Game 71

Seattle SupersonicsTuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Key Arena

Season Series: Jazz lead 2-1

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: KJZZ, Ch. 14/TNT

Jazz Record

Home: 30-5 Away: 23-12

Streak: Won 5 Last 10: 9-1

This time last year: 53-17

The pace (plus/minus): Even

Jazz (53-17)

WATCH FOR: John Stockton and Gary Payton at point guard. The pair are considered the best floor generals in the game . . . A victory will give Utah the season series over Seattle. It would also give the Jazz a tiebreaker advantage as far as postseason seeding is concerned . . . Utah heads home immediately after the game. The Jazz host Portland Wednesday in the Delta Center.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (26.2 ppg, 10.5 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

C Greg Foster (5.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.1 ppg, 4.2 apg)

G John Stockton (12.3 ppg, 8.9 apg)

Supersonics (53-18)

WATCH FOR: A play-off atmostphere. This is the final regular season meeting between the top two teams in the Western Conference. The outcome could determine who gets the top post-season seed . . . Gary Payton led the Sonics with 23 points and six rebounds the last time they faced the Jazz - a 111-91 loss at Key Arena on Feb. 14 . . . Seattle has lost five of its past seven regular season games against Utah.

Probable starters

F Vin Baker (19.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg)

F Detlef Schrempf (15.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg)

C Jim McIlvaine (3.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

G Hersey Hawkins (10.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

G Gary Payton (19 ppg, 8.5 apg)