UTA vs SAS Dream11: In the context of the NBA, the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has reached alarming levels and it is like now seeing the repeat of the last season. In this game, the Utah Jazz takes on the San Antonio Spurs in a classic Western Conference scenario. Utah has won eight in a row and is third in Western Conference ranking while Spurs have seven more losses than wins.
Utah has once again shown that this squad is one of the elite ones in the league. The unit has been one of the top offensive charges and an excellent defensive one as well. Jazz is aiming for a deep postseason run and a foundation has been laid. But will teams like Suns and Warriors make way?
Spurs have a solid young core but winning has been tough largely due to their vulnerable defense. Still, if this is a rebuilding season then Greg Popovich must not be displeased with his young guns. The current squad indeed has a world of potential.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Match Timing: 18 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz: Don’t care about who the team plays
Jazz has a solid team base and one that has now played for a long time with each other. When you have the inside-outside scoring combo of Rudy Gobert and the dynamic scorer Donovan Mitchell, it opens up shooting space. When you have shooters like Bogdanovic, Conley, Clarkson, O’Neale, Gay, and Ingles, you can rain it down from the perimeter. Then you play hard defense and clamp down rebounds, you are essentially an elite team that is built to win in this tough League.
Spurs: A lot of potential
With White and Murray in the backcourt, the Spurs have two superb playmakers and that is one of the reasons why they are second in the league in terms of assists per game. The San Antonio squad has built a solid foundation with Keldon Johnson as the big Forward who is improving at a decent clip. Meanwhile, two other youngsters off the bench in Devin Vassell and Lonnie Walker, guards who have a lot of potential thus giving Spurs a sturdy Guard quartet.
San Antonio Spurs | Utah Jazz
Games: 27| 27
Wins: 10| 20
Defeats: 17| 07
Utah Jazz Team News
Jazz Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale, C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell, PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Miye Oni, Eric Pashcall, Trent Forrest.
San Antonio Spurs Team News:
Spurs Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Keldon Johnson SF: Doug McDermott
Middle: C: Jakob Poeltl
Guards: SG: Derrick White PG: DeJounte Murray
BENCH MAIN ROTATIONS: Tre Jones, Lonnie Walker IV, Devin Vassell, Keita Bates-Diop Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Thaddeus Young.
Donovan Mitchell has given Utah Jazz a regular supply of offense throughout the season and he has been one of the hottest offensive players in the league. Donovan has scored in the 27-34 points range recently. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46
DeJounte Murray (SAS )
Murray is one of the best all-around guards in the league who is a key figure in the Spurs lineup. The guard can scrap around 15-20 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 8-14 assists on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-32
Gobert has continued to dominate the Center position and is a key component of the Jazz’s efforts. He has led the team in rebounds during all games, usually bringing home 11-17 rebounds, 11-20 points, and 1-5 block shots.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41
Derrick has played his best basketball for the season during December. His scoring range has been 18-24 points, assists range 6-8, and rebounds range 4-8.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-38
Conley is an important part of the team primarily as a perimeter defender who can make life tough for opposing guards. The guard has been in the 9-11 points and 5-8 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Playing around 30 minutes a game, Jakob has taken his game to a new level this season. He has scored in 9-13 points range, grabbed rebounds in 8-12 range and has dished 3-6 assists along with 2-3 blocks this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36
PG: D Murray(SP), D Mitchell(PP)
SG: D White, J Ingles
SF: D McDermott, D Vassell
PF: K Johnson
C: H Whiteside
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