Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs Live NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT on 9:00 PM ET – 12/04/2018
Excuse Utah jazz if you need instructions to get to the arena when you host the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. The Jazz has played 10 of their last 12 games on the road and two-thirds (16) of their first 24 games played in outside venues.
Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs: Preview and Predicti0ns
San Antonio lost an average of 35 points in two consecutive games before returning to the game with a 131-118 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers. “It had to be better than the last two games, right?” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters. “Everyone has to take part, a good individual defense and a good team defense, but there is no team defense without speaking or trusting, we are trying to get involved with this new group.” Utah finished the three-game program with a 102-100 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Houston Rockets will host the Jazz on Thursday and the two consecutive home games will be the first since November 7 and 9.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS (11-12):
Shooter DeMar DeRozan scored with 36 points, the highest of the season, against Portland after averaging only 14 points in the last two losses. “That’s why he has been an All-Star for so long,” Popovich told reporters. “Go on, if you have a problem, you know that the percentages are probably with you. It has been around for a long time. And it is very safe and knows what it can do, and that will not bother you if it fails”. Scorers should not be aware. “DeRozan has six 30-point selections this season and joins send LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored 29 points and eight rebounds against the Trail Blazers.
UTAH JAZZ (11-13):
Setter Ricky Rubio scored 23 points in 9 of 13 shots against Miami, after averaging 8.3 points on 7 of 28 shots in three games. “Ricky was really good,” Utah coach Quin Snyder told reporters after the victory. “I thought he was controlling the ball and controlling the game for us on the offensive side, he was very good at defending, that’s the kind of game he needs and can do.” The star goalkeeper, Donovan Mitchell, scored 8 points out of 24 points, scoring 18 points after scoring at least 50% of the previous two games, averaging 29.5 points.
Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs: Betting Tips
- The Jazz has won four of the last five games.
- Utah C Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 18 rebounds against Miami for his double number 21 of the season.
- San Antonio G Marco Belinelli