Jazz vs. Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Utah Jazz (30-17) play against the Phoenix Suns (9-9) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Monday January 24, 2022

Utah Jazz 0, Phoenix Suns 0 (9:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Drew it up perfectly. 🙌🏈 pic.twitter.com/gwxvU3Vfp09:08 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Pregame jams. pic.twitter.com/eZ2NBfkIY89:03 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Forrest, Clarkson, House Jr., Gay, and Whiteside are your starters for the @Utah Jazz against the @suns.
#TakeNote | @kslsports8:59 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Captains meeting at center court with the referees usually includes a vet or a normal starter. Tonight for the Jazz it was Elijah Hughes8:58 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Suns PA just asked fans to “direct your attention to center court for the captains’ meeting.” Jazz sent over Elijah Hughes. – 8:58 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Trent ♪ JC ♪ Danuel ♪ Ocho ♪ Hassan
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/P1D51pbA008:58 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I think that it’s really important to watch Hassan Whiteside tonight. I can’t help but think about that Jazz vs. Toronto game from a couple weeks ago, and hope that we see a different approach from him. – 8:52 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
I count 9 guys dressed for the Jazz in pregame warmups – 8:49 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz are starting Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Danuel House, Jordan Clarkson, and Trent Forrest vs. the Suns – 8:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns‘ Deandre Ayton (ankle), Jae Crowder (wrist) day-to-day; Cameron Payne (wrist) re-evaluated in two weeks
azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral8:44 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns vs. #Jazz starters: pic.twitter.com/Sz6gF0iGV38:38 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
To further make this game, uh, interesting for Jazz fans:
Tonight’s referees:
#5 – Kane Fitzgerald
#62 – JB DeRosa
#17 – Jonathan Sterling – 8:37 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns rolling with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and JaVale McGee to start, as expected. That lineup has a -30.4 Net Rating in a very minuscule 32 minutes together this season – 8:36 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
2022 NBA championship odds: Nets remain favorites; Warriors, Bucks and Suns round out top four
cbssports.com/nba/news/2022-…8:36 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz starters:
#25 – F – Danuel House Jr.
#8 – F – Rudy Gay
#21 – C – Hassan Whiteside
#00 – G – Jordan Clarkson
#3 – G – Trent Forrest – 8:34 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Starters
Suns: Paul, Booker, Bridges, Johnson, McGee
Jazz: Clarkson, Forrest, House, Gay, Whiteside – 8:33 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s Five!
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/oMTXCuIuNt8:31 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Clock in and lock in!
@PlayAtGila x #YouDoYou pic.twitter.com/Ti8WV8eDD28:25 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Paris Bass hits the triple to give the Lakers a 27-21 lead with 2 minutes left in the first – 8:18 PM

JaVale McGee @JaValeMcGee
Whats so funny? pic.twitter.com/0JWgiDh6GJ8:17 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton out here in his usual pregame spot for the first time since spraining his ankle, an encouraging sign pic.twitter.com/dbrTDThJZP8:16 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
My guess at tonight’s starting lineup
Trent Forrest
Jordan Clarkson
Danuel House
Rudy Gay
Hassan Whiteside
I’m probably gonna be wrong. This is just a guess – 8:01 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors held off the Jazz with a tough defensive performance late, NBA Twitter weighed in with reactions. Here’s what fans and analysts were saying on Sunday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…8:01 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/dIi0Gpxjtc8:00 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Unique element of this batch of Suns injuries that we haven’t seen this year is Payton was used essentially as another wing when Phoenix got shorthanded. Now he’s running the offense so we’re going to see a fair bit of Wainright tonight I think. Smith at the 4 again probably. – 7:53 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin Snyder, on the Suns: “It’s obvious to me that they’re the best team in the league right now. And they’ve been the best team. That’s a function of their team and their coach.” – 7:46 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
“It’s obvious that they’re the best team in the league.” — Quin Snyder on the Suns – 7:46 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin mentioned that during the stretch that Rudy Gobert missed due to COVID, “some guys felt like exposed” defensively, and came to realize how dependent they had become upon him. – 7:44 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Tonight’s game against Phoenix will resemble the game against the Raptors with no traditional starters available.
No Conley, Mitchell, O’Neale, Bogdanovic or Gobert.
Additionally no Joe Ingles. – 7:40 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz haven’t had their full nine man rotation together since Christmas night in a win over the Dallas Mavericks…. – 7:39 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jazz F Bojan Bogdanovic will sit vs. Suns tonight due to an avulsion fracture on left ring finger, per team. He suffered the injury — a ligament pulling off a piece of bone — in Wednesday’s loss to Rockets. He will be able to play in splint as it heals but will rest tonight. – 7:38 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
So, if you’re keeping count. All of the Jazz starters are out plus Ingles. – 7:33 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz Injury Report
*OUT –
Bojan Bogdanovic (Left Finger Avulsion Fracture)
– Joe Ingles (Right Ankle Sprain)
– Royce O’Neale (Right Knee Tendonitis)
– Mike Conley (Right Knee Injury Maintenance)
– Rudy Gobert (Left Calf Strain)
– Donovan Mitchell (Concussion Protoco – 7:30 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Bojan Bogdanovic has a left finger Avulsion fracture. This occurs when a ligament pulls the bone off. Bogdanovic can play with the injury. He will need a splint for the next 4-6 weeks. The injury occurred against the Houston Rockets – 7:30 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Bojan Bogdanovic’s has been changed to a left finger avulsion fracture. Such a fracture occurs when a ligament pulls a piece of the bone off. He’ll be able to play with it (he’s out tonight though) and it should heal over the next 4-6 weeks while wearing a splint. – 7:29 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Bojan Bogdanovic, who has been wearing a splint on his finger has been diagnosed with a left finger avulsion fracture. He can play with it but he won’t tonight. Should heal in 4-6 weeks while wearing a splint. The injury took place against Houston on 1/19. – 7:28 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mitchell, O’Neale, Gobert, Conley, ingles and Bogdanovic all OUT tonight for the Utah Jazz against the Phoenix Suns – 7:28 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Official: Jazz sitting everyone out tonight. pic.twitter.com/YZQtMUKqj67:27 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale are all out tonight – 7:26 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles and Royce O’Neale are all OUT tonight. – 7:26 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Suns coach Monty Williams, on facing a depleted Jazz team: “You want to play to a certain standard, regardless of who’s playing. You want to see your system, you want to see your scheme. … I can’t worry about (who is and isn’t available).” – 7:22 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams confirmed Deandre Ayton is out tonight for the Suns – 7:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams confirms Deandre Ayton is out tonight. He was listed as doubtful – 7:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton (ankle) day-to-day #Suns7:20 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Suns forward Jae Crowder is out tonight vs. the Jazz but considered day to day. Cam Payne is also out and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. – 7:16 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Cameron Payne (wrist) re-evaluated in two weeks.
Jae Crowder (wrist) day-to-day. #Suns7:15 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Per Suns: Payne to be reevaluated in 2 weeks (wrist sprain), Jae Crowder is day to day with wrist contusion. – 7:15 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns say Cam Payne will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks with the right wrist sprain. Jae Crowder is considered day-to-day with the left wrist contusion. – 7:14 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Cam Payne will be reevaluated in two weeks while Jae Crowder is day-to-day, per Suns – 7:14 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
I’ve seen people saying it but I don’t buy the whole thing about the Mavericks being a bad matchup for the Grizzlies in the playoffs. Your other options are probably going to be Utah or Denver and ummmm the Nuggets will be different when Jamal gets back. Mavs are best case to me. – 6:39 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
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Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
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Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The Nuggets are now 3rd in the NBA in eFG%, behind only Utah and Golden State.
Murray and Porter have combined to play nine games. – 4:43 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker and Chris Paul were both nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week. Nikola Jokic won it.
Booker: 29.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.7 SPG, 42/22/93
Paul: 17.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 13.0 APG, 2.7 SPG, 62/25/100
Jokic: 36.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 10.0 APG, 2.3 SPG, 65/40/86 – 3:45 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul and Devin Booker were both nominees for Western Conference Player of the Week. Nikola Jokic won it – 3:43 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Mike Conley are all OUT vs. the Suns tonight.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale, and Joe Ingles are all QUESTIONABLE.
Hassan Whiteside is off the injury report and is AVAILABLE. – 3:35 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“You can look at the numbers and come to whatever conclusion you want to come to, but at the end of the day, playing is playing.”
Cam Johnson as he’ll likely get start for Jae Crowder (wrist) tonight vs #Jazz. Avg. 17.8 pts on 55.1% FG (50% from 3) in 6 starts this season. #Suns pic.twitter.com/TP2KUVwd8C3:34 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We don’t know who they have playing and we don’t know who is playing for us tonight. So it’s kind of just when you get there, be ready to go type thing, but we know what they’re about.” #Suns All-Star Devin Booker on facing #Jazz. pic.twitter.com/VjfF8KOrAk3:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns Pulse: Unbeaten road trip, Utah #Jazz incoming and trade deadline approaching (w/video) #NBA75 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral3:10 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Look on the bright side, Jazz fans. You won’t have to worry about Eric Paschall minutes tonight – 3:06 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Jazz injury report…
OUT: Gobert, Conley, Mitchell
QUESTIONABLE: Bogdanovic, Ingles, O’Neale – 3:05 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Also worth noting Hassan Whiteside is not on the @Utah Jazz injury report after clearing COVID protocols. – 3:04 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Utah Jazz injury report
OUT –
Mike Conley (Right Knee Injury Maintenance)
Rudy Gobert (Left Calf Strain)
Donovan Mitchell (Concussion Protocol)
QUESTIONABLE
– Bojan Bogdanovic (Left Finger Strain)
– Joe Ingles (Right Ankle Sprain)
– Royce O’Neale (Right Knee Tendonitis) – 3:02 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz injury report vs. Suns:
OUT – Mike Conley (Knee, B2B)
OUT – Rudy Gobert (Calf Strain)
OUT – Donovan Mitchell (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE – Bojan Bogdanovic (Finger Strain)
QUESTIONABLE – Joe Ingles (Ankle Sprain)
QUESTIONABLE – Royce O’Neale (Knee Tendonitis) – 3:01 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Injury report:
OUT – Mike Conley (Right Knee Injury Maintenance)
OUT – Rudy Gobert (Left Calf Strain)
OUT – Donovan Mitchell (Concussion Protocol)
QUESTIONABLE – Bojan Bogdanovic (Left Finger Strain)
QUESTIONABLE – Joe Ingles (Right Ankle Sprain) – 3:00 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are all out tonight in Phoenix. Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic are all questionable – 3:00 PM