Philadelphia faces Utah on 4-game road skid

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Philadelphia 76ers (29-17, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (24-25, 10th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia will aim to break its four-game road skid when the 76ers take on Utah.

The Jazz have gone 15-6 in home games. Utah is second in the Western Conference with 54.4 points per game in the paint led by Lauri Markkanen averaging 8.5.

The 76ers are 12-11 in road games. Philadelphia ranks seventh in the league scoring 15.7 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 3.9.

The Jazz are shooting 47.0% from the field this season, 0.2 percentage points higher than the 46.8% the 76ers allow to opponents. The 76ers are shooting 47.6% from the field, 0.3% lower than the 47.9% the Jazz's opponents have shot this season.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Jazz won the last meeting 120-109 on Jan. 7. Markkanen scored 33 points to help lead the Jazz to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Markkanen is averaging 23.5 points and 8.7 rebounds for the Jazz. Simone Fontecchio is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah.

Joel Embiid is averaging 35.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.8 blocks for the 76ers. Tobias Harris is averaging 15.3 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, averaging 126.2 points, 47.7 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 5.2 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.2 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 115.4 points, 39.8 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: None listed.

76ers: Nicolas Batum: out (hamstring), Marcus Morris Sr.: out (foot), Robert Covington: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Tyrese Maxey: out (ankle), Kenneth Lofton Jr.: out (personal).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.