by Alma Bean
Feature Image: Photo by Mark J. Terrill of AP Photo.
After a disappointing loss on Monday, the Utah Jazz (12-7) make a quick pitstop home for one game to take on the Detroit Pistons (4-15).
What to Look For
Utah returns home after a disappointing 121-114 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. They return home to face former Jazz man Bojan Bogdanovic. Though Detroit is currently ranked last in the eastern conference, Bogdanovic is currently having his highest shooting percentage of his career with 50.8% from the field. Unfortunately, Detroit has the second lowest point differential in the league with -8.5 and nearly negative in every differential category.
Keys of the Game
Utah will need to be thankful that they will not see Saddiq Bey. Bey is currently eighth in the league with 91.8% from the line. Both Detroit and Utah are in the top 10 in fouls per game. With this stat in mind, Detroit has allowed the second-highest free throw percentage in the league at 81.8%. Without Mike Conley‘s assist production (7.9), Utah is on pace to average less than 20 assists per game. Detroit may be able to catch Utah off-guard in turnovers since Utah is currently committing 15.4 per game, 17 without Conley.
Detroit- Alec Burks: Questionable (unknown), Saddiq Bey: Out (ankle), Cade Cunningham: Out (leg), Isaiah Stewart: Out (toe)
Utah- Ochai Agbaji: Questionable (illness), Leandro Bolmaro: Out (concussion), Mike Conley: Out (leg), Rudy Gay: Out (hand), Johnny Juzang: Out wrist), Micah Potter: Out (G League)
Where to Watch
Tip-off between Detroit and Utah will be at 7:00 PM MST on AT&T SportsNet.