The final game on Christmas features a depleted Mavericks roster heading to Salt Lake to take on the Utah Jazz.
Dallas currently has six players in health and safety protocol, including their superstar, Luka Doncic.
When you add in the fact that Kristaps Porzingis has missed the last two games with a toe injury, that makes Jalen Brunson the man for Dallas in this matchup.
Brunson is a great player and can get buckets, but against a very healthy Jazz team, it does not create a favorable scenario.
The Jazz have quietly put together a 22-9 season so far that hasn’t received that much attention because it still only has them as a three-seed.
Utah has five players averaging over 13 points per game. Donovan Mitchell leads that list with 25.1.
Rudy Gobert, not to be forgotten, is averaging 15 points and 15 rebounds per game.
The Jazz have won 10 of the last 12 games, and it is unlikely that they will lose this Christmas matchup.
The prediction: Utah wraps up a 121-103 victory for Christmas.
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