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Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz: Match Preview and Predictions - 22nd November 2019

Jason Mills
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:06 IST

Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns
Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

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Fixture: Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz

Date & Time: Saturday, 22 November 2019, 9:00 pm ET.

Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake, UT.

Last game results

Golden State Warriors (3-13): 94-142 loss to the Dallas Mavericks (Wednesday, 20 November 2019)

Utah Jazz (9-5): 103-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves (Wednesday, 20 November 2019)

Golden State Warriors Preview

The 2019-20 season might be the best thing for the future of the Golden State Warriors. General manager Bob Myers is likely to be selecting a top 10 draft pick at the 2020 NBA Draft. With Eric Paschall, a healthy Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, 2020-21 may be a stellar year for Golden State. 

At the moment though, the team are expected to continue suffering, as they did Wednesday night in Dallas. The Warriors were outscored 74 -38 in the first half and shot 38.9 percent for the game and under 30 percent from three-point range. 

Key Player – Eric Paschall

Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors
Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

Eric Paschall is the beneficiary of all the injuries plaguing the Golden State Warriors. Drafted 41st overall in the 2019 NBA draft, Paschall has been playing well for the Warriors; in 15 games, he is averaging 31.3 minutes and 17.1 points a game as a rookie. 

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Even in the blowout loss to the Mavericks, Paschall was a reliable scorer for the Warriors as he racked up 22 points. 

Warriors predicted lineup

Glen Robinson III, Alec Burks, Eric Paschall, Omari Spellman, Willie Cauley-Stein

Utah Jazz Preview

14 games into the 2019-20 season, the Utah Jazz are a respectable 9-5. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games and 6-1 at home. 

Utah knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night 103-95. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points for the Jazz and Donovan Mitchell scored 26 to ensure the win. 

The Jazz took care of the ball, committing only 11 turnovers, and shot a solid 42 percent from three-point range.

Key Player – Bojan Bogdanovic

Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns
Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

Bojan Bogdanovic has been splendid for the Utah Jazz. He has provided the Jazz with a second 20-plus point scorer with an average of 20.5 points, behind only Donovan Mitchell’s 24.9 points a game. 

Since Utah only average 104 points a game, Bogdanovic’s scoring eases the pressure on Mitchell and Rudy Gobert offensively. Bogdanovic is also shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc, allowing the Jazz to space the floor and create more room for Mitchell to attack the basket or Gobert to work in the post. 

Jazz predicted lineup

Mike Conley Jr., Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Royce O’Neale

Warriors vs Jazz Match Prediction

The misery does not end for the Warriors as Draymond Green is the latest regular to be held out of the lineup for injury reasons. The Warriors are 2-8 in their last 10 games and just 2-7 when playing on the road.

They are averaging 108 points a game, but with the latest injuries to D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green, it's expected that that number will drop - as evidenced by the blowout loss to Dallas Wednesday, when the Warriors managed just 94 points.

The Utah Jazz are not an explosive offensive team, averaging just 104 points a game. But the Warriors are decimated by injuries and will struggle to keep pace, making the Jazz's job easier. 

The Jazz value each possession every game, as they have committed just 53 turnovers in the last five. They are 6-1 at home this season and should win their seventh against the Warriors Friday night.

Where to watch Warriors vs Jazz?

You can stream the game live online with NBA League Pass. The game can also be watched on TV, on AT&T Sportsnet- Rocky Mountain, NBC Sports Bay Area.

Published 21 Nov 2019, 23:46 IST
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