The Utah Jazz will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Here is how to watch this Western Conference NBA game online via live streaming.
With 27 of the NBA’s 30 teams either gearing up for a playoff run or shamelessly tanking to the bottom of the standings, Friday night’s matchup between the Jazz and Grizzlies will involve both pursuits. Utah, after an inspiring run of 23 wins in its last 28 games, are squarely in playoff contention and poised to hang onto one of the final spots in the West. Memphis, meanwhile, owns the second-worst record in the NBA, with opportunity to plummet even further.
Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. MST) on March 30, 2018 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz broadcast will air on AT&T Sports-Rocky Mountain, while the visiting Grizzlies’ feed will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast-Memphis. The game can also be streamed online via NBA League Pass and FuboTV.
Thanks to their recent surge, the Jazz (42-33) rank 17th in offensive rating and a stingy second in defense this season, thanks in large part to the presence of the massive Rudy Gobert. Utah’s average margin of victory ranks fifth in the entire league. Gobert’s return from injury has catalyzed the Jazz offense, while rookie Donovan Mitchell and swingman Joe Ingles have powered its offense just enough to grind out wins in defensive-focused battles. The addition of Jae Crowder at the trade deadline has given Utah another versatile option off the bench capable of solidifying the team on both ends of the floor.
Memphis 21-54 is just a few games out of last place in the NBA. It becomes increasingly rare that Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans both play on the same night, and with Mike Conley out for the season, the Grizzlies regularly roll out lineups of inexperienced, fringe NBA players that don’t work well together. Just as well. This team has won two consecutive games, but had lost 23 of 24 prior to that — including 19 straight at one point!
Despite moving in opposite directions to close the season, both teams will have something at stake on Friday. Memphis needs very loss it can get to set itself up for a juicy lottery pick. The Jazz, meanwhile, must battle in most every game down the stretch to hang on to one of the West’s final playoff spots. In that context, this matchup represents a theoretical win for both teams.