In a must-win match, San Antonio Spurs (32-38) will face Utah Jazz (43-28) tonight. Here we look at the Match Preview and TV Schedule for the game.
Western Conference sides Spurs and Jazz will play their final bubble game tonight. With seven games today, and four games tomorrow, the seeding matches will come to and end. After that, playoffs will start, which will take almost two months to decide who will lift the 2019-20 NBA trophy.
Utah Jazz with a 2-5 record in the bubble sits on the sixth place with 43-28, whereas Spurs will look to add one more game in their three-game winning streak. Spurs defeated Rockets 123-105 in the previous contest. The team will go all out in today’s match as if they lose their campaign would be definitely be over. However, a win tonight would give them a teeny-tiny possibility of making it to the play-in tournament.
Jazz have struggled a lot in the bubble and are on a three-game losing streak. The side blew a 22 points second-half lead to Mavericks in its previous match.
While the Jazz have already qualified for the playoffs, they’ll need a win tonight, to ensure that they get to keep their 6th seed, especially if the Mavs overcome the Suns.
Where to watch Spurs vs Jazz on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 6:30 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- AT&T Sportsnet-Rocky Mountain
- Fox Sports Soutwest-San Antonio
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Spurs vs Jazz Preview
Spurs have played as a balanced side in Orlando, with all their regular starters contributing to their wins. DeMar DeRozan though has been their talisman, leading the way for Spurs this season and specifically in the bubble. He is averaging 22.1 points per game in the 2019-20 season with 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds.
A win for Spurs will not be enough to finish on the 8th or 9th spot. They will finish on 8th spot if Blazers, Suns, and Grizzlies lose with Spurs winning. If they want to finish the 9th, then they must win and hope at least two sides lose their games.
Jazz might not push hard for a win but will look to provide playing time to the bench. The best output for Jazz has come from Donovan Mitchell. He scored 35 points in his last game with five 3-pointers against Denver Nuggets and also leading the side in terms of points.
However, if Mavs win against Spurs, Jazz might go full strength, in order to avoid Clippers in the 1st round of the playoffs.
For Spurs, it’s a must-win game, and they will go as favorites; the side has the momentum and the reason for a win in tonight’s game.
The probable lineup for Spurs
The probable lineup for Jazz