• Mon. Mar 20th, 2023

Boston visits Utah, aims for 50th victory of season


Mar 18, 2023

Boston Celtics (49-22, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (33-36, 11th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will try to earn its 50th win this season when the Celtics play the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz have gone 20-13 at residence. Utah ranks sixth in the league averaging 13.eight developed 3-pointers per game while shooting 35.eight% from deep. Lauri Markkanen leads the group averaging 3. tends to make while shooting 40.3% from 3-point wide variety.

The Celtics are 23-13 in road games. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 35.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum averaging 7.9.

Ideal PERFORMERS: Jordan Clarkson is shooting 44.4% and averaging 20.eight points for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 23.3 points extra than the final ten games for Utah.

Tatum is scoring 30.two points per game and averaging 9. rebounds for the Celtics. Al Horford is averaging two.9 developed 3-pointers extra than the final ten games for Boston.

Final ten GAMES: Jazz: 4-six, averaging 114.six points, 51.1 rebounds, 25.1 assists, six.1 steals and eight. blocks per game while shooting 46.% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.3 points per game.

Celtics: 5-5, averaging 114.7 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.two steals and 5. blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: day to day (hand).

Celtics: Malcolm Brogdon: out (achilles), Payton Pritchard: out (heel), Robert Williams III: out (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari: out (knee).


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