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Thursday, December 28th (All times eastern)

Utah Jazz (21-8) at San Antonio Spurs (21-8), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Two teams with identical records battle tonight, as the Utah Jazz visit the San Antonio Spurs tonight at the AT&T Center.

This is second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 29th, Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Jazz to an 83-75 home victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Utah has lost 14 straight after winning its last two at San Antonio. The last time the Jazz won in San Antonio was on February 28, 1999.

The Jazz go for their third straight win. Boozer posted 26 points and 10 rebounds, as Utah downed the disappointing Los Angeles Clippers, 102-92, on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Mehmet Okur posted 24 points and 11 rebounds in the win over the Clippers for the Jazz, who have won two straight and six of their last nine games overall. Deron Williams ended with 21 points and seven assists in the victory.

Utah is 9-6 on the road this season. The Jazz return home to host Portland on Saturday and Philadelphia next Wednesday.

San Antonio plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand. On Tuesday, Michael Redd scored 36 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 114-107 victory over a Spurs team that was hit hard by a holiday bug, and sat three players, including Manu Ginobili, with the stomach flu.

Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Milwaukee, while Tony Parker scored 24 and tallied 10 assists in defeat. In addition to Ginobili, the Spurs were also missing Matt Bonner and Brent Barry. All three players were suffering from a stomach flu.

The Spurs are 10-5 at home this season. They are scheduled to host the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

12/28 10:41:42 ET


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