Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

by Alma Bean

Feature Image: Photo by Nick Wass of AP Photo.

The Utah Jazz (10-4) look to get back to their winning ways to end their three-game road trip as they face the Philadelphia 76ers (6-7).

What to Look For

For being considered a playoff contender, the Philadelphia 76ers have been struggling to start their season being currently under .500. After an 0-3 start, Philadelphia has gone 6-4 in their last ten games. Utah may end up focusing on Philadelphia’s home record (3-4), to give them hope to get a win before returning to Salt Lake City. While a lot of coaching may be centered around containing Joel Embiid who scored 42 points in their 121-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Utah may want to put their focus on Tyrese Maxey. Maxey is averaging career highs in nearly every category, one being points per game at 23.2 ppg.

Utah will need to bring focus to the defensive end of the court as Philadelphia is in the top-10 in the league in turnovers. Philadelphia also is third in the league in points allowed at 107.2 ppg. Every game this season, Utah has allowed 100+ ppg but has scored 110+ in 10 of their 14 games. Overall, this matchup will be offensively driven, but pressure and tough defense will be the deciding factor.

Injury Report

Philadelphia- James Harden: Out (foot), Furkan Korkmaz: Out (knee)

Utah- Ochai Agbaji: Out (G League), Leandro Bolmaro: Out (G League), Johnny Juzang: Out (G League), Micah Potter: Out (G League)

Where to Watch?

Tip-off between the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers is at 5:30 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet.

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