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Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers preview: start time, channel, injury report

Overcoming a first half triple-double, the Utah Jazz welcome Harden, Leonard, George and Westbrook

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The Utah Jazz return home from a miserable night against the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić to another tough test against the .500 Los Angeles Clippers back in Salt Lake City. Following an expletive-led assessment of the team, Coach Will Hardy will have to refocus the team as they welcome 3 sure-fire hall of famers.

Coming off a victory against the Denver Nuggets, the Clippers, who have gone 7-8 since the Harden trade after a 0-6 start, are finding their feet with this new line-up. The collection of talent the Clippers have make them a real threat in the West - with only the Timberwolves having a better record in the last 10 games.

Both Ochai Agbaji and rookie Taylor Hendricks hit 50% from beyond-the-arc and double-digit points with 21 and 10, respectively. The Jazz will be hoping they are able to bring this form back to Salt Lake after such a disappointing loss.

As Lauri Markkanen nears his return to fitness as footage of his practice was released, this would likely see minutes for Hendricks or Yurtseven drop - especially if Kelly Olynyk is in line to return too.

Given the depth of their team, the Clippers have players who can step up on any given night, last time out was Paul George as he led the team with 25 points as 4 other players hit double-digits. They did give up another Jokić triple-double on their way to a 111-102 victory.


Game Info

Tip-off: 8:00 p.m. MT

Location: Delta Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Radio: 97.5 FM/ 1280 AM The Zone

Uniforms: City Edition


Injury Report

The Jazz will be hoping to see the return of the top two offensive players in Lauri Markkanen and Jordan Clarkson, alongside the ball movement that Kelly OIynyk can provide. Olynyk and Clarkson appear to be close to coming back, and may even play in this one, while Lauri Markkanen will be out once again.