NBA: Suns Look to Snap Skid
A change of scenery may be all the Suns (33-23) need, as the club has lost twice in the past three days in Phoenix, in the final minutes of each contest. They look to avoid their first three game losing streak in over six weeks when they travel to Salt Lake City, to take on the Utah Jazz (20-36).
The Suns will have to possibly make do without Goran Dragic, as he is a game-time decision, but will most likely be out after spraining his ankle last night.
If Dragic is unable to go, Ish Smith would be the starting point guard. Smith has been playing really well lately including 7 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals off the bench Tuesday. It will be up to him to initiate the offensive attack and repeatedly set up his teammates like he has as of late.
Utah got one of their top players in Derrick Favors back on Monday, when he scored 20 points and led the Jazz to a victory. Favors had been out for 3 contests (all losses) due to a hip injury and the Jazz are a lowly 0-9 without him in the lineup.
This will be the fourth and final match up between the two clubs this season with the Suns leading the season series 2-1. The teams split the two contests at US Airways Center and Phoenix won at Utah on November 29, with a final score of 112-101.
The game will tip off at 7:00pm MT, at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
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