The Utah Jazz are currently on a six-game losing streak and will play against the Chicago Bulls at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz are still looking to find the winning formula during the early part of the season, entering today's game with a record of 1-14. While the Jazz have struggled all year, they have been especially cold lately, losing nine of their last 10 games. On the other hand, the visiting Bulls look to move over .500 with a win, coming in with a 6-6 record. This game has a start time of 9:00 pm EST and NBA TV, WGN and ROOT-RM will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Jazz are regrouping after their embarrassing loss to the Thunder, 95-73. Diante Garrett was one of the best players for the Jazz, scoring 7 points while adding 2 assists and 1 steal. The Bulls, meanwhile, are coming off a demoralizing 121-82 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. Luol Deng had a team-high 22 points. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Bulls winning the first matchup, 97-73. Luol Deng played a huge role in the victory by recording a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The top-notch Utah defense should have a clear edge in terms of eFG%. They rank 22nd in the league in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 51.3%), while the cold-shooting Chicago offense is 28th with a mark of 45.2%. The Bulls could also control the offensive glass in this matchup, as they rank third in the NBA in OR% at 29.7%. The Jazz, meanwhile, place near the bottom of the league (29th) on the defensive backboards with a DR% of 71.6%.
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