If it were me, both Baynes and Splitter would sit out and let Diaw, Ayres, Duncan, Leonard and Thomas carry the load tonight and be ‘all hands on deck’ next week against LA Clippers (Mon), Phoenix (Wed) and Golden State (Thurs). The Jazz are on a 2 game winning streak but are still 3-9 on their home court. Utah’s defense is still bad but with Favors, Kanter, Gobert and Biedrins as their bigs, keeping them off the boards and not allowing offensive putbacks will be key. If our guys can play the defense they have been playing of late and play ‘keep the ball moving’ offense and limit their turnovers, we might be OK on this back-to-back.
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