Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Preview

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Preview

by Alma Bean

Feature Image: Photo by Scott G Winterton of Deseret News.

The Utah Jazz (14-12) takes on the visiting Golden State Warriors (13-12) as Utah looks to bounce back after a four-day break.

What to Look For

Though Utah is third in the league in PPG (117.7), Golden State is not far behind the trail only by half a point. On Wednesday night, Golden State will be without three of their starters, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins. Those three players alone make up 57.7 of Golden State’s 117.2 PPG. Golden State leads Utah in nearly every shooting category but with their core shooters out, we’ll have to see if Golden State’s depth will be able to carry on those numbers. Also, keep in mind, Golden State currently has a 2-10 record on the road.

Keys of the Game

After being full participants in Monday’s practice, Mike Conley and Rudy Gay have a bit optimism of about being able to play on Wednesday night. After missing the last eight games, Utah will be looking to have fluid ball movement once again with their assist leader back on the court. Golden State will be looking to lean on Jordan Poole who will need to take on the scoring and passing duties that Curry, Green, and Wiggins normally carry. Though Golden State is first in the league in team assists with 29.8 per game, they commit the second most turnovers per game (16.2) only behind the Houston Rockets (17.1). Being able to slow down Golden State and apply heavy pressure on defense should create a winning formula for Utah.

Injury Report

Golden State- Stephen Curry: Out (ankle), Draymond Green: Out (hip), Andre Iguodala: Out (hip), Andrew Wiggins: Out (groin)

Utah- Ochai Agbaji: Out (G League), Leandro Bolmaro: Out (G League), Mike Conley: Questionable (leg), Johnny Juzang: Out (wrist), Micah Potter (G League)

Where to Watch?

Golden State and Utah will tip off at 7:00 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet.

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