The Utah Jazz (21-25) welcome in the Chicago Bulls (26-20) to Vivint Smart Home Arena tonight at 7:00 PM. The Jazz are looking to win 3 straight games for the first time all season as they are playing game 4 of 6 straight at home. The Bulls are coming into the game on a back-to-back as they lost Sunday to the Los Angeles Clippers 120-93. The Bulls are currently the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Jazz are a half game out of the playoffs in the 9th spot behind the Portland Trail Blazers (23-26).
Here is Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder with the media after shoot around:
Rodney Hood has really stepped up his game as of late as he is averaging 14.2 points overall, has topped 20 points in each of his past three games, and is averaging 22.8 in his last five games played. It is good to see his confidence continue to rise. He has to be a main part of the team, if they want to succeed.
Derrick Favors is back healthy and is feeling comfortable and had a chance to talk with the media. Here is that audio:
Having Favors back also helps Rudy Gobert. Having both players back definitely improves the defense of the Jazz. It allows the wing players to gamble a little more knowing that they have both of those guys behind them. Rudy Gobert talked with the media after shoot around. Here is the audio:
Gordon Hayward continues to be one of the team leaders as he helps to carry the team on the offensive side of the ball. He met with the media after shoot around as well:
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