Utah takes on Denver, seeks 6th straight home win
Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Utah hosts Denver trying to continue its five-game home winning streak.
The Jazz have gone 28-12 in home games. Utah ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 26 assists per game, led by Ricky Rubio averaging 6.1.
The Nuggets are 11-3 against opponents in the Northwest Division. Denver averages 46.5 rebounds per game and is 39-11 when winning the rebounding battle. In their last meeting on Feb. 28, the Jazz won 111-104. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 24 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell leads the Jazz averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers and scoring 23.5 points per game while shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc. Rudy Gobert is shooting 75.3 percent and averaging 18.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 102.6 points, 46.1 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting.
Jazz: 8-2, averaging 119 points, 46.2 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting.
Nuggets Injuries: Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).