0-8 stands the record of the Utah Jazz and tonight’s game might be the last game the Jazz can win before they play Phoenix at the end of November. If they don’t win tonight they could easily start out 0-16 as their next 7 games are against playoff teams or on the road.
The standings for predict the score and a jazz prize to be announced all-star weekend is as follows:
Josh Haslam 17 points
King Jackson 10 points
Steven Jaynes 8 points
Cody Powers 7 points
Tyson Newman 6 points
Olivier Batiste 3 points
Chase Anderson 3 points
Buckle Up Jazz 1 point
Robby Barlow 1 point
Luke McDermott Jr. 1 point
*Again every point equals a raffle ticket to be drawn out at the end of the season. PS I can’t win but for pride purposes I can still say I dominated.
The Pelicans are on a back-to-back after getting thrashed by the Lakers last night. If you missed it Xavier Henry had the dunk of the year so far last night. Here it is:
The Jazz waived Jamaal after the Denver loss and will be with only John Lucas III at point with Alec Burks playing a majority of the minutes. Anthony Davis has come in as probably the most improved player to this point in the season and the Pelicans will be looking for their 4th win of the season.
The Jazz need to find a way to keep Hayward aggressive in the second half as every game has been the same way lately. The Jazz at home have a +4.7 point differential after the first quarter but a league worst -6.2 point 3rd quarter. If the Jazz are going to win tonight they are going to have to bring the intensity in the second half of games to match their opponent. I believe the Jazz will do this tonight and get their first and possibly only win til the last couple days of November.
My prediction: New Orleans Pelicans 87 Utah Jazz 106