What to watch for: Utah Jazz at Charlotte Hornets

The Utah Jazz travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets
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Rudy Gobert (27) dunks over Miles Bridges (0) in a game between the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets

Rudy Gobert (27) dunks over Miles Bridges (0) in a game between the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets

Jordan Clarkson led the team with 23-points as the Utah Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-91 on Thursday night. The Jazz will head north for their second of a three-game road trip to take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 6pm in the Spectrum Center.

Jazz vs Hornets Throwback:

The Jazz currently hold a five-game winning streak against the Hornets, while also leading in the all-time series 42-19. They will meet in Charlotte for the 62nd meeting all-time between these two squads tonight at 6pm.

The last time these two teams matched up was on January 10, 2020 where Utah topped Charlotte 109-92 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. This game finished as win number eight of a ten-game winning streak last season. Clarkson led the team with 20-points and was closely followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 16, and Georges Niang with 15.

Key Matchup:

Jordan Clarkson (00) brings the ball up the court

Jordan Clarkson (00) brings the ball up the court

Jordan Clarkson and Gordon Hayward will be the matchup to watch tonight. Both players have been on fire recently with Clarkson averaging 17.7 points per game and Hayward just ahead with an average of 22.9.

Clarkson has led the Jazz in scoring in five games this season and is coming off of a 23-point performance against the Hawks only a night ago. Hayward has led the Hornets in scoring in eleven games this year. He is also coming into this game as the leading scorer in the Hornets last game with 22-points.

Jazz fan’s boos are always heard loudly as they take on a team with Hayward in the mix. Listen for those voices tonight as they send one of their best to face off against him.

Fun Facts:

The Jazz will wear yellow jerseys for the fourth time this year. They are currently 3-0 in the statement uniforms with their last win coming against the Detroit Pistons only three nights ago.

When the Jazz have played against a team with Hayward in the lineup, they are 2-1 and have held him to a total of 32 points through three games.

Utah’s 17-5 record continues to hold strong as the top record in the NBA. The Jazz hold a half-game lead over the Clippers in the west, and a full game over the 76ers in the east as they continue their reign as the NBA leaders.

The Hornets are 3-1 in their last four games and will host the league leaders after a loss to the 76ers on Wednesday. The Jazz are 13-1 in their last 14 games after topping the Atlanta Hawks last night.

Donovan Mitchell (45) tries a hook shot over Cody Zeller (40)

Donovan Mitchell (45) tries a hook shot over Cody Zeller (40)

How to Consume:

The matchup between the Jazz and Hornets can be seen on AT&T Sportsnet as well as NBA League Pass. Jazz listeners can also tune into David Locke and Ron Boone’s radio broadcast on 1280 The Zone or 97.5 FM.

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