The Utah Jazz are returning to their home court tonight after a two-game skid on the road in which they lost to both the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic. It is the Jazz’s first losing streak of the year and tonight they will have the chance to end it at home versus a team they faced off against just 5-days ago, the Atlanta Hawks.
When the Jazz faced the Hawks nearly a week ago they were riding high on a three-game win streak having only one loss on the season. Things have not gone as well this week after shooting an icy cold 23/87 (26.4%) from the three-point line in their last two losses combined.
When the Jazz visited Atlanta last week they had one of their best shooting games of the season managing 41.5% from three. You may remember the game better as the Jordan Clarkson game. He caught fire and led the Jazz to a dominating second half and victory scoring 30-points in the game. The Jazz won 116-98 despite Donovan Mitchell resting his ankle.
The Jazz also had a great defensive game, particularly on Hawks star Trae Young. They held Trae Young to 21 points on just 40% shooting from the field and did not allow him to make a single three-pointer.
The question for the game tonight is what Jazz team will we see? Will we see the team that could not hit a shot and then did not defend well in transition leading to a two-game skid, or will we see the team that we last saw against the Hawks in Atlanta that makes shots and plays tough defense?
The answer to this question will likely tell you who the winner will be. It will be fun to see how it all plays out.
Game Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, 7 PM MT
Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: AT&T Sportsnet