Utah plays Oklahoma City, aims for 5th straight home win

April 6, 2022 GMT

Oklahoma City Thunder (24-55, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (47-32, fifth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to keep its four-game home win streak alive when the Jazz face Oklahoma City.

The Jazz are 13-1 against division opponents. Utah has a 1-6 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Thunder are 6-9 against the rest of the division. Oklahoma City is 7-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Jazz won 116-103 in the last matchup on March 7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.7 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 24.5 points and 5.9 assists for the Thunder. Theo Maledon is averaging 15.6 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 46.7% over the past 10 games for Oklahoma City.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 109.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points per game.

Thunder: 4-6, averaging 110.9 points, 46.2 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Trent Forrest: out (concussion ).

Thunder: Josh Giddey: out for season (hip), Ty Jerome: out for season (hip), Tre Mann: out (hamstring), Kenrich Williams: out (knee), Derrick Favors: out for season (back), Mike Muscala: out for season (ankle), Darius Bazley: out for season (knee), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: out for season (ankle), Luguentz Dort: out for season (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.