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San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Utah Jazz on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sport Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the third and final matchup between the two teams. Each team won one game with the Spurs winning the last matchup, 89-69 on January 18th. Tiago Splitter led the Spurs with 14 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Jazz? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 34-21 overall and 14-14 on the road. The Spurs are coming off a 110-99 loss against the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Kawhi Leonard and Aron Baynes finished with 12 points apiece.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are 20-34 overall and 11-15 at home. The Jazz are coming off a 92-76 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 20 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injures.

Utah Jazz

Alec Burks– Alec Burks is out for the season with left shoulder surgery.

Players to Watch For Utah Jazz

Gordon Hayward- Gordon Hayward could’ve been an all-star if he was on a better team, unfortunately the Jazz are near the bottom of the West. Hayward is an all-around wing that can pass, shoot, rebound and defend multiple spots. He is averaging 19.7 points, 5 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

Derrick Favors– Derrick Favors will have more opportunities on offense with Enes Kanter gone to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Favors is having a career season, as he is averaging 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

Trey Burke– Trey Burke has been coming off the bench the last few weeks, but he is still capable of having a big night. The second-year point guard is averaging 12.7 points and 4.6 assists this season.

Prediction

92. 118. . 97. 29

The game won’t be easy for the Spurs, as the Jazz have already shown they’re capable of beating San Antonio at home. Expect the Spurs to win the game as they are better in nearly every area, but it will be close as the Jazz are always a difficult out at home.

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