Preview: San Antonio takes on Utah, aims to stop 4-game skid

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich huddles with his team in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, May 3, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — San Antonio Spurs (31-33, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (47-18, first in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio aims to stop its four-game skid with a victory against Utah.

The Jazz are 23-12 in conference matchups. Utah is 3-1 in one-possession games.

The Spurs have gone 16-21 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio averages 44 rebounds per game and is 13-4 when winning the rebounding battle.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Clarkson is second on the Jazz scoring 17.3 points per game, and is averaging 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Rudy Gobert is averaging 12.4 rebounds and 13 points per game over the last 10 games for Utah.

DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs averaging 7.3 assists while scoring 21.7 points per game. Keldon Johnson is averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 50.6% over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 6-4, averaging 112.7 points, 47.2 rebounds, 25.7 assists, seven steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 45.1% shooting.

Spurs: 5-5, averaging 113 points, 44.2 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111 points on 45.8% shooting.

INJURIES: Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: out (ankle), Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Mike Conley: out (hamstring).

Spurs: Trey Lyles: out (ankle), Derrick White: out for season (ankle).

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