The Utah Jazz (6-6) welcome in the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-6) tonight to Vivint Smart Home Arena with tip-off set for 7:00 PM. The Thunder come into the game after defeating the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday 117-114. The Jazz fell to the Mavericks on Friday 102-93. This game will also mark another return for former Jazzman Enes Kanter who was traded last season. The Jazz currently stand in the second spot in the Northwest Division standings one game behind the Thunder.
Here is Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder after shoot around talking with media about today’s game:
The Jazz will play 10 out of their next 14 games at home, where the Jazz have only played 3 times so far this season. The Jazz are led offensively by Gordon Hayward who is averaging 16.3 points a game this season. Rodney Hood is handing out 3.1 assists per game, and Derrick Favors is hitting 54.0% of his field goal attempts. Favors is averaging 19.7 points while shooting 62.8 percent over the last three games after scoring 18 and sinking 9 of 14 shots on Friday. Overall the Jazz are 28th overall in scoring at 95.1 points per game and 29th in assists at 18.0 assists per game. Defensively, the Jazz are doing well as they are only giving up 92.4 points per game, which is 2nd best in the NBA. Rudy Gobert is blocking 3 shots a game and grabbing 11.1 boards a game. He talked with the media after shoot around. Here is that audio:
The media was also able to catch up with Trevor Boozer after shoot around. Here is that audio: