New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz
Fixture: New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz | NBA Season 2020-21
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:30 AM IST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Prediction: Utah Jazz
The strong team in the NBA in Utah Jazz host the defensively intelligent New York Knicks in this inter-conference affair. The Knicks have lost their last two fixtures and the Jazz are one win away from topping the Western Conference standings.
The Knicks’ reverse run continues as they are now on a losing run again after winning 3 straight. Defense continues to be the identity of the team as they look for consistent scoring from players other than Julius Randle. RJ Barrett (Sophomore) has improved his volume but lacks accuracy from the field. The Team’s offseason asset have hit the mark in recent outings though. Over the Portland Trail Blazers the other night, Rookie Immanuel Quickley had a career-high 31 points. For the moment, Alec Burks is averaging 16.7 points per game on 54.8% shooting from downtown despite his injury troubles.
Impressively enough, the Jazz’ last loss came over the New York Knicks earlier this month. fortunately, Quin Snyder’s men have improved immensely on both ends of the court since then. The Jazz have truly embodied the 3 and D mantra this season. They allow the third lower points per game and are the second most efficient team from downtown this season. With six players scoring in double digits, the Jazz can quickly alter the narrative in matchups by getting stops and draining quick buckets.
They are no match for the Jazz right now, As good as the Knicks are defensively. The latter has recorded 7 wins in January and are only getting better. Even though the Knicks will give them a challenge, Donovan Mitchell and oher players are expected to succed another home victory.
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