Utah takes on Denver, seeks 6th straight home win

April 9, 2019

Denver Nuggets (53-27, second in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (49-31, fifth in the Western Conference)

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.

Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 10.8 rebounds and averages 20.2 points. Jamal Murray has averaged 4.9 assists and scored 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Denver.

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.

Jazz Injuries: Kyle Korver: out (knee), Raul Neto: out (left ankle soreness), Dante Exum: out (right knee pain), Ricky Rubio: out (left quad contusion), Derrick Favors: day to day (back).

Nuggets Injuries: Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).