5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots against San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The San Antonio Spurs (32-25) will look to snap their 3-game losing streak as they visit the Utah Jazz (31-24) on the Rodeo Trip. The Spurs are 1-1 against the Jazz this season.

The Spurs are coming off 127-118 loss to the Trail Blazers. DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points in the loss.

The Jazz are coming off a 116-88 win over the Suns. Donovan Mitchell had 21 points in the win for the Jazz.

Here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:

  1. Utah has won five of its last seven meetings against San Antonio.
  2. In four career outings with the Jazz, Ricky Rubio is averaging 20.6 points on .531 shooting, 6.8 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 35.5 minutes versus the Spurs.
  3. Utah has won 4-straight over the Spurs at home.
  4. The Spurs are 0-3 to start the 2019 Rodeo Trip.
  5. The Spurs are averaging 15 turnovers per game and allowing 131.7 points per game in their last three games.