The Utah Jazz will be looking for their third win-in-a-row on Friday, Jan. 20, when they host the sputtering Brooklyn Nets at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

The Jazz is coming off back-to-back wins and will try to go for a third win over a depleted Nets quintet. This will be the first regular season series meeting between the two NBA clubs.

Utah will look to follow up its rousing win over the Los Angeles Clippers, 126-103.

Lauri Markkanen led the way for the Jazz with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Conley chipped in 17 markers along with 9 assists.

“Our team showed really good focus for four quarters. Winning all four quarters is really hard to do in an NBA game,” Utah coach Will Hardy said.

The Jazz is averaging 117.8 points per game and owns an offensive rating of 116.5, fourth in the league. On defense, they are at 115.1 which is 26th in the NBA.

For the Nets, they continue to try and survive without Kevin Durant who continues to sit out with a knee injury. They are coming off another loss, this time to the Phoenix Suns, 112-117.

Kyrie Irving led the way with 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Backing him up was Nic Claxton who had 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

The Nets own an offensive rating of 114.4, 9th in the league. Defensively, they hold a defensive rating of 111.3, 7th in the NBA right now.

The Jazz is -7 spread favorites to win over the Nets who are at +7. The Moneyline is -275 for Utah and +220 for Brooklyn.

The Utah Jazz host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena with tip-off set for 9:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be telecast over TNT with live streaming available via fuboTV.

Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets Getty Images | Al Bello

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