by Elmer Mejia
The Utah Jazz are coming off an incredible win last Wednesday night. They demolished the Sacramento Kings en route to a franchise record in scoring when they notched 154 points. The previous record of 153 points scored in a game was back in 1978. The whole team played well as they snapped a two-game losing streak. Now, they will face the Phoenix Suns in a battle for the top spot. Here are some things to look for in the final regular season game against the Suns.
Battle For The Top
While two starters will remain sidelined for this blockbuster matchup, the Jazz plan to win this game and maintain the top spot in the Western Conference. A road win would put the Jazz two games ahead of the Phoenix Suns. It will not be an easy task since the Jazz will be without Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley once again. In addition to that, Royce O’Neale is questionable with right wrist soreness.
However, the Jazz are coming off a brilliant scoring outing against the Kings and will try to use that positive momentum against the Suns. It will be another great opportunity for the role players to step up once again and play as team.
Looking To Avenge Loss
In their most previous encounter, the Jazz lost to the Suns in overtime 117-113. In that game, Mitchell scored a game high 41 points. This will be a great opportunity for the Jazz to keep the top spot locked up and move two games ahead of the Suns. Phoenix will have Dario Saric upgraded to probable and Jae Crowder is questionable again. The Suns have a healthier team at this point, but the Jazz have the team to still steal a win on the road.
Great Game In Hand
This will be a great game and could be a little playoff preview if they end up meeting later down the road. The Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers and are one of the most consistent teams in the league. With this in mind, the Jazz are still a great team despite not having a full healthy roster. The Jazz can still snatch up a win and make a statement that they are the real deal.
The tip-off will be at 8 PM Mountain time and can be seen on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
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