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The winless Wizards look to capture their first victory of the season against the Utah Jazz, a team with playoff aspirations in the Western Conference.
Without John Wall and without Nene, the Washington Wizards have started the 2012 NBA season about as poorly as any team can hope to do. They've lost every game they've played so far — they are the last remaining team in the league with no wins — and each game has been more depressing than the last. It's not that they're getting blown out, it's that they're doing just enough to lose.
The Wizards look to turn the season around Saturday night at home against the Utah Jazz. The Wizards are coming back from a three-game road trip and two days off to practice, while the Jazz are on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night.
If the Wizards want to get to winning ways, the Jazz aren't the easiest team against which to do so, but they're not the worst either. The Jazz's strength is in the frontcourt with a devastating, four-man bigs rotation made up of Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Since the Wizards' backcourt has been a huge source of concern, that should bode well. Plus, this is the first game since the Wiz cut Jannero Pargo and signed former fan-favorite Shaun Livingston. The game can be won, the Wizards just have to go out an do it.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: Comcast SportsNet
For more on Saturday's Jazz/Wizards contest, be sure to check out Wizards Fast Break, with the radio voices of the Wizards, Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor. Also, check out the game preview from the Wizards' site, provided by our content partners at Monumental Sports and Entertainment.