DeRozan, Chicago set for matchup with Utah
Chicago Bulls (41-27, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (42-26, fourth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls square off against the Utah Jazz. DeRozan is fifth in the NBA scoring 28.0 points per game.
The Jazz are 24-11 in home games. Utah ranks second in the Western Conference in rebounding with 46.3 rebounds. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz with 14.7 boards.
The Bulls are 16-17 on the road. Chicago ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 13.0 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.2.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 107-99 in the last matchup on Oct. 31. DeRozan led the Bulls with 32 points, and Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is averaging 25.5 points, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.6 points over the past 10 games for Utah.
LaVine averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulls, scoring 24.6 points while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. DeRozan is shooting 45.2% and averaging 28.0 points over the past 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES:
INJURIES: Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Trent Forrest: out (wrist), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (calf).
Bulls: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).