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Utah Jazz game day

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 7:59 p.m. MDT

NEW ORLEANS ARENA

Today, 6 p.m. TV: ROOT

Radio: 1320 AM, 98.7 FM

Season series: Hornets, 2-1

Probable starters

Paul Millsap: 17.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg Trevor Ariza: 11.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg

C.J. Miles: 12.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg Carl Landry: 12.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg

Al Jefferson: 18.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg Emeka Okafor: 10.5 ppg, 9.6 rpg

Gordon Hayward: 4.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg M. Bellinelli: 10.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Devon Harris: 15.1 ppg, 71. apg Chris Paul: 16.2 ppg, 9.9 apg

Game notes

New Orleans is battling with Portland and Memphis for the Nos. 6-8 spots in the Western Conference playoffs. ... The Jazz have a 16-13 record in New Orleans. ... Utah's last trip to New Orleans Arena was not so favorable (co-worst of the season, in fact): Hornets 100, Jazz 71. ... Emeka Okafor hit an off-balanced, 20-foot circus shot at the buzzer to force overtime in a game New Orleans went on to win 121-117 when these two teams last played in Utah on March 24.

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