Boston visits Utah, aims for 50th victory of season
Boston Celtics (49-22, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (33-36, 11th in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Boston will attempt to earn its 50th win this season when the Celtics play the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz have gone 20-13 at household. Utah ranks sixth in the league averaging 13.eight produced three-pointers per game although shooting 35.eight% from deep. Lauri Markkanen leads the group averaging three. tends to make although shooting 40.three% from three-point variety.
The Celtics are 23-13 in road games. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 35.five defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum averaging 7.9.
Top rated PERFORMERS: Jordan Clarkson is shooting 44.four% and averaging 20.eight points for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 23.three points more than the final ten games for Utah.
Tatum is scoring 30.two points per game and averaging 9. rebounds for the Celtics. Al Horford is averaging two.9 produced three-pointers more than the final ten games for Boston.
Final ten GAMES: Jazz: four-six, averaging 114.six points, 51.1 rebounds, 25.1 assists, six.1 steals and eight. blocks per game although shooting 46.% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.three points per game.
Celtics: five-five, averaging 114.7 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.five assists, 7.two steals and five. blocks per game although shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.
INJURIES: Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: day to day (hand).
Celtics: Malcolm Brogdon: out (achilles), Payton Pritchard: out (heel), Robert Williams III: out (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari: out (knee).
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