The Utah Jazz travel to the American Airlines Center to meet the Dallas Mavericks for the first time this season. After a hard fought overtime win on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Jazz will face off against the 11-8 Mavericks, who have just lost back-to-back games.
Coming into this game on back-to-back losses for the first time this season, Dallas put together an historic 30-0 run in the fourth quarter of their Saturday night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, coming up just short in a 126-120 loss.
Last time out saw a season-high 21 points and 6 assists from Keyonte George and first meaningful NBA minutes for #9 pick Taylor Hendricks. The Jazz will be hoping that the rookies continue to progress in such an exciting way.
TAYLOR HENDRICKS FIRST NBA 3-POINTER pic.twitter.com/NBr723oFVb— Jazz Lead (@JazzLead) December 3, 2023
With Kyrie Irving having missed the previous Oklahoma City Thunder matchup with right foot soreness and Luka Dončić having missed the game prior vs Memphis, the duo are likely to reconnect on the court against the Jazz.
The question for the Jazz remains on whether Walker Kessler will return to the starting line up or Ömer Yurtseven will retain the spot after a monster performance last time out in the victory over the Trail Blazers.
Tip-off: 6:30 p.m. MT
Location: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)
TV Broadcast: KJZZ and Jazz+
The Jazz missed Lauri Markkanen (left hamstring strain), Jordan Clarkson (thigh contusion), Kris Dunn (personal reasons) and Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) last time out, the 3 day break will certainly have helped.
Jazz Injury Report:— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 5, 2023
OUT - Josh Christopher (G League)
OUT - Jordan Clarkson (right thigh contusion)
OUT - Johnny Juzang (G League)
OUT - Lauri Markkanen (left hamstring strain)
OUT - Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder strain)
OUT - Micah Potter (G League)
OUT - Brice Sensabaugh… pic.twitter.com/E9uPX5BqFL