The Denver Nuggets prepare to face the Utah Jazz at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Both teams hope to perform well. The Nuggets and Jazz sit at 2-2.
The Nuggets lost to the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves, the former being a blowout. Denver beat the Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Meanwhile, the Jazz picked up two wins over the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks. Despite their good start to the summer championship, they have lost two in a row. Their losses came to the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Match: Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets | NBA Summer League 2022.
Date and hour : Sunday July 17; 8 p.m. ET (Thursday, July 14; 5:30 a.m. IST).
Venue: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Utah Jazz Preview
The Jazz are currently 17th in the summer league standings. The Jazz have been lacking offensively in the summer league, struggling to score more than 75 points in three of their four games.
Despite Tacko Fall and Jared Butler, the Jazz couldn’t get going offensively. Leandro Bolmaro started slow but scored in double figures in the last two games.
Key Player – Jared Butler
Jared Butler played with Jazz last season but didn’t see many minutes. However, the Summer League allowed him to show his abilities.
Although he missed the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Butler had two double-digit games. His best performance came against the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 15 points on over 54% shooting from the field.
Scheduled Utah Jazz Lineup
peak guard – Jared Butler shooting guard – Leandro Bolmaro small forward -Johnny Juzang, Power forward -Xavier Sneed Center -Bruno Caboclo
Overview of Denver nuggets
The Nuggets have been inconsistent in the summer league. They started with a loss but followed with two wins. However, they lost their fourth game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
They are 18th in the summer league standings, one place behind their next opponents. They struggled to score. Their shooting percentages are among the lowest in the Summer League.
Key Player – Colin Gillespie
The Nuggets signed Colin Gillespie from Villanova to a two-way deal after the guard went undrafted.
Gillespie scored double-digit points in three games. His best performance came against the Clippers. He was down 17 points on 40% shooting from the perimeter.
Denver Nuggets Scheduled Lineup
peak guard – Collin Gillespie shooting guard -Matt Mitchell small forward – Peyton Watson Power forward – Christian Brown Center – Ishmael Kamagate
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Prediction
The momentum is undoubtedly with the Denver Nuggets as the Utah Jazz enter this game after two straight losses. However, the Nuggets have been one of the worst offensive teams in the summer league. This game will be a battle between two teams struggling to score.
Where to watch Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets?
The game will air on NBA TV nationwide, while viewers can also catch the action on NBA League Pass.