Mitchell and Curry clash in Utah-Golden State matchup
Golden State Warriors (41-13, second in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (33-21, fourth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the NBA’s best scorers, Donovan Mitchell and Stephen Curry, meet when Utah and Golden State take the court. Mitchell ranks eighth in the NBA averaging 25.7 points per game and Curry ranks eighth in the league averaging 25.7 points per game.
The Jazz are 20-11 in conference matchups. Utah is fifth in the Western Conference in rebounding averaging 45.9 rebounds. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz with 15.1 boards.
The Warriors are 24-8 in Western Conference play. Golden State is fifth in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 36.3% as a team from deep this season. Andrew Wiggins leads them shooting 41.5% from 3-point range.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Warriors won the last matchup 94-92 on Jan. 24, with Jordan Poole scoring 20 points in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gobert is averaging 16 points, 15.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.
Curry is averaging 25.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.5 steals for the Warriors. Poole is averaging 15.8 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 108.1 points, 43.2 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 points per game.
Warriors: 9-1, averaging 116.2 points, 46.1 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 9.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points.
INJURIES: Jazz: Rudy Gobert: out (calf), Rudy Gay: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee).
Warriors: Nemanja Bjelica: out (back), Draymond Green: out (back), James Wiseman: out (knee).