Washington takes on Utah on 14-game slide

Washington Wizards (9-51, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (27-34, 11th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington is looking to break its 14-game slide with a victory against Utah.

The Jazz are 18-11 in home games. Utah is third in the league with 46.3 rebounds led by John Collins averaging 8.4.

The Wizards are 6-26 on the road. Washington ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 18.1 fast break points per game led by Kyle Kuzma averaging 4.0.

The Jazz are shooting 46.9% from the field this season, 3.3 percentage points lower than the 50.2% the Wizards allow to opponents. The Wizards are shooting 47.1% from the field, 1.3% lower than the 48.4% the Jazz's opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 26 the Jazz won 123-108 led by 29 points from Lauri Markkanen, while Kuzma scored 26 points for the Wizards.

TOP PERFORMERS: Markkanen is averaging 23.1 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Jazz. Collin Sexton is averaging 20 points and 5.6 assists over the past 10 games for Utah.

Kuzma is averaging 22.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and four assists for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 2-8, averaging 116.4 points, 45.0 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points per game.

Wizards: 0-10, averaging 115.1 points, 42.0 rebounds, 29.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 128.5 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Jordan Clarkson: out (illness), Walker Kessler: out (foot).

Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Bilal Coulibaly: day to day (pelvis).


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

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