Game 73

Denver NuggetsFriday, 7 p.m.

Delta Center

Season Series: Jazz lead 3-0

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: KJZZ, Ch. 14

Jazz Record

Home: 31-5 Away: 23-13

Streak: Won 1 Last 10: 8-2

This time last year: 55-17

The pace (plus/minus): minus 1

Jazz (54-18)

WATCH FOR: Jeff Hornacek. He had the hot hand with 31 points in Wednesday's win over Portland . . . The Jazz will be looking for a series sweep (4-0) and their eighth consecutive win over the Nuggets . . . In the three previous meetings this season, Utah's average margin of victory ovwer Denver is 108-90 . . . The Jazz are 14-2 all time against the Nuggets in the Delta Center.

Probable starters

F Karl Malone (26.3 ppg, 10.4 rpg)

F Adam Keefe (7.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg)

C Greg Foster (5.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg)

G Jeff Hornacek (14.3 ppg, 4.3 apg)

G John Stockton (12.3 ppg, 8.8 apg)

Nuggets (9-64)

WATCH FOR: The Nuggets to miss a few shots. Denver is shooting just 37.2 percent against Utah this season . . . Rookie Danny Fortson netted a game-high 24 points in the Nuggets' last game, a 106-100 loss to Milwaukee Wednesday . . . Denver is desperately trying to win at least one more game this season. They are currently tied with the 1972-73 76ers for fewest wins in a season.

Probable starters

F Danny Fortson (9.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

F LaPhonso Ellis (13.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg)

C Dean Garrett (7.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg)

G Anthony Goldwire (8.6 ppg, 3.4 apg)

G Cory Alexander (6.8 ppg, 2.7 apg)