On national TV, the Utah Jazz will take on Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in a matchup the Jazz should win. The Lakers’ highly publicized disappointment of a season has been the focus of every national headline, but the Jazz haven’t been a team the Lakers have struggled with this season. The Lakers beat the Jazz in their last matchup with a highlight dunk from Westbrook on Gobert.
The Jazz are a different team now than they were in that game. Donovan Mitchell is back to his All-NBA form and Rudy Gobert is in the lineup for Utah and looking refreshed. It’s games like this that the Jazz need to prove they’re still a contender. If they can’t beat the Lakers right now, it’s hard to make that claim.