Tonight is far from a get-right game as they’ll take the floor in Utah against a Jazz club hotter than any team in the NBA. Utah has won seven straight, and 18 out of its last 19 games, with 16 of those wins coming by double digits. The Jazz are KO’ing one opponent after another like Little Mac rushing through the game to reach Mike Tyson.
While Mitchell, averaging 24.2 points per game, is certainly a threat to explode against the Sixers, another possible candidate for the title of “Next small guard to torch the Philadelphia defense” is reserve Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson isn’t the only Utah player with the green light to hoist from long-range; the team as a whole leads the NBA at 16.7 attempts per game, and still has the fourth-highest percentage in the league at 39.5 percent.