The Utah Jazz complete a back to back on Monday when visiting the Dallas Mavericks after playing on the road Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Utah is first in the Northwest division at 39-23 and has a 2 ½-game lead over the second-place Denver Nuggets. The Jazz were defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday 124-90, which snapped a three-game winning streak for Utah.
Donovan Mitchell is the leading scorer for Utah with an average of 25.9 points per game, while Rudy Gobert is the leading rebounder with an average of 14.8 rebounds per game and Mike Conley is the leader in assists with an average of 5.2 assists per game. Utah has five players averaging in double-figures in scoring and as a team the Jazz are scoring an average of 113.7 points per game.
Dallas looks for its fifth consecutive victory when hosting Utah on Monday. Dallas is second in the Southwest Division at 39-25 and 4 ½ games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas defeated the Sacramento Kings 114-113 on Saturday. The Mavericks overcame a deficit of 19 points to pick up the victory. Dallas’ leading scorer Luka Doncic did not play because of a sprained left toe and is questionable for Monday.
Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists but may not play due to an injury. Jalen Brunson is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.0 points per game, while Maxi Kleber is the second-leading rebounder with an average of 5.9 rebounds per game and Brunson is the second best in assists with an average of 5.3 assists per game. Dallas is scoring an average of 107.0 points per game.