NBA Basketball

Utah Jazz (42-29)


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vs. Bkn 
W 114-98
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@ Was 
W 116-95
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@ NY 
W 137-116
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@ Atl 
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Jazz defense looks to clamp down on Hawks' improved offense

The Utah Jazz, currently playing some of the best defense in the NBA, will try to maintain that trend on Thursday when they continue their long road trip in Atlanta against a Hawks team that has be reborn offensively since the All-Star break.

The Jazz (42-29) have held opponents to fewer than 100 points in four of the last six games. Atlanta (24-48) ranks second in the league in scoring (119.5 points) since the break.

The defense has been crucial for the Jazz, who have won five straight after Wednesday's 137-116 road victory over the New York Knicks. Utah is virtually assured of making the playoffs, but could wind up anywhere from fourth to eighth in the Western Conference. The Jazz will be playing the third game of their four-game road trip against Eastern Conference foes when they square off with the Hawks.

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Leaders
Points: Donovan Mitchell23.6
Rebounds: Rudy Gobert12.9
Assists: Ricky Rubio6.2
FG%: Rudy Gobert66.1%
Steals: Donovan Mitchell1.40
Blocks: Rudy Gobert2.24
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.4 (5)
Rebounds: 42.7 (2)
Assists: 21.5 (1)
FG%: 45.3% (10)
FT%: 76.0% (10)
3P%: 35.7% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.6 (19)
Rebounds: 46.1 (9)
Assists: 25.6 (10)
FG%: 46.3% (15)
FT%: 73.3% (26)
3P%: 35.1% (18)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Denver 47 22 .681 --
Portland 44 27 .620 4.0
Utah 42 29 .592 6.0
Oklahoma City 42 30 .583 6.5
Minnesota 32 39 .451 16.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/29/2018 Kyle Korver Traded For Alec Burks
10/28/2018 Thabo Sefolosha Reinstate/Suspension
10/13/2018 Isaac Haas Waived
10/13/2018 Isaiah Cousins Waived
10/13/2018 Jairus Lyles Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/9/2019 Tony Bradley Right knee surgery
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