This Friday, the Utah Jazz will take on the Atlanta Hawks in the cross-conference showdown. The venue for this game is the state-of-the-art Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Updates Injury for Utah Jazz vs. Atlanta Hawks matchup
The Atlanta Hawks (26-26, 23-28-1 ATS) just beat the Phoenix Suns 132-100 on the road on Wednesday. After losing to the LA Clippers 120-113 in Atlanta and the Portland Trail Blazers 129-125 away from home, the Hawks decided to play better at home.
- Will Trae Young playing on Friday’s game?
Most likely, Trae Young will still start Friday’s game against the Jazz.
Hawks star (ankle) played 27 minutes on Wednesday’s 132-100 victory over the Suns and contributed 20 points (8-17 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 assists, one rebound, and one steal.
Though he finished with his fewest points since he tallied 18 against Dallas on Jan. 18, Young’s scoring wasn’t needed on a night when Atlanta collectively shot 57.6 percent from the field and made 19 of 33 three-point attempts.
The star point guard returned from a one-game absence to post his fifth straight double-double despite playing a season-low 27 minutes in the lopsided victory. Over that time frame, he has put up 26.0 points, 11.6 dimes, 3.4 boards, 1.2 threes, and 0.4 steals per game.
Injury Reports: None.
The Utah Jazz (27-26; 30-23 ATS) have won two games in a row, beating the Dallas Mavericks 108-100 and the Toronto Raptors 131-128. The Jazz barely beat the Raptors in a high-scoring game last Wednesday.
|Simone Fontecchio||Thu, Feb 2||Foot||
Game Time Decision
|Micah Potter||Thu, Jan 26||Elbow||
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune notes that Fontecchio’s status for Friday’s game against Atlanta due to a foot injury is uncertain.
It is uncertain whether or not Fontecchio will be available for Friday’s game after he missed Wednesday’s contest against Toronto due to soreness in his left foot. The Jazz’s starting lineup should not be drastically altered because of his injury.
According to Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune, Potter will have surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow, and then he will be reevaluated after four to six weeks.
NBA Regular Season Schedule
|Friday, February 3, 2023|
|AWAY||HOME||TIME / TV|
|Philadelphia||San Antonio||8:00 PM|