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The Jazz host the Magic as they go for nine straight wins

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Utah welcomes a young Orlando team to town

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The Utah Jazz (37-11) have won eight straight games, and 21 straight home games. Utah is coming off a close win last night against the visiting Chicago Bulls. The Bulls didn’t give the Jazz an easy game, so fatigue is definitely a possibility tonight.

The Orlando Magic are coming into tonight winners of two straight, and have been showing off a new young core. They’ll come into tonight motivated to show what they can do.


Game Info

When: Saturday April 3rd, 2021 7:00 P.M. MT

Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: 97.5 FM | 1280 AM The Zone


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What to Watch For

Orlando’s new young core

Recently acquired big man Wendell Carter Jr. showed out on Thursday night, with 21 points and 12 rebounds in an overtime win in New Orleans. He was the major piece the Magic received in the trade that sent out All-Star Nikola Vucevic.

Orlando Magic v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Rookie Chuma Okeke has also stood out in recent days. Since getting real rotation minutes, he’s shown why he was picked 16th overall. Okeke has averaged 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game, while shooting 57% from the field and 57% from three over the last five games.

Orlando also acquired rookie R.J. Hampton from the Denver Nuggets in the Aaron Gordon trade. Hampton has shown a lot of promise this season, and will likely get a lot of opportunity to play serious minutes now that he’s joined the Magic. Orlanda has a lot of young, energetic, and talented young players looking to prove themselves. Teams like this don’t always look dangerous, but on any given night, they can catch fire.

Donovan Mitchell’s hot streak

Chicago Bulls v Utah Jazz Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Since returning from the All-Star break, Donovan Mitchell has been setting the NBA on fire. He’s been scoring 28.9 points and dishing 5.8 assists per game in that span, while shooting an elite 63.3% True Shooting. Mitchell is looking under control, yet aggressive. This is the superstar version of Donovan Mitchell that we’ve seen at times during each season of his young career. When he is playing this way, no team in the league can contain him. If this type of play continues tonight, Mitchell can put the Magic away quickly.


Will the league-leading Utah Jazz add to their current league-high win streak tonight? Vote below.

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Predictions

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Jazz by double digits
    (103 votes)
  • 15%
    Jazz by single digits
    (19 votes)
  • 1%
    Magic by single digits
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Magic by double digits
    (2 votes)
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