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Game #64: Jazz (29-34) @ Warriors (56-5)
Location: Oracle Arena • Oakland, CA
Time: 8:30 p.m. (MT)
TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

I really don't know what to say. I didn't watch the last two games and I think we're seeing the same thing every night now, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like our team has  collectively lost steam and urgency and playing this season out. The team plays well in the first quarter, the bench may be stinking it up, the other team goes on a run or two, and the Jazz are playing from behind in the middle of the fourth and don't have anything left to get them over the hump. Bench scoring has been down, significantly, since the Shelvin Mack trade. You don't need to be a radio host to understand that there seems to be a relationship that exists between lack of bench scoring and Trey Burke getting DNP-CDs, but hey, that's just me being negative I guess. There's another night to expect Quin Snyder will clear his bench tonight, as the Utah Jazz will tip off against the Golden State Warriors. So we'll have fun with that.

The Warriors are chasing history this season and have to play the team twice in the next few weeks. Tonight I don't expect them to go easy on our guys. They will be without Festus Ezeli tonight, and possibly without Andre Iguodala (left hamstring tightness). That totally makes up for the Jazz being without Dante Exum, Alec Burks, Tibor Pleiss -- and the new idea of Rodney Hood being questionable for tonight with back soreness. It will be grim satisfaction to see Ian Clark bust us up for 16 tonight -- another guy that somehow couldn't find playing time on our team.

Anyway, Jazz / Warriors.

Exciting.

GO JAZZ GO!