The Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Lakers in their season opener Dec. 27. The Jazz have lost 25 of the last 28 meetings in LA including the playoffs, and they look to open their season with a win over the struggling Lakers.
The Jazz are coming off of a tumultuous season that including the abrupt retirement of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan and the trade of All-Star point guard Deron Williams to the Nets. The team finished 39-43 under interim head coach Tyrone Corbin and missed the playoffs for the first time in five seasons.
This team wants to rebound after a down season last year, and it would love to start the season with a victory over the Lakers. Here are three keys to victory for the Jazz.