Utah Jazz Team Report – January 16
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – January 16 ===
(Sports Network) – Andrei Kirilenko finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds
to lead Utah to a 97-85 win over Miami on Thursday at the Delta Center.
Raul Lopez contributed 13 points off the bench and DeShawn Stevenson chipped
in 12 points for the Jazz, who won their third straight overall and their
sixth straight versus the Heat.
Kirilenko, whose father was in the crowd, scored 10 points early in the fourth
quarter to help Utah snap a 64-64 tie. His basket with 8:11 to play capped a
14-4 run and staked Utah to a 78-68 lead.
Miami got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Leading scorer Matt Harpring underwent knee surgery Thursday that will likely
sideline him the rest of the season.
The Jazz have won six in a row over the Heat and 15 of 18 home games in the
Thursday’s contest was the first of four retro nights at the Delta Center as
the Jazz sported uniforms of the 1979-80 squad. Owner Larry Miller drew many
laughs and a loud round of applause when he walked out after the introductions
in a retro uniform, complete with short shorts and wrist bands. He remained in
“uniform” through the first quarter.
Utah returns to action on Saturday against LeBron James and the Cleveland