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On Wednesday, the Jazz and Nuggets will meet for the second time this season.

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Utah is quietly among the best teams in the league, with its 27-10 record good for third in the league and just a few games off the top-seeded Warriors. The Jazz come into this game having won 15 of their last 18.

One of only two teams to rank in the top five on offense and defense (fifth), the Jazz's league-best offence is sparked by their league-best 3-point shooting - top six in makes (first) and efficiency. On defense, their play is still anchored by French center Rudy Gobert. He is averaging 15.5 points while leading the league in rebounding (15.1) and field goal percentage (70.6%).

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For the Nuggets, with injuries to key players in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., the team is heavily reliant on reigning MVP Nikola Jokic.

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The Serbian center is averaging 25.7 points, 14.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.4 steals coming into this contest, leading the league in NBA.com's Player Impact Estimate (PIE), ESPN's PER and Basketball Reference's Box Plus-Minus.

Jokic has a very strong MVP case going for him. For a Nuggets squad that is hugely impacted by injuries, he's led them to a 17-13 record in the 30 games he has played. While on the court, the team's net rating stands at plus-9.5. When he sits, that net rating slumps to minus-13.3.

Coming into this contest, Denver has won four of its last seven. In NBA regular-season history, the Jazz hold a 118-84 record over the Nuggets.

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What channel is Jazz vs. Nuggets on?

  • Channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN | Sling TV

What time does Jazz vs. Nuggets start?

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 5
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT

Jazz vs. Nuggets is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The game will be played at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Jazz upcoming schedule

Date Opponent Time National TV
Jan. 5 at Nuggets 10:00 p.m ESPN
Jan. 7 at Raptors 7:30 p.m -
Jan. 8 at Pacers 7:00 p.m -
Jan. 10 at Pistons 7:00 p.m -
Jan. 12 vs. Cavaliers 9:00 p.m -

(All Times Eastern)

Nuggets upcoming schedule

Date Opponent Time National TV
Jan. 5 vs. Jazz 10:00 p.m ESPN
Jan. 7 vs. Kings 9:00 p.m -
Jan. 9 at Thunder 7:00 p.m -
Jan. 11 at Clippers 10:30 p.m NBA TV
Jan. 13 vs. Trail Blazers 10:00 p.m TNT

(All Times Eastern)

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league's 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Trade Deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: Feb. 18-20
  • Regular season concludes: April 10
  • Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
  • Playoffs begin: April 16
  • NBA Finals begin: June 2
  • 2022 NBA Draft: June 23

Recap: Denver’s offense goes cold in the 4th, they lose to the Jazz 125-102 .
This game was close for three quarters but the Jazz dominated the fourth quarter on both sides of the ballWith this win, Utah remains undefeated within the division. They are now 3-0 against Denver this season and have scored 115+ in each game. The Nuggets kept pace with this high scoring offense for much of the game but Utah controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring Denver 34-14. The Nugget killer Bojan Bogdanovic was back at it again with 21 points on 8-15 shooting. He and Mitchell led the scoring charge tonight as Mitchell was the game’s highest scorer with 31 points.

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