Utah Jazz Team Report – November 22
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – November 22 ===
(Sports Network) – Andrei Kirilenko posted 20 points and seven rebounds to
lead Utah over Milwaukee, 99-90, Friday at the Delta Center.
Matt Harpring added 18 points and nine boards for the Jazz (7-6), who were in
danger of falling under .500 for the first time this season. Raul Lopez also
contributed 18 points off the bench, as Utah improved to 6-1 at home this
The Jazz took control of the game with a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter.
Kirilenko capped off the spurt with two free throws to give Utah an 85-73
advantage with 7:19 to play.
The closest that Milwaukee could get was to within seven, on two separate
occasions. The last time came with only 14.3 seconds remaining when Erick
Strickland’s three-pointer cut the Utah edge to 97-90.
Utah turned the ball over 19 times, but won the rebounding edge, 37-31.
Utah’s Carlos Arroyo left the game with an ankle sprain and DeShawn Stevenson
left with a neck injury. Arroyo missed two games earlier in the year when he
sprained the same ankle.
The Jazz are off until Wednesday when they host Steve Francis and the Houston
Rockets in the third of a six-game homestand.