Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Preview

Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers Preview

by Alma Bean

Feature Image: Photo by Leah Hogsten of the Salt Lake Tribune.

The Utah Jazz (28-30) travels for their third-straight game on the road to take on the Indiana Pacers (25-33).

What to Look For

This game will be seen as a redemption for both teams. Indiana has lost eight of their last nine games while Utah has lost four of their last five games. Someone will need to finish this game victorious and it will be determined by who wants it more. It may sound corny but with Indiana’s top-two players potentially being out of this game and Utah having to still adjust to new lineups, this game feels like a coin flip. Utah may dive into more new lineups with both Juan Tuscano-Anderson and Damian Jones having some practice with the team under their belt, Utah may see them in action tonight. With this addition, this may affect the minutes for Simone Fontecchio and Udoka Azubuike.

Key of the Game

Take perimeter shots. Indiana has the second-highest opponent three-point percentage at 37.1 percent. Utah is currently shooting 36.1 percentage from the perimeter this season but since Wednesday’s trade they’ve been shooting 27/90 (30%). This could be a great opportunity for Jordan Clarkson and Ochai Agbaji to show off their shooting range.

Injury Report

Indiana- Tyrese Haliburton: Questionable (thigh), Myles Turner: Questionable (back)

Utah- Johnny Juzang: Out (G League), Micah Potter: Out (elbow), Russell Westbrook: Out (away from team)

Where to Watch

Early tip-off between Indiana and Utah at 5:00 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: