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Utah faces Washington, looks for 5th straight home win

By The Associated PressMarch 29, 2019

Washington Wizards (31-45, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (45-30, fifth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah hosts Washington looking to prolong its four-game home winning streak.

The Jazz are 25-12 on their home court. Utah is 31-12 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Wizards are 9-29 in road games. Washington is 14-22 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on March 18, the Jazz won 116-95. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell leads the Jazz with 2.4 made 3-pointers and averages 23.3 points while shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc. Joe Ingles has averaged seven assists and 11.9 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Bradley Beal leads the Wizards averaging 26 points and has added 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Thomas Bryant is shooting 52.5 percent and has averaged 11.3 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 4-6, averaging 112.7 points, 44.9 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.2 points on 49.0 percent shooting.

Jazz: 8-2, averaging 115.8 points, 49.9 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting.

Jazz Injuries: Dante Exum: out (right knee pain).

Wizards Injuries: Trevor Ariza: out (groin), Dwight Howard: out (back), John Wall: out for season (left achilles).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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