by Alma Bean
Feature Image: Photo by Ricker Bowmer of AP Photo.
What to Look For
With this being the third time that these teams have met, both have a pretty good idea of what the other is capable of. Utah will always have their eye on former MVP Nikola Jokic. Being the dynamic player he is, Jokic is a threat as a facilitator and scorer. Ranked third in the league in assists per game with 8.9 as a center, Utah may struggle to keep him contained.
Keys to the Game
Utah will be without a majority of their scorers going into this matchup while Denver is coming in with almost their full roster. Utah will need to rely on the scoring ability of Malik Beasley, who has been a force off the bench this season. He is averaging 13.8 PPG. The league will be able to see how Utah’s young roster will be able to produce with little veteran leadership on the road.
Where to Watch
Denver and Utah tip-off at 7:00 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet.