Match predictions: Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz – Preview and Team News


Western Conference top teams Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz will square off soon for the last match of the weekend 

The Golden State Warriors are in-home game run. They will now have Utah Jazz at Chase Center on Sunday night. Both teams have performed strongly this season. The Warriors have a 33-13 record in the League, while the Jazz are 3 games behind the hosts and dropped to 4th place in the West.

The Warriors had a great start to the season, but injuries and the Covid-19 situation costs them some games landing them to the 2nd seeding in the West. Still, powerful Warriors bounced back on a timely basis and Steph Curry’s 1st ever buzzer-beater handed them a recent win over Houston Rockets. This concludes their current streak – W1 

Utah was consistent with their performances and roster like the previous season. Jazz has a deep and talented roster in NBA and managed to score some big wins over top-seeded teams. Jazz had 3 players scoring 20+ points in the demolition game against the Pistons. This concludes the Jazz current streak – W1 

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Head to head record between Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz:

Early days of the matchups were dominated by the Jazz franchise (113-79)

Current season home record for the Warriors: Warriors have performed strongly at home this season (20-4)

Current season away record for the Jazz at Warriors: This would be their first visit this season. (0-0)

Current season Head to head record between Warriors and Jazz: Warriors have sneaked a win at Utah this season on 1st Jan match (1-0)

The last 10 Matches the record between the Warriors and Jazz: Jazz has a bit edge over the home team in the last 10 matchups winning 5 in a row. (6-4)

Game Time: 23/1/2022 20:30 ET, 1:30 GMT (24/1/2022)

Arena: Chase Center, San Francisco

Broadcaster: NBA League Pass

Both teams have fared well this season and have a deep squad to make any adjustments in the game. Also, they will be without their influential players – one each. The Jazz will lose some offense due to Mitchell’s absence, while the Warriors’ defense needs some adjustment to fill in for Green.

But having elite scorer and defender Klay Thompson back will give the Warriors a huge advantage in the game.

Star Player for Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry the heart of the Warriors offense, will be relieved with Klay Thompson’s form and can now concentrate more on play making also. With Green absent for the game, he might need to take an extra role as a passer in the game. 

Jordan Poole Andrew Wiggins
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Perfect Support Cast for Warriors: Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole

Wiggins and Poole have carried the scoring load for the Warriors whenever Steph is tightly marked by opponents. Wiggins in particular have averaged more and handled the ball well also. He is 2nd in performance char for the Warriors.

Star player for Utah Jazz: Mike Conley

The experienced player has made great adjustments when he joined the Jazz team and proved to be the play-maker for the team. He is the offensive drive force for the team in absence of Donovan Mitchell.

He can give a double-double performance easily in any game.

Perfect Support Cast for Jazz: Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson

The big center player is irreplaceable in the team. He has provided great protection to the rim with around 2.5 blocks per game and his rebounding is impeccable. He tops the league with 15 rebounds per game and huge numbers at the defensive end. 

Jordan Clarkson has been a silent performer for the team but he constantly provides 15 points and 4 assists per game. In absence of Donovan Mitchell, he will get more shots at the basket. 

Team News for Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz

The Warriors will be without their two veterans Draymond Green (Calf injury) and Andre Iguodala (hip injury) for this important matchup. They will also miss Wiseman who has a serious knee injury and is expected to be back by Feb end.

Utah team will be hoping to get back their star players Rudy Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic back from injuries, but top scorer Donovan Mitchell will miss the game due to a concussion. Hassan Whiteside is also serving NBA Covid-19 Protocol but is expected to be back for this game.

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