NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 3rd (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (0-2) at Utah Jazz (1-1), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz meet for the second time in the new season, as the teams battle tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
On Tuesday, Carlos Boozer posted 32 points and 15 rebounds while Deron Williams netted 24 points with eight assists as the Jazz helped open the 2007-08 NBA season with a 117-96 win over the Warriors at ORACLE Arena.
Utah, which defeated the Warriors in five games in the West semis during the 2007 playoffs, has won two of the last three contests in the season series. Golden State has lost three straight after winning its last two at Utah
The Jazz conclude a two-game homestand. All-Star Tracy McGrady poured in 47 points as the Houston Rockets downed Utah, 106-95, on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Boozer scored 30 points and pulled down a game-high 16 boards for the Jazz, while Williams finished with 18 points and 13 assists in the loss to the Rockets. Mehmet Okur posted 16 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
After tonight's contest, the Jazz hit the road for a game against the Lakers on Sunday at the Staples Center. Utah returns home to host LeBron James and the Cavaliers on November 7th.
Golden State wraps up a two-game road trip. On Friday, Chris Kaman scored 26 points and pulled down 18 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers opened their season with a 120-114 victory over the Warriors at the Staples Center.
Kelenna Azubuike finished with a career-high 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Golden State, which failed to bounce back from an opening-night loss to Utah. Baron Davis netted 22 and dished out 11 assists, while Monta Ellis contributed 14 points, Al Harrington had 13 and Andris Biedrins finished with 12 in the loss to the Clippers.
The Warriors are scheduled to open a four-game homestand on Tuesday against Cleveland. Golden State will also host Dallas, Detroit and the Clippers on the upcoming stand.
11/03 10:33:20 ET