NBA Preview: Jazz vs. Nuggets
Home: Utah Jazz (44-28)
Away: Denver Nuggets (46-27)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Thursday at 4:00 PM ET
Broadcast:ESPN, SportsNet RM, ALT
Donovan Mitchell will lead Utah against Nikola Jokic and Denver on Thursday.
The Jazz are coming off a loss to Denver. Donovan Mitchell led them in scoring with 30 points while also contributing two rebounds and five assists.
In their last time out, the Nuggets won versus Utah, 117-107. Jamal Murray led the way, scoring 42 points while recording eight rebounds and eight assists.
Jazz Stat Leaders
Scoring: Donovan Mitchell, 24 ppg
Rebounds: Rudy Gobert, 13.5 rpg
Assists: Joe Ingles, 5.2 apgOverview: Donovan Mitchell powers the Jazz offense, Mitchell posted a line of 24 points and 4.3 assists during the season. Jordan Clarkson is another player to watch for Utah, Clarkson averaged 15.2 points on the year.
Nuggets Stat Leaders
Scoring: Nikola Jokic, 19.9 ppg
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic, 9.7 rpg
Assists: Nikola Jokic, 7 apgOverview: The Nuggets biggest impact player on offense is Nikola Jokic who averaged 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and seven assists during the regular season. Jamal Murray is another player who figures to make an impact for Denver, Murray averaged 18.5 points on the year.
Season Stats Comparison
|Utah Jazz||Denver Nuggets|
|56%||Points In Paint Pct||56%|
|47%||Field Goals Pct||47%|
|38%||Three Points Pct||36%|
|78%||Free Throws Pct||78%|