Boston Celtics will look to get their campaign back on track after two defeats against Nuggets and Pacers, when they take on the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Boston Celtics will have a game to be played before this and will look to bounce back after their season got derailed with two back to back defeats. This match for Celtics will be crucial as they’ll need to win this one to stay ahead of 76ers and Pacers. They’ve lost two back to back matches to see themselves slump to a 4.0 GB. They’ll now be desperate to get their campaign back on track to ensure their positive start to the season doesn’t go in vain so soon.
Utah Jazz have just ended their 4 match losing streak and would like to find another win to give their topsy turvy season some consistency. They haven’t been as bad as the scorelines reflect, but they don’t even manage to remain good throughout the game. Either they’ll start well or end well, but can’t do it well for all the four quarters. If they’re to keep their season in the right stead though, they’ll now have to deliver performances good enough throughout the entire game, and they’ll have to start doing that from tomorrow’s trip to Celtics.
Match Timing: November 10, 2018, @08:00 AM IST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jabari Bird and Daniel Theis will continue to remain out as the same five that took on the Suns a day ago are expected to play again tomorrow.
They look settled with their front five but might make a change to the bench. They’ll continue to see Raul Neto sitting out due to a hamstring injury.
Gordon Hayward’s return to Salt Lake is already too hyped. He’ll be desperate to return to Salt Lake and hope the same form remains albeit with a different team this time.
Donovan Mitchell has been vital in those little patches where Utah Jazz have looked good. He is the only one who can write consistent ahead of his name this season. He will be crucial in breaking down Celtics’ defence from the back and give Jazz the momentum in the game.
Celtics will be playing their second game in less than 24 hours. Having lost to Phoenix Suns, they’ll be pretty low on confidence which gives Utah Jazz the edge, who’ll be more settled and comfortable altogether. Our prediction, though looking like an upset, sees Utah Jazz walking away as the winners.