Game 57

Boston Celtics

Wednesday, 6 p.m.


Season Series: Jazz lead 1-0

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: KJZZ, Ch. 14/TBS (cable)

Jazz Record

Home: 25-5 Away: 15-11

Streak: Won 3 Last 10: 9-1

This time last year: 40-16

The pace (plus/minus): Even

Jazz (40-16)

WATCH FOR: Karl Malone to lead Utah's bid for a 13th straight victory over Boston. The Mailman delivered 31 points and 12 rebounds on Feb. 12 when the Jazz defeated the Celtics 118-100 in the Delta Center. Alta High product Travis Knight grabbed nine rebounds for Boston . . . This is the middle-stop in Utah's five-game road trip. The Jazz visit New Jersey Friday and Milwaukee Saturday.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (25.9 ppg, 10.3 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg)

C Greg Foster (5.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.2 ppg, 4.2 apg)

G John Stockton (12.5 ppg, 9 apg)

Boston Celtics (28-30)

WATCH FOR: All-Star Antoine Walker to pace the Celtics. He scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Boston's 102-101 victory over Portland Sunday. The Celtics have not played since . . . Boston has won three straight and five of its past six games . . . The Celtics' last win over the Jazz (112-101) came at the old Boston Garden on Dec. 20, 1991.

Probable starters

F Antoine Walker (21.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg)

F Greg Minor (4.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg)

C Andrew DeClerq (5.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg)

G Ron Mercer (14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

G Kenny Anderson (12.9 ppg, 5.7 apg)