Utah Jazz will play Suns twice, Clippers once in preseason schedule

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Vivint Smart Home Arena will play host to a pair of NBA preseason games, as the Utah Jazz face the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 12 and 14. The Jazz wrap their preseason slate Dec. 17 in Los Angeles against the Clippers.

Friday afternoon saw the NBA release its preseason schedule for the 2020-21 season, and the Utah Jazz are on the docket for three games, including two at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Jazz will host the new-look Phoenix Suns on both Saturday, Dec. 12, and Monday, Dec. 14. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. They will wrap their three-game slate on Thursday, Dec. 17, with a trip to Los Angeles to face the Clippers at Staples Center. That game will tip at 8 p.m. MT.

The NBA’s full preseason schedule runs from Dec. 11 to 19. The regular season is slated to begin Dec. 22, though the schedule for that has not yet been made public.

Earlier this week, the Jazz announced their intention to initially allow some 1,500 fans to attend Jazz games at Vivint Arena in the lower bowl, with some more limited seating in the suite level, during the abbreviated 72-game regular season. No fans will be allowed at the team’s two home preseason games, however.