Dallas Mavericks (35-24, 5th in Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (36-22, 4th in Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM: Dallas meets the Utah Jazz after Luka Doncic scored 49 points in the Mavericks’ 125-118 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Jazz are 22-12 against their Western Conference opponents. Utah is ninth in the NBA and allows just 106.9 points per game while keeping opponents at a 45.0% shooting rate.
The Mavericks are 24-14 against their Western Conference opponents. Dallas has a 15-16 record against .500+ teams.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Jazz won the final matchup on December 26, 120-116. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 33 points and Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavericks with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMER: Mitchell averages 25.7 points, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic has averaged 2.2 3-pointers in his last 10 games for Utah.
Doncic averages 27.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and nine assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson has averaged 18.5 points in his last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 6-4, averaging 111.9 points, 44.6 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Your opponents averaged 105.1 points per game.
Mavericks: 7-3, averaging 112.1 points, 42.1 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 103.4 points.
INJURIES: Jazz: Rudy Gay: by the day (knee).
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Reggie Bullock: by the day (hip), Trey Burke: by the day (shoulder), Frank Ntilikina: by the day (ankle), Theo Pinson: by the day to day (fingers), Marquese Chriss: day to day (knees).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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