The Utah Jazz complete a back-to-back in the Big Apple on Monday when visiting the Brooklyn Nets after playing against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Utah is first in the Northwest division 44-26 with a 2 ½-game lead over the Denver Nuggets. Utah has won two straight after defeating the LA Clippers 121-92 on Friday. Rudy Gobert scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Jazz.
Donovan Mitchell is leading Utah in scoring and assists with averages of 25.7 points and 5.5 assists per game, while Rudy Gobert is the leading rebounder with an average of 14.8 rebounds per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.1 points per game and one of five players for Utah averaging double-figures in scoring. The Jazz are scoring an average of 114.1 points per game.
Brooklyn looks for its second consecutive victory when hosting Utah on Monday. The Nets are fourth in the Atlantic division at 37-34 and seven games behind the first-place Philadelphia 76ers. Brooklyn defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 128-123 on Friday. Kevin Durant was the leading scorer for Brooklyn with 38 points and as a team the Nets shot 58.4%. Brooklyn has won five of its last six.
Kevin Durant is leading Brooklyn in scoring and assists with averages of 29.4 points and 6.0 assists per game, while Andre Drummond is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.6 rebounds per game. Brooklyn has five players averaging in double-figures in scoring. The Nets are scoring an average of 112.1 points per game, while shooting 47.3% overall and 35.8% from 3-point territory.