10/10 Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Joe Ingles (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Joe Ingles (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JANUARY 26: Joe Ingles (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JANUARY 26: Joe Ingles (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Utah Jazz will look to finish preseason with a perfect 5-0 record as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on the road tonight.

The Utah Jazz are heading into their final preseason game with a perfect 4-0 record. Although their competition has been less than riveting, the Jazz have still shown plenty of reassuring signs that they are in for an exceptional season and could very well be primed to surprise several folks who had them pinned as underachievers in 2017-18.

And while the Los Angeles Lakers team that they’ll be taking on tonight likely doesn’t qualify as all that much more challenging of an opponent, it will still be good to see how the Jazz perform and adapt against a new NBA opponent. The Lakers don’t figure to be a playoff contender this season, but they have plenty of young and promising talent that could make them a dangerous team on any given night.

They also logged their first preseason win on Sunday as they knocked off the Sacramento Kings by a score of 75 to 69. The low scoring output they held the Kings to was a new look for the Lakers as their defense hadn’t been much to write home about up to that point.

Therefore, given that LA now has a win under their belt and because Utah will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back and likely resting many of their key guys for the majority or the entirety of tonight’s contest, the Jazz will have to be very much on top of their game, particularly in the following key areas, if they hope to come away with a fifth straight win tonight.