Jazz Open Difficult Four-Game Stretch Against Celtics

Jan 5, 2024, 1:16 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz will open their toughest four-game stretch of the season when they travel to Boston to face the Celtics on Friday night.

The Celtics own the best record in the NBA at 26-7 and are 11-2 in their last 13 games.

The Jazz face the Celtics with the wind at their backs having won six of their last seven games and nine of their last 12.

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Jazz Open Difficult Road Trip Against Celtics

The Jazz will match up with Boston on the first stop of a three-game road trip.

After facing the league-leading Celtics the Jazz will travel to Philadelphia to face the 23-10 76ers on Saturday before meeting the 25-10 Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

The Jazz then return home to face the 25-11 Denver Nuggets marking four straight games against legitimate NBA title contenders.

After a 1-11 start to the season on the road, the Jazz are 4-3 in their last seven games away from Salt Lake City, and sit just a game back of the 10th and final play-in tournament seed in the West.

Celtics Coming Off Loss To Thunder

The Celtics will host the Jazz looking to avenge a rare loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder 127-123 on Tuesday night.

Boston has the NBA’s best home-court advantage having gone undefeated in 16 games at TD Garden to open the season.

Despite their blemish-free record, the Celtics haven’t looked unbeatable in Boston lately.

They narrowly defeated the lowly Detroit Pistons in overtime last Thursday before squeaking by the Toronto Raptors 120-118 on December 29.

How To Watch Jazz And Celtics

The Jazz will face the Celtics on Friday at 5 pm MST in Boston. The game will be televised on KJZZ, streamed on Jazz+, and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone.

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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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