What to Watch For: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

The NBA leading Utah Jazz will take on the Playoff contending Golden State Warriors later this evening
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Royce O'Neale (23-white) defends Draymond Green (23-blue)

Royce O'Neale (23-white) defends Draymond Green (23-blue)

Georges Niang scored a career high 24-points as the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 124-116 on Saturday night. Utah travels to Northern California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Jazz vs Warriors Throwback:

The Jazz leads the Warriors 113-77 through 191 games against one another. The Jazz are 5-1 in their last six games, and 9-3 in their last twelve against the Warriors.

Earlier this season, Rudy Gobert had a masterful game against the Warriors, notching 24-points and 28-rebounds. Unfortunately for the Jazz, a 119-131 loss was their fate in the March 14 matchup.

Key Players:

Bojan Bogdanovic and Stephen Curry will be two three-point shooters to watch for during tonight's game.

Bojan Bogdanovic (44) attempts to block Stephen Curry's (30) shot 

Bojan Bogdanovic (44) attempts to block Stephen Curry's (30) shot 

Bogdanovic has stepped up recently, leading the Jazz in points through seven of the last thirteen games. He is currently third on the team in points (16.9) per game, and recently topped his career high for points in a game, with 48-points against the Denver Nuggets.

Curry has been on a tear lately, draining three-pointers from all over the floor and reminding fans of why they fell in love with his game in the first place. He currently leads the team in points (31.9) and three point percentage (42.9%) while being second on the team in assists (5.7) and steals (1.2) per game.

Fun Facts:

The Association uniforms will be worn once again by the Utah Jazz during tonight's game against the Warriors. Utah is currently 17-8 in their white jerseys with their last win in the home-whites coming against the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

With a Jazz win and a Nuggets loss on Saturday, Utah has officially clinched one of the top two seeds in the Western Conference Playoffs. A Los Angeles Lakers win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday helped the Jazz extend their lead over Phoenix by two-games, giving the Jazz a boost heading towards the end of the year.

Donovan Mitchell's ankle was re-evaluated before Friday's matchup against the Denver Nuggets, and it was once again announced that he will be 'out' and re-evaluated later this week.

With Saturday's win over the Rockets, the Utah Jazz became the first team in the NBA to reach 50-wins in a season.

It was announced on Monday that Bojan Bogdanovic won the Western Conference Player of the Week. He led the Jazz in scoring through two of the four games played, while scoring a career high 48-points against the Denver Nuggets.

The Utah Jazz were the first team to secure a spot in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, and currently hold the number one seed. They need to beat the Phoenix Suns by one game or more to obtain the one-seed, and the Jazz currently are holding a two game lead over their nearest challenger. Read about the two teams upcoming schedules here.

The Utah Jazz topped the Houston Rockets over the weekend, and are heading into their last four games of the regular season with a 50-18 record. Utah is currently in first place in the NBA and Western Conference. The Jazz are leading the Phoenix Suns by two games, and the Los Angeles Clippers by five games in the Western Conference. They also lead the Philadelphia 76ers by three games, and the Brooklyn Nets by six games in the Eastern Conference.

The Golden State Warriors will be fighting to solidify a playoff spot as they face the first place Utah Jazz on Monday night. The Warriors are 35-33 so far this season and are currently in eighth place in the Western Conference. The Warriors are 4-1 in their last five games with wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder (x2), Denver Nuggets, and Sacramento Kings. They also lost to the Sacramento Kings during that period.

Donovan Mitchell (right ankle sprain) Juwan Morgan (heel) and Mike Conley (right hamstring) are listed as out once again for Monday night's game. You can read more details about these injuries on the Jazz injury report

Damion Lee (Covid-19 protocols), Eric Paschall (hip), Kelly Oubre Jr (wrist), James Wiseman (knee), and Klay Thompson (Achilles) are all listed as out against the Jazz.

How to Consume:

The Utah Jazz will go up against the Golden State Warriors at 8pm MST. Jazz fans can watch the game on AT&T SportsNet, and can also tune into the game on 97.5FM or 1280AM.

Rudy Gobert (27) scores a layup against the Golden State Warriors

Rudy Gobert (27) scores a layup against the Golden State Warriors

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