Jazz Vs Suns: Expected Starting Lineup for Phoenix Tonight

Published 11/19/2023, 10:36 AM EST

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The Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz will go against each other for the second time after the Suns swiped the last game. The Kevin Durant and Devin Booker-laden franchise recorded the second win on Friday to sustain the winning streak. While Sun’s loyalists were disappointed about the latest updates on Bradley Beal’s injury scare, future wins seem affirmative with the current roster.

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On the other hand, the Utah Jazz lost their two-game winning streak after putting up the best show in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game. However, what can we expect regarding the strategizing lineup for the teams?

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For the position of point guard, the Suns might go with Jordan Goodwin, who has an average of 5.2 points per game. Kevin Durant and Devin Booker are the cornerstones of the Sun’s offensive play. The unbothered 36 contribute their part to the goal of improving the defensive rating of the franchise; however, things might ease up a bit once Beal gets back on the hardwood. Starring in the starting five, Devin Booker has an average of 27.3 points, 4.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds this season. Jusuf Nurkic being the center, the team seems all packed to throw a stellar fight to the Jazz.

Although there might be a slight change as compared to the last-game roster, Grayson Allen will retain his position. The franchise placed Eric Gordon in the starting lineup in the last game against the Jazz; however, this time it’s Jordan Goodwin. The head coach, Frank Vogel, might be planning some surprises for Utah since this would be a revenge game for them.

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Taking into account the 180-degree shift that happened in the last game, the decision might yield better results. If you didn’t know, then let us lay it out for you. The team was going head-to-head in the final minutes of the fourth quarter; however, the game-changing three-pointer by Kevin Durant changed the whole trajectory. Do the Utah Jazz need to amp up their roster a bit?

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Utah Jazz; expected starting lineup

It’s no doubt that Utah’s defense has been bad since the start of this season. With the 28th rating in terms of defense, both teams are walking on a thread here. Although the fans already believe that the Suns might win the game, the Jazz might cover the spread. The jazz might get on the court with John Collins, Talen Horton-Tucker, Jordan Clarkson, Ochai Agbaji, and Lauri Markkanen in tonight’s game.

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The Jazz’s coach, Will Hardy, sounded all affirmative for tonight’s win after he hinted at the fact that Kevin Durant is just a mismatch for any kind of defense. The team will try again to conjure up a win; however, handling Devin Booker might be a daunting task. Do you think the Utah Jazz stand a chance against the Bradley Beal-less Suns? Let us know in the comment section.

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