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Wizards vs. Jazz – Game preview – December 18, 2021



Washington Wizards (15-15, seventh in Eastern Conference) v Utah Jazz (20-8, third in Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

LINE: Jazz -11; plus / minus is 220.5

BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads to the game against Utah after losing four straight games.

The Jazz are 10-5 in home games. Utah is 1-4 in one-possession games.

The Wizards went 7-11 away from home. Washington is 8-9 against opponents over 0.500.

The teams face off for the second time this season. In the last clash on December 12, the Jazz won 123-98, led by 28 points for Donovan Mitchell, while Bradley Beal scored 21 points for the Wizards.

BEST PERFORMERS: Mitchell averages 3.2 points scored at 3 points per game for the Jazz, scoring 24.9 points while shooting 34.7% over the arc. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.9 points in the last 10 games for Utah.

Beal is averaging 22.8 points and 5.8 assists for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 11.4 points in the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 8-2, averaging 122.6 points, 46.0 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.1% from the field . Their opponents average 107.7 points per game.

Wizards: 2-8, averaging 104.2 points, 39.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 114.6 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: outside (ankle).

Wizards: Rui Hachimura: absent (not with the team), Thomas Bryant: absent (left knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.