Minnesota Timberwolves (16-44, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (44-15, first in the Western Conference) Salt Lake City; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz host the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Jazz are 5-2 against opponents in the Northwest Division.
The NBA Playoffs will look different this year. As part of the condensed COVID-19 schedule, the teams ranked #7-#10 in the conference standings will participate in a four-team playoff for the final two playoff spots. The #7 seed and #8 seed will face off for an opportunity to play the #2 seed in the conference.
At no point does either the offense or defense fall to even the average mark; the Jazz are able to stay relatively consistent no matter the opponent. We’re a team that’s going to do anything they can in order to try to win every single game,” Rudy Gobert said. In fact, the Jazz are by far the best team in the NBA when playing top-10 opposition, according to Cleaning The Glass.