Jazz at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Jazz 19-33; Mavs 35-19
About the Jazz: The good times have been rolling lately for the Jazz, who have won five of their last 10 games after losing 28 of their first 42. Utah is riding a season-high-tying two-game winning streak. ... Gordon Hayward scored 30 points to lead the Jazz to a 102-90 win over Sacramento on Saturday. ... Hayward came back and tallied 32 points as the Jazz overcame a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to win 100-96 in New Orleans on Monday. ... Hayward leads the Jazz with 19.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, Derrick Favors averages 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Trey Burke is averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 assists. ... The Jazz are 9-18 on the road and 10-20 against the West. ... Utah is 27th in scoring (96) and 10th in fewest points allowed (98.4).
About the Mavs: The injury bug has taken a huge bite out of the Mavs. Center Tyson Chandler (sprained left ankle) is out and shooting guard Monta Ellis (left hip injury) is doubtful. Both injuries occurred early in Monday’s 115-98 loss to the LA Clippers. ... Point guard Rajon Rondo will miss his sixth game as he recuperates from a nasal fracture and an orbital fracture to his left eye. ... In their second game of the season and home opener Oct. 30, the Mavs had seven players score in double figures and beat the Jazz 120-102 behind 21 points apiece from Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons. ... Nowitzki also had 27 points and 10 rebounds to pace Dallas to a 105-82 win over the Jazz on Nov. 7 in Utah. ... This is the Mavs’ final game before the week-long All-Star break.
— Dwain Price