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Game 48

Boston CelticsThursday, 7 p.m.

Delta Center> Season Series: First meeting

Radio: KFAN (1320 AM)

TV: none

Jazz Record

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

Jazz (32-15)

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.

Probable starters

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)

Celtics (22-26)

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.

Probable starters

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)