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Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns Game Preview

Game #26: Suns (12-16) @ Jazz (11-14)
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena • Salt Lake City, UT
Time: 7:00 p.m. (MT)
TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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The Utah Jazz tip off against the Phoenix Suns. It's going to be an exciting game between two fringe playoff teams. Things aren't great in Phoenix or Utah. Utah is once again a young team with injuries. And Phoenix is filled with some players who may be traded again during the season. Both teams are trying to deal with their problems while still climbing the Western Conference ladder. We'll see what happens down the road, but tonight we're going to see some three pointers.

Nah, I know. Big surprise . . . a Jeff Hornacek led team with a bunch of three point shooters is going to take threes. The Jazz are poor at handling pick and pop bigmen, or any type of stretch bigman. Phoenix has a few to worry about.

Suns Roster:

Player GS G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PER USG% REB% AST% ORTG DRTG
1 Eric Bledsoe 28 28 35.2 21.8 4.1 6.4 2.1 0.7 22.1 27.8% 6.5% 30.9% 109 104
2 Brandon Knight 29 29 35.5 19.5 4.1 5.1 1.5 0.4 17.2 25.7% 6.4% 23.5% 104 107
3 P.J. Tucker 29 29 26.6 5.9 5.1 1.2 1.0 0.2 8.9 11.4% 10.6% 6.4% 101 106
4 Jon Leuer 13 29 20.7 8.8 5.8 1.3 0.7 0.3 16.7 17.9% 15.6% 9.9% 111 104
5 Tyson Chandler 18 20 23.3 4.9 7.8 0.5 0.7 0.7 11.1 10.6% 18.6% 2.6% 103 103
6 Ronnie Price 0 27 13.1 3.4 0.8 1.7 0.9 0.1 10.3 12.3% 3.5% 17.9% 109 105
7 Devin Booker 1 24 14.2 5.4 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.2 12.0 15.4% 4.6% 8.7% 113 108
8 T.J. Warren 0 28 22.0 11.1 3.3 0.8 0.8 0.3 17.4 20.7% 8.4% 5.8% 113 107
9 Markieff Morris 16 20 24.2 11.4 4.9 1.8 0.7 0.4 9.5 26.5% 11.2% 12.0% 86 106
10 Alex Len 11 29 19.2 7.6 6.1 0.7 0.6 1.0 16.2 18.8% 17.8% 5.4% 104 102
11 Bryce Cotton 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 Archie Goodwin 0 13 11.6 5.2 2.4 0.9 0.3 0.1 13.6 21.0% 11.4% 11.9% 99 106
13 Sonny Weems 0 12 8.7 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 3.1 13.1% 8.5% 15.1% 74 107
14 Mirza Teletovic 0 29 17.7 8.7 3.1 1.0 0.3 0.3 16.1 19.6% 9.7% 9.2% 114 108
15 Cory Jefferson 0 5 4.0 1.6 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 10.7 18.9% 16.7% 0.0% 95 104

Also, on a side note, the Suns have two former Jazz point guards on their squad -- Price and Cotton.

Jazz Roster:

Player GS G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG PER USG% REB% AST% ORTG DRTG
1 Dante Exum - X
0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 Rodney Hood 24 24 29.5 11.8 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.2 12.1 20.2% 5.2% 15.5% 103 108
3 Gordon Hayward 25 25 35.2 18.7 4.9 3.1 1.1 0.2 18.0 24.5% 8.1% 15.7% 110 107
4 Derrick Favors 24 24 32.6 16.8 8.6 1.5 1.6 1.1 24.2 22.7% 15.4% 9.0% 117 102
5 Rudy Gobert - X
14 14 34.2 9.2 10.9 1.6 0.9 2.6 17.0 13.5% 18.6% 7.5% 108 100
6 Trey Burke 0 25 23.1 11.3 2.2 2.8 0.7 0.0 15.7 24.0% 5.7% 21.8% 105 109
7 Alec Burks 3 25 27.8 14.6 3.7 2.3 0.6 0.2 15.1 26.2% 7.8% 14.5% 104 109
8 Joe Ingles 0 24 12.0 3.4 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.0 10.7 13.2% 6.3% 12.1% 108 107
9 Trevor Booker 2 24 21.9 5.5 6.0 0.8 1.0 0.6 12.7 14.5% 16.1% 6.0% 101 102
10 Jeff Withey 1 17 10.9 2.9 2.9 0.2 0.4 0.9 14.0 13.6% 15.5% 2.6% 101 101
11 Raul Neto 23 24 16.9 5.1 1.4 2.1 0.9 0.0 10.6 17.0% 4.8% 20.3% 97 106
12 Elijah Millsap 0 15 8.5 1.7 1.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 5.3 14.6% 12.3% 17.1% 87 104
13 Chris Johnson 0 17 5.4 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 5.9 15.4% 7.7% 8.4% 87 107
14 Trey Lyles 9 23 12.7 2.5 3.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 5.4 13.2% 13.8% 5.2% 86 108
15 Tibor Pleiss 0 4 3.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.8 17.5% 4.5% 0.0% 78 107

We love going inside, and I am not afraid of Tyson Chandler at this point. I don't think Derrick Favors is either. It's going to be interesting to see if the team actually gets him the ball, though. Once again the Jazz will be playing without Rudy Gobert and Dante Exum. Blah. At some point we'll be healthy . . . I hope . . .

GO JAZZ GO!