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Former Jazzmen Attend Utah’s Game Against Clippers

Mar 18, 2022, 9:09 PM | Updated: 9:25 pm
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Boris Diaw #33 (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) and Trevor Booker #33 of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple former Utah Jazz players returned to the Beehive State to attend the team’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Jazz hosted the Clippers at Vivint Arena on Friday, March 18.

Former NBA players, Trevor Booker and Boris Diaw, were in attendance for Utah’s home contest against Los Angeles.

Booker sported a purple No. 12 Jazz shirt. Booker played for the Jazz from the 2014-16.

During his time with Utah, the forward averaged 6.5 points per game. He last played in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers in 2018.

Diaw, who has attended Jazz games since retiring, was also in attendance at Vivint Arena. Diaw played his final NBA season as a member of the Jazz in 2016-17.

During his lone season with Utah, Diaw averaged 4.6 points per game.

Both players were fan favorites during their time with the franchise.

Clippers vs. Jazz

The Jazz currently sit tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the fourth seed in the Western Conference at 43-26.

Due to owning a 2-1 lead in the season series so far this season, the Jazz would own the tiebreaker if the playoff started today.

However, the Mavericks and Jazz will face off one last time during the regular season on March 27 in what could ultimately decide the final season standings.

The Jazz sit just 1.5 games up on the Denver Nuggets for the sixth seed in the West, and could potentially drop into the 3-6 matchup in the playoffs if they are overtaken by both teams.

The Mavericks will face the 76ers in Philadelphia tonight while the Nuggets will play the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

The Jazz won’t find any sympathy from the Clippers when it comes to injuries this season as LA has been without Kawhi Leonard for the entirety of the season and without Paul George for the last several months.

Leonard has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the remainder of the season while George has returned to light workouts with the team, but a return is unclear.

As it stands, the Clippers sit in the eighth seed in the Western Conference and will need to win a game in the play-in tournament to qualify for the postseason.

In addition to George and Leonard, the Clippers are without Norman Powell is suffered a toe injury shortly after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline.

Utah’s game against Los Angeles is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and The Zone Sports Network.

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