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Memphis at Utah
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, October 22, 2018
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Jazz will try to bounce back from a painful loss to the defending champs when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. After scoring 81 first-half points against the Golden State Warriors on Friday at home, the Jazz faded down the stretch and lost 124-123 on a last-second putback.

"We did a great job competing," coach Quin Snyder told reporters after his team hit 19 3-pointers -- including 10 in the second quarter. "It's an opportunity to look at it and get better." Joe Ingles scored 27 points while making seven of those 19 3-pointers for Utah, which plays 15 of its next 21 games on the road after the Grizzlies leave town. Memphis enters on a high note after picking up its first win of the season, a 131-117 triumph over Atlanta at home Friday night. After shooting 29.3 percent while scoring just 83 points in their season-opening loss at Indiana, the Grizzlies saw a nearly 50-point bump in scoring while shooting 54.3 percent.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, FS Southeast (Memphis), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah)

ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (1-1): Garrett Temple was 10-for-11 from the floor and made 5-of-6 3-pointers en route to 30 points in the win over the Hawks. Promising rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. produced 24 points in 28 minutes off the bench and veteran guard Mike Conley chipped in 16 points, 11 assists and zero turnovers in 25 minutes. Memphis will be without JaMychal Green for up to six weeks after he suffered a broken jaw against Atlanta.

ABOUT THE JAZZ (1-1): Guard Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points against the Warriors but took on some of the blame for the late-game failures after shooting 0-for-6 in the fourth quarter. "It's more physical," Mitchell told reporters of the way teams are defending him after his outstanding rookie campaign. "They're taking away my easy looks. I just got to be able to hit the tougher shots. That's all it is." The 22-year-old is 15-for-44 from the floor through the first two games.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Jazz C Rudy Gobert opened the season with back-to-back double-doubles while making 11-of-15 shots.

2. Grizzlies SF Chandler Parsons hit 3-of-4 3-pointers on Friday after missing all five of his long-range tries against Indiana.

3. Utah held Memphis to an average of 87.7 points in winning all three meetings last season.

PREDICTION: Jazz 110, Grizzlies 99
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Memphis 1-1 W1 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0
Utah 1-1 L1 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1
Last Meeting
Memphis Utah
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/30/18 MEM 97 UTA 107 97 33 48.1 107 38 54.1
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Memphis M. Gasol 28 91.7 0
Utah D. Mitchell 22 46.7 6
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Memphis J. Green 6 1 5
Utah R. Gobert 10 2 8
Assists Player  
Memphis K. Simmons 5
Utah J. Ingles 10
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Memphis J. Jackson Jr. 101 63.0 26
Utah J. Ingles 91 60.0 5
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Memphis M. Gasol 43 4 39
Utah R. Gobert 49 13 36
Assists Player  
Memphis M. Conley 26
Utah R. Rubio 24
Quickchart Matchup
Memphis Memphis Off vs  Utah Utah Defense
Memphis Off vs Utah - Points For 107.0 Points For
Memphis Off vs Utah - Points Against 120.5 Points Against
Memphis - FG% 41.8 FG%
Utah - FG% 53.8 FG%
Memphis - Reb 34.5 Reb
Utah - Reb 40.0 Reb
Utah Utah Off vs  Memphis Memphis Defense
Utah Off vs Memphis - Points For 123.0 Points For
Utah Off vs Memphis - Points Against 114.0 Points Against
Utah - FG% 48.2 FG%
Memphis - FG% 53.0 FG%
Utah - Reb 41.0 Reb
Memphis - Reb 48.5 Reb