Utah puts home win streak on the line against Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted4/1/2021 7:00 AM

Chicago Bulls (19-27, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (36-11, first in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

 

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to keep its 20-game home win streak intact when the Jazz play Chicago.

The Jazz are 20-2 on their home court. Utah leads the Western Conference in rebounding, averaging 48.3 boards. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz with 13.3 rebounds.

The Bulls are 10-11 in road games. Chicago ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 37% from deep. Zach LaVine leads the Bulls shooting 42.8% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Jazz won 120-95 in the last matchup on March 22. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 30 points, and LaVine led Chicago with 27 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Clarkson is second on the Jazz with 3.0 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 17.3 points while shooting 34.9% from beyond the arc. Gobert is averaging 16.1 points and 14.2 rebounds while shooting 66.8% over the last 10 games for Utah.

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Nikola Vucevic ranks second on the Bulls averaging 22 points while adding 9.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Thaddeus Young is averaging 7.7 rebounds and 12.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 8-2, averaging 117.9 points, 49 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points on 45.2% shooting.

Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.8 points, 47.8 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110 points on 47.4% shooting.

INJURIES: Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: out (personal), Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Juwan Morgan: out (calf).

Bulls: Coby White: out (neck), Zach LaVine: out (ankle), Garrett Temple: out (hamstring).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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