Utah Jazz Team Report – February 19
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – February 19 ===
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz fell to the Orlando Magic, 90-77, on
Wednesday at TD Waterhouse Centre.
Carlos Arroyo paced the Jazz with 14 points and Andrei Kirilenko and Raul
Lopez each added 12. DeShawn Stevenson netted 11 points for the Jazz, who
dropped their third straight contest.
Juwan Howard hit a jumper with 4 1/2 minutes into the third to put Orlando up
by 11 at 48-37. The Jazz fought back with an 8-2 run over the next 2 1/2
minutes, sparked by a fadeaway baseline jump shot from Stevenson, to only
Tracy McGrady answered Utah’s run by scoring Orlando’s next 10 points, as the
Magic eventually built a 63-48 advantage with 2:11 left in the quarter. Gordan
Giricek hit a layup with only a few seconds remaining to give the Magic a
68-53 lead at the end of three.
McGrady hit a hook shot in the lane with eight minutes left in the game to put
the Magic up 77-60, but the Jazz went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Kirilenko
three-pointer from the baseline, to get within 77-69.
However, that was the closest Utah got, as Howard followed with a jumper from
the elbow and McGrady converted a layup on Orlando’s next possession to give
the Magic a 14-point advantage with 3:56 left.
Arroyo is averaging 14.2 points and 3.8 assists in his last five games.
The Jazz are off until Friday when they visit Stephon Marbury and the New York