What to Watch For: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

The Utah Jazz will face a Western Conference Rival, the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time in three days.
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Jarrell Brantley (5) guards Andre Drummond (2) in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers

Jarrell Brantley (5) guards Andre Drummond (2) in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers

The injury laden Utah Jazz fell in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday afternoon 115-127. Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson and Ersan Ilyasova stepped up for the Jazz during the first game against the Lakers, combining for 67-points, 18-assists, 8-steals and 13-rebounds.

Jazz vs Lakers Throwback:

The Jazz and Lakers will face each each other for the third time this season, and the second time in three days on Monday night. Los Angeles owns the overall record against Utah 111-77 through 188-games.

Utah and Los Angeles are 1-1 in their two showdown's this season. The Jazz dismantled the Lakers in game one, while the Lakers beat a depleted Jazz team in overtime of game two. Game three will be played at the Staples Center later this evening.

Key Players:

Mike Conley and Dennis Schroder are the two players to watch out for during tonight's matchup between the Jazz and Lakers. Both players are 'probable' to play for their respective teams during tonight's nationally televised game.

Mike Conley (10) scores against the Los Angeles Lakers

Mike Conley (10) scores against the Los Angeles Lakers

Conley leads the Jazz in assists (5.7) and steals (1.3) per game and has been clutch for the Jazz throughout this season. The Jazz all-star sat out last game against the Lakers, but will once again take the floor to lead the Jazz against their familiar foe.

Schroder is ranked third on the Lakers in points (15.4) and steals (1.2) per game. He has done his best to help keep the ship on course during Anthony Davis and LeBron James absence from the team.

Fun Facts:

The Jazz will break out their green uniforms for the second time against the Lakers this year. When the Earned Edition uniforms are worn by the Jazz, they are 4-2. Their last game in the jersey came two days ago against the Lakers.

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Donovan Mitchell's x-rays came back negative following his ankle injury against the Indiana Pacers on Friday afternoon. The Jazz all-star is expected to be out for the next few games in order to heal up, before returning to the court once again.

The Jazz will play in their third game this season against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Jazz currently own a 42-15 record and are still in first place in the NBA. The Jazz lead the Phoenix Suns by one and a half games and the Los Angeles Clippers by three games in the Western Conference. They also lead the Philadelphia 76ers by two and a half games and the Brooklyn Nets by four games in the Eastern Conference.

The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-22 this year after their win over the Jazz on Saturday. They are currently in fifth place in the Western Conference and eighth place in the NBA. They are 3-2 in their last five games. During that span, the Lakers have wins over the Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets. Their losses during the same period have come against the New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics.

Donovan Mitchell (right ankle sprain) is out, Mike Conley (right knee soreness), and Rudy Gobert (right knee contusion) are probable, and Derrick Favors (right knee soreness) and Ersan Ilyasova (left hamstring tightness) are questionable for the second game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers' Andre Drummond (toe), Marc Gasol (finger), Dennis Schroder (foot), and Markieff Morris (ankle) are probable while LeBron James (ankle), Jared Dudley (knee), and Anthony Davis (calf) are all listed as out against the Jazz.

How to Consume:

The Utah Jazz will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 8pm MST on Monday night. Jazz fans can watch the game Nationally on ESPN. They can also tune into the game on 97.5FM or 1280AM.

Jordan Clarkson (00) scores against the Los Angeles Lakers

Jordan Clarkson (00) scores against the Los Angeles Lakers

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