The Jazz (30-17) and Suns (36-9) have not played this season, but are two of the teams that have an opportunity to make a run at the Western Conference Finals and the NBA Finals this season. Utah has struggled in its last 12 games going 4-8 overall. The Jazz have lost games to good teams, but mostly lost to middling or struggling teams in this stretch.
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Game Date: Jan. 24, 2022
Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain Alt 1 (Idaho-Montana)
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The Jazz lost 94-92 in their last outing against Golden State in what proved to be a tough, defensive grind against the No. 2 team in the Western Conference. The Jazz now face the No. 1 team tonight.
When fully healthy, this could easily be a preview of the Western Conference Finals, and for about two months that is what these two teams looked like. Then 2022 hit Utah like a ton of bricks.
Since Jan. 1 the Jazz have gone 4-8, losing to Indiana, Detroit, Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers.
All-Star Donovan Mitchell missed four of those games (1-3), but was also present for some of the rough losses. Three time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert also missed some games, with the team going 1-4 in his absence.
Last season these teams played three times with Phoenix winning all three games, one in overtime and the others one-sided affairs.
This season, Phoenix seems even more surgical than it was last year with the No. 3 overall offense at 112.5 points per game and the No. 6 defense at 104.5 points allowed.
The Suns are 9-1 since Jan 1 with a current six-game winning streak, routing teams by +12.2 points per game. If Utah comes in sloppy, shorthanded or not at its best, it will get run right out of the gym tonight.
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