The Utah Jazz are looking to grab their third straight home victory as they remain undefeated in the Vivint Smart Home Arena. With this win against the Los Angeles Clipper tonight, it will push their win streak to three as they are coming off of a 96-95 win in Arizona against the Phoenix Suns. They have only lost one game this season, which was to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, 95-86.
The Clippers, on the other hand, are also standing with a 3-1 season record, hoping to grab a second consecutive win tonight. Still, without Paul George, who is still out until at least mid-November, they will hope to avoid a second straight road loss. This matchup between the Jazz and Clippers will mark their first of four meetings this season.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:
The Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers have met up a grand total of 199 times in the past as the Jazz won 115 of their matchups while the Clippers were limited to just 84 victories.
Los Angeles Clippers:
-Amir Coffey (ankle)
-Paul George (shoulder)
-Kawhi Leonard (knee; 27.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 7.5 APG, 51.9 FG%, 36.8 3P%)
-Johnathan Motley (G-League; 1.5 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 1.0 APG, 33.3 FG%, 100.0 3P%)
-Dante Exum (knee)
-Justin Wright-Foreman (G-League)
-Jarrell Brantley (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.0 APG)
The beginning of the game would be competitive as the Jazz shot fifty percent from the field while the Clippers ended up shooting forty-eight percent. Lou Williams, starting for the first time this season, went five for ten as he scored 16 points, hitting a three-pointer in the process. He also had three rebounds and four assists while Ivica Zubac had eight points on a perfect one-hundred percent shooting.
Patrick Beverley ended up scoring four points while Landry Shamet chalked up five points. Patrick Patterson was able to plant a shot from beyond the arc in the second period while grabbing two rebounds and dishing out two assists. JaMychal Green played the most minutes off the bench as he earned nine points.
As for the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell scored ten points while shooting forty-four percent from the field. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed with nine points which included a three-pointer in the first quarter. Mike Conley was kept to just six points while Rudy Gobert scored eight points. Joe Ingles played 15 minutes off the bench but had just five points as the home team went into halftime with a 52-51 lead.
The Jazz would start to run away with the game in the second half as they went on a 58-45 run, shooting fifty-nine percent from the field, limiting the California ball club to forty-six percent. Conley made up for his poor scoring performance in the first half as he got hot for 23 points, knocking down five three-pointers in the process. He shot seventy-two percent from the field in the second half while Mitchell gave 14 points.
On the other end of the court, Green scored 14 more points off the bench while Lou Williams was kept to eight points. Beverley had just four points as the Utah Jazz came away with a 110-96 victory. Mike Conley finished the game with 29 points, one rebound, five assists, and two steals while Lou Williams settled for 24 points, three rebounds, and four assists.
The Los Angeles Clippers will host DeMar DeRozan (22.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 48.0 FG%, 00.0 3P%) and the San Antonio Spurs (3-0) on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. This will mark the first of four matchups between these two ball clubs this season.
The Utah Jazz will travel to California to battle De’Aaron Fox (16.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 6.0 APG, 39.2 FG%, 38.9 3P%) and the Sacramento Kings (0-4) on Friday at 10:00 p.m. This will mark the second of three games these teams will play against each other this season. The last time they saw each other was October 26 when the Jazz blew the Kings out, 113-81. During that game, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points, grabbed four rebounds, gave out one assist, and committed one steal while Dewayne Dedmon had 11 points, six rebounds, and one block.