The Utah Jazz (8-7) welcome in the undefeated Golden State Warriors (18-0) tonight to Vivint Smart Home Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM. The Warriors have won 22 straight going back to last regular season. Golden State is outscoring their opponents by an average of 16.0 points during their season-opening winning streak.
The Jazz will definitely be challenged defensively tonight. The Jazz are 3rd best in the NBA defensively as they are giving up 93.2 points per game. The Warriors are averaging a league best 115.8 points per game this season. The question is, will the Jazz be able to show up offensively tonight? They are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 95.5 points per game. The Jazz will be going for their 3rd straight win, which will be their first of the season.
Here is Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder with the media today:
This will be a fun game for the Jazz fans tonight as they will be able to see the best team in the NBA go up against their team. The Utah Jazz are currently 2 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2nd place in Northwest Division standings.
In other Jazz notes, Rodney Hood and Trey are listed as probable for tonight’s game as they both have had back spasms recently. They both went through a complete shoot around this morning. Tibor Pleiss has been assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. Pleiss has appeared in 4 games this year for the Jazz averaging 1.0 points per game in 3.3 minutes a game. The Stampede will take on Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Here is Gordon Hayward with the media following shoot around:
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