Mitchell, Jazz square off against the Spurs
Utah Jazz (41-24, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (25-41, 12th in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs host Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz.
The Spurs are 15-22 against conference opponents. San Antonio is first in the Western Conference with 28.2 assists per game led by Murray averaging 9.4.
The Jazz have gone 27-14 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is 1-5 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Jazz won 110-104 in the last matchup on Dec. 28.
TOP PERFORMERS: Murray is averaging 20.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 2.1 steals for the Spurs. Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 18.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 50.4% over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
Mitchell is shooting 45.2% and averaging 25.5 points for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 4-6, averaging 118.8 points, 43.2 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.1 points per game.
Jazz: 7-3, averaging 114.6 points, 47.3 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points.
INJURIES: Spurs: Romeo Langford: out (hamstring), Devontae Cacok: out (heel), Keita Bates-Diop: out (back), Joshua Primo: out (illness).
Jazz: None listed.