Tonight: The 42-30 Brooklyn Nets, six games into their eight-game, 17-day road trip thanks to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey taking over Barclays Center, take on the 37-36 Utah Jazz at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are 26-9 at home and winners of their last three overall following a four game losing streak. The Jazz return home after beating Portland last night, 105-95, to snap a nine game road losing streak. The Nets are 4-2 so far on the road trip, losing convincingly to the Nuggets, 109-87, last night in Denver. The Nets are 11-8 in the second half of back-to-backs, but only 1/3 when both contests are road games. Deron Williams is 0-3 against his former team as a member of the Nets.
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Watch & Listen: Tonight’s game is broadcast on YES Network. Ryan Ruocco and Jim Spanarkel are on the call. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.
Out: For Brooklyn, Joe Johnson is OUT for the fourth straight game as he rests his sore quad. Keith Bogans will again start in his place. The Jazz will be without backup Enes Kanter for the second straight game with a dislocated shoulder.
Utah Jazz: Mo Williams, Randy Foye, Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson
Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez