On Wednesday, the Jazz and the Nuggets will meet for the second time this season.
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Utah is quietly among the best teams in the league, with its 27-10 record good for third place in the league and only a few games behind the top-seeded Warriors. The Jazz come into this game having won 15 of their last 18.
One of only two teams to rank in the top five on offense and defense (fifth), the Jazz’s league’s best offense is triggered by its league-best three-point shots – top six on marks (first) and efficiency. On defense, his game continues to be anchored by French center Rudy Gobert. He averages 15.5 points and leads the league in rebounding (15.1) and shooting percentage from the field (70.6%).
For the Nuggets, with injuries to key players like Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., the team relies heavily on current MVP Nikola Jokic.
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The Serbian center is averaging 25.7 points, 14.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.4 steals entering this contest, leading the league in the NBA.com Player Impact Estimation (PIE), ESPN’s PER and Box Plus-Minus. by Basketball Reference.
Jokic has a very strong MVP case going for him. For a Nuggets team that is hard hit by injuries, it has led them to a 17-13 record in the 30 games they have played. While on the court, the team’s net rating is + 9.5. When you sit down, that net rating drops to minus -13.3.
Going into this contest, Denver has won four of its last seven. In NBA regular season history, the Jazz are 118-84 over the Nuggets.
What channel is Jazz vs. Nuggets?
- Channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | Sling tv
What time does Jazz vs. Nuggets?
- Date: Wednesday 5 January
- Hour: 10:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
Jazz vs. Nuggets is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 5. The game will be played at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Upcoming jazz programming
|January 5||on the nuggets||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|January 7th||in Raptors||7:30 pm||–|
|January the 8th||in Pacers||7:00 pm||–|
|January 10||in Pistons||7:00 pm||–|
|12th of January||against the knights||21:00||–|
(All the eastern time)
Upcoming Nuggets schedule
|January 5||against jazz||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|January 7th||against kings||21:00||–|
|January 9th||in Thunder||7:00 pm||–|
|January 11||in Clippers||10:30 pm||NBA TV|
|January 13th||against the Trail Blazers||10:00 pm||TNT|
(All the eastern time)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Changes deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- Regular season ends: April 10th
- Entrance tournament: April 12-15
- The playoffs begin: April 16th
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
- NBA draft 2022: June 23