Boston CelticsThursday, 7 p.m.
Delta Center> Season Series: First meeting
Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)
Home: 21-4 Away: 11-11
Streak: Wone 2 Last 10: 7-3
This time last year: 33-14
The pace (plus/minus): Minus 1
WATCH FOR: The Jazz to continue their mastery over Boston of late. Utah has won 11 straight over the Celtics and nine in a row against them in Utah. It may be toughter this time, though, since Boston is much improved over last year's 15-67 team. . .Adam Keefe helped the Jaz to a fast start in Tuesday's win over the Clippers with eight first quarter points.
F Karl Malone (25.8 ppg, 10.1 rpg)
F Adam Keefe (7.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
C Greg Ostertag (5.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
G Jeff Hornacek (14.4 ppg, 4.4 apg)
G John Stockton (12.9 ppg, 8.9 apg)
WATCH FOR: Ex-Alta High star Travis night to make his first visit to Utah as a Celtic. He's averagine 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds off the bench. His name is coming up in trade rumors, however. . .Rookie guard Ron Mercer is the second leading scorer on the team, averagine 13.7 points but veteran Dee Brown has started in his place the last 4 games.
F Walter McCarty (10.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
F Antoine Walker (21.8 ppg, 10.5 rpg)
C Andred DeClerq (4.8 ppg, 4 rpg)
G Chauncey Billups (10.9 ppg, 4.2 apg)
G Dee Brown (6.7 ppg, 1.3 apg)