Jazz host the Nets in cross-conference contest
Utah and Brooklyn square off in non-conference action
By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Brooklyn Nets (36-34, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (39-29, seventh in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Utah and Brooklyn meet in non-conference action.
The Jazz are 22-12 on their home court. Utah ranks fourth in the league allowing 106.5 points per game and holding opponents to 45.4 percent shooting.
The Nets have gone 15-18 away from home. Brooklyn is 11-7 in one-possession games. The Jazz won the last meeting between these two squads 101-91 on Nov. 28. Donovan Mitchell led Utah to the win with a 29-point performance.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ricky Rubio leads the Jazz with 6.1 assists and scores 12.7 points per game. Rudy Gobert has averaged 12.6 rebounds and added 14.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Utah.
D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets averaging 6.8 assists while scoring 20.2 points per game. Jarrett Allen has averaged seven rebounds and added 11 points per game over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 108.7 points, 45.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting.
Jazz: 7-3, averaging 111.5 points, 48.8 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 7.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting.
Jazz Injuries: Dante Exum: out (right knee pain), Thabo Sefolosha: day to day (left hamstring tightness).
Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe: out (knee), DeMarre Carroll: day to day (knee), Treveon Graham: day to day (back soreness), Shabazz Napier: day to day (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.