SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Welcome to KSL Sports activities Recreation Night time because the Utah Jazz host the Dallas Mavericks on the primary sport of a two-game collection.
The Jazz are using a league-best nine-game successful streak after knocking off the New York Knicks final night time in Salt Lake Metropolis.
In the meantime, the Mavericks have misplaced 5 of their final seven video games, together with their final two contests at dwelling earlier than touring to face the Jazz.
Comply with this web page all through the night time for quotes from the coaches’ pregame, beginning lineups, and highlights and ideas all through the sport.
The Utah Jazz will probably be with out Donovan Mitchell who suffered concussion-like signs this morning after taking a shot to the top final night time towards the Knicks.
Quin Snyder mentioned the staff will begin Joe Ingles in Mitchell’s absence.
“Donovan is the catalyst for plenty of issues that we do,” Snyder mentioned. It impacts our depth as nicely. However I don’t assume there’s any magic concerned, all people’s received to be aggressive nonetheless. We have to play the identical approach, we simply don’t have a very, actually good participant on the market.”
Derrick Favors may even miss the sport as he offers with decrease again soreness.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle mentioned he anticipated the Jazz to be nicely geared up to deal with the lack of Mitchell.
“This is among the most tied collectively groups with a really environment friendly, excessive functioning system,” Carlisle mentioned. “That is the form of NBA staff that may soak up the lack of a participant like Mitchell, significantly on a one-game foundation and nonetheless play at a excessive stage.”