been shaky so far. It’s up to the players, and Quin, to figure this out. Can they do it against the Grizzlies?
This Donovan Mitchell mixtape includes zero shots, zero putbacks, zero dunks. It‘s literally just rebounds & passes. And I could watch it ALL. DAY. LONG. pic.twitter.com/phRuIcNcfL— Jake Lee (@jacobrexlee) December 7, 2019
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