One of the most exciting games on New Year's Eve is the Western Conference matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns. Both the teams feature a star shooting guard and seeing Donovan Mitchell and Devin Booker go head-to-head would be a sight to behold.
With the addition of Chris Paul, analysts are saying that the Phoenix Suns would have a surefire shot at the playoffs and even going so far as to say that they would make the top 5 seeds.
The Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns might meet in the playoffs hence every regular-season matchup they have is exciting.
Here is everything you need to know before the Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz game.
Utah Jazz - Team News
The Utah Jazz won two of their first three games and are coming off a 1-point victory against the OKC Thunder. The backcourt of Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell is performing at a high level as they combined for 40 points in their last game with Conley being one assist shy of a triple-double.
The entire Utah Jazz roster has reported healthy and not a single player is even under 'doubtful'. The coaching staff led by Quin Snyder will have the entire team at their disposal.
Phoenix Suns - Team News
All attention will fall on young guard, Devin Booker, who carries with him the franchise's hopes of an NBA title. He is leading the team in scoring and his efficiency and shot selection have improved, thanks to Chris Paul. The Phoenix Suns are on top of the Western Conference table right now, having no losses at home and a record of 3-1.
Forward Abdel Nader was ruled out of their previous game against the Pelicans due to a concussion, his status for tonight's match is unknown. Similarly, Jalen Smith is listed under 'day-to-day', he did not play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans and his status for tonight is unknown.
Doubtful: Abdel Nader, Jalen Smith
At what time will Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz tip-off?
USA: 31st December 2020, 9:00 PM ET
India: 1st January 2021, 7:30 AM IST
Where and How to watch the Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz game?
For fans of the NBA watching around the world, they can use the NBA League Pass.Published 31 Dec 2020, 17:07 IST