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Utah teams return home after Christmas

Published December 23, 2011 8:18 am

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If you're late with your Christmas shopping and some remaining on your gift list are sports fans, tickets to upcoming Utah Jazz, Utah Grizzlies, University of Utah and BYU home games might be the perfect way to solve your dilemma.

After opening the regular season on the road against the Lakers and Nuggets, coach Tyrone Corbin and the Jazz play host to Philadelphia (Dec. 30), New Orleans (Jan. 2) and Milwaukee (Jan. 3).

Former University of Utah star Andrew Bogut will enjoy a homecoming when the Bucks visit EnergySolutions Arena.

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies play back-to-back ECHL games against Bakersfield on Dec. 30 and 31 at the Maverik Center.

For college basketball fans, coach Dave Rose and the BYU Cougars face Cal State-San Marcos on Dec. 27 at the Marriott Center. They play their first-ever West Coast Conference home game Dec. 31 against San Diego.

Coach Larry Krystkowiak and the Utes don't play at home again until Jan. 5 and 7. When they return to the Huntsman Center, they will play Pac 12 rivals Washington State and Washington, respectively.