Tonight the Utah Jazz look to make it three wins in a row as they take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at the Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz hope that they can get some proverbial “home cooking” and pick up an easy victory at home.
On the flipside, the Kings feel very confident about tonight; they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games in Utah. They should also feel confident, as their roster seems to be complete for the first time in a while.
The last time the two teams met was on November 12, and the Kings won 117-93. This was mostly due to an epic collapses of the Jazz in the fourth quarter.
Recently, the Jazz have picked up their defense and have been limiting their opponents to 93 points a game.
Currently the Jazz are one game behind the playoff eigth-seed Golden State Warriors. I’d like to see the Jazz improve on their record heading into the All Star Break.
As for tonight’s game, the Kings are a much quicker, guard oriented team as opposed to the bulldozer forward style that the Jazz uses. To combat this, Utah must make sure that they play strong man-on-man defense, limit their own turnovers, not give the Kings too many opportunities at the foul line and control the paint.
Gametime starts at 9 PM Eastern Time.