The Utah Jazz (23-25) will look for their 5th straight win as they welcome in the Milwaukee Bucks (20-31) tonight to Vivint Smart Home Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM. The Bucks have lost 4 straight games and 6 of their last 7. The Jazz are now in the 8th spot in the Western Conference playoff picture as they lead the Portland Trail Blazers (24-27) by a half game.
Here is Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder with the media following shoot around:
Gordon Hayward continues to lead the Jazz offensively as the he leads the team in scoring (19.8) and in assists (3.7). Derrick Favors leads the team in field goal percentage at 52.1%. Defensively, the Jazz continue to climb in points allowed as they rank 3rd in the NBA at 96.4 points allowed per game. Rudy Gobert leads the team in rebounds (10.4) and in blocked shots (2.4).
Rodney Hood continues to play well and is getting better every game. He is 4th on the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game. He is hitting 41.7% of his shots as well as 36.3% from behind the 3-point line. He met with the media after shoot around. Here is the audio:
The Utah Jazz also announced today that they have signed guard Erick Green to a second 10-day contract. Green has appeared in 2 games for the Jazz, averaging 2.0 points in 3.0 minutes.
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