I’m still buzzing from that Boston game. The show rolls on, however, and tonight the Jazz are back in action on the road against Toronto. It will be interesting to see if the Jazz can get back to their winning ways on the road, or if the strong play last month was only an aberration.
Here’s a snippet from the ESPN Preview:
In the opener of a three-game road trip, the Jazz look to win their 10th straight against the Raptors on Wednesday night.
Utah (46-25) faces plenty of competition for a chance at home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, leading Phoenix by one game while San Antonio and Oklahoma City trail by three. Division leaders Dallas and Denver are also within reach for the Jazz, who have won four of five after losing their previous two.
The Raptors have lost five of eight at home overall after winning 14 of their previous 15.
Utah should enter this contest particularly confident, coming off a 110-97 win over Boston on Monday night. The Jazz beat one of the East’s top teams despite missing Andrei Kirilenko (calf) for the fifth time in six games.
Kirilenko’s status is uncertain. The veteran forward had 20 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 104-91 win over Toronto on Nov. 18.
Also, I chipped in at Raptors Republic with a few thoughts. Let me know what you think.