Utah and Atlanta set for cross-conference matchup
Atlanta Hawks (16-34, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (29-23, seventh in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. Eastern
The Jazz are 15-9 on their home court. Utah averages 44.9 rebounds per game and is 23-12 when winning the rebound battle.
The Hawks are 8-21 on the road. Atlanta is third in the NBA with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game, led by John Collins averaging 3.7. The two teams meet for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rudy Gobert ranks first on the Jazz with 12.8 rebounds and averages 15.0 points. Donovan Mitchell has scored 29.3 points and added 4.7 rebounds while shooting 46.8 percent over the last 10 games for Utah.
Collins ranks first on the Hawks averaging 19.3 points and is adding 9.9 rebounds. Trae Young has averaged 2.2 made 3-pointers and has scored 20.6 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 4-6, averaging 115.5 points, 45.4 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting.
Jazz: 8-2, averaging 112.1 points, 47.5 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.3 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Jazz Injuries: Tony Bradley: out (knee), Raul Neto: out (left groin strain), Dante Exum: out (ankle), Thabo Sefolosha: out (hamstring).
Hawks Injuries: Tyler Dorsey: day to day (knee), Miles Plumlee: out (knee).