Boston Celtics (49-22, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (33-36, 11th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City Saturday, 9:00 PM EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will appear to earn its 50th win of the season when the Celtics take on the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz went 20-13 at house. Utah is sixth in the league averaging 13.eight three-pointers per game though shooting 35.eight% from deep. Lauri Markkanen leads the group with a three. scoring typical though shooting 40.three% from three-point variety.

The Celtics are 23-13 on the road. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 35.five defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum’s 7.9 typical.

Leading PERFORMERS: Jordan Clarkson is shooting 44.four% and averaging 20.eight points for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 23.three points in his final ten games for Utah.

Tatum is averaging 30.two points and 9. rebounds per game for the Celtics. Al Horford is averaging two.9 three-pointers in his final ten games for Boston.

Final ten GAMES: Jazz: four-six, averaging 114.six points, 51.1 rebounds, 25.1 assists, six.1 steals and eight. blocks per game though shooting 46.% from the field. Their opponents averaged 117.three points per game.

Celtics: five-five, averaging 114.7 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.five assists, 7.two steals and five. blocks per game though shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents averaged 112.9 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Colin Sexton: out (hamstring), Jordan Clarkson: day-to-day (arm).

Celtics: Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Achilles), Peyton Pritchard: Out (Heel), Robert Williams III: Out (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari: Out (knee).


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