Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz: Clippers Look To Stay Hot with Win over Jazz

December 29th, 2010 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Clippers will look to stay hot when they host the Utah Jazz tonight at the Staples Center. Los Angeles won 100-99 at Sacramento on Monday and has now won two straight and five of their last six. The Jazz fell 96-91 at home against Portland on Monday, snapping a three-game winning streak.

This will be the third meeting between these teams. Utah won both games, but struggled to put away the Clippers in both games. Taking a look at the NBA spreads for tonight's games, the oddsmakers have the Jazz favored by 2.5 points over the Clippers.

Utah has been struggling a bit lately, as they are just 6-5 since winning seven straight earlier this season. Utah however has won three straight on the road, and are 10-4 away from home this season.

The Jazz will likely be without forward Andrei Kirilenko, who is battling a lower back strain that kept him out of the fourth quarter against the Trail Blazers. Kirilenko was averaging 16.5 points against the Clippers this season. C.J. Milles will start if Kirilenko can't go. Miles had 16 points in the last meeting against the Clippers.

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