Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Preview

Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz Preview

by Alma Bean

Feature Image: Photo by Rick Bowmer of the Associated Press.

The Utah Jazz (22-23) welcomes the visiting Philadelphia 76ers (25-16) in their final meeting of the season. They will be in pursuit of a .500 record.

What to Look For

Utah will be looking to avenge themselves after allowing Joel Embiid to have a historic night in their previous meeting. Philadelphia is coming in after a double-digit loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday behind double-doubles from both Embiid and James Harden. With the return of Mike Conley after a night of rest, Utah will have veteran leadership to cover the perimeter. The question now lies in the paint.

Key of the Game

Focus on the paint. Utah will have their hands full with Embiid which may cause Utah to overcompensate on defense. On the other end, Utah has been struggling from the perimeter as of late, so they end up driving and hoping to get by Embiid. They will also look for Walker Kessler to show his growth down in the paint. Jarred Vanderbilt will need to be able to hold his ground and solidify himself as a big man in this game if Utah has any hopes of coming out on top tonight.

Injury Report

Philadelphia- Tobias Harris: Questionable (knee), Georges Niang: Questionable (illness)

Utah- Rudy Gay: Out (back), Johnny Juzang: Out (G League), Lauri Markkanen: Out (hip), Kelly Olynyk: Out (ankle), Collin Sexton: Out (hamstring)

Where to Watch?

Tip-off between Philadelphia and Utah will be at 7:00 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet.

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