Deron Williams & Carlos Boozer Go Stockton-to-Malone, Utah Jazz Beat Baron Davis & Golden State Warriors
The Utah Jazz slowed the pace to win game four over the Golden State Warriors … The Jazz lead the series 3-1 and are now heading home to Utah … Williams and Boozer produced for the Jazz, Davis and Richardson were disappointing for the Warriors … Click here for a re-cap and reaction …
What Happened: The turned back the clock to win game four of their Western Conference playoff series. But instead of going Stockton to Malone, the Jazz went with to .
Utah’s young guns, Williams and Boozer, outworked the in the fourth quarter, taking game four 115-101 on Sunday night at Oracle Arena.
With the win, the Jazz lead the series 3-1.
Williams had 20 points and 13 assists, while Boozer notched 34 points to go with 12 rebounds.
But also helped Utah clinch the victory, scoring 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter. The Jazz outscored the Warriors 40-23 in the game’s final frame.
The Warriors had problems with the game’s slower pace. led Golden State with 24 points before fouling out. also had 24 points.
and struggled. Davis only scored 15 points, while J-Rich managed just seven points.
Game five is scheduled for Tuesday in Utah.
Reaction of Utah guard Derek Fisher on the importance of the win:
"That was a big step in the growth process for us as a team. I haven’t practiced much lately, so it felt good to be able to step up for my teammates." (ESPN)
Reaction of Utah coach Jerry Sloan on slowing the tempo down:
"We’re doing better staying with what they’re trying to take away from us. Our team hasn’t had to make these adjustments, but our guys are getting better and better." (CNNSI)
Reaction of Golden State coach Don Nelson on Utah’s play:
"We just didn’t have enough juice," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "They did everything they were supposed to do to beat us, and they took it to us. They came in and played really well, and we weren’t that good." (ESPN)
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