The Charlotte Bobcats will be at EnergySolutions Arena to square off against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have not found their stride this season, coming in with a 9-24 record. Entering the game with a 14-17 record, the Bobcats have been a middling team this season. This game is slated to start at 9:00 pm EST and SportSouth and ROOT-RM will be providing coverage of the contest.
After their 98-90 loss to the Clippers, the Jazz are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Despite the loss, Enes Kanter earned his sixth double-double of the year. He recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are coming off a tough 118-116 loss against the Hawks. Charlotte still lost despite the best effort of Al Jefferson, who recorded his 11th double-double so far this season with 24 points and 23 rebounds. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Jazz taking the first game, 88-85. In the loss, Al Jefferson had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The inefficient offense of the Bobcats (29th in the league with an offensive efficiency of 96.6) will attempt to infiltrate the elite defense of the Jazz (third in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 107.2). The matchup on that end of the floor seems to lean toward Utah.