Utah Jazz Team Report – March 21
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – March 21 ===
(Sports Network) – Utah posted an 87-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on
Saturday evening at Philips Arena.
Andrei Kirilenko scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out seven
assists, as he led the Jazz to the win. Raja Bell also had 18 points for the
Jazz, who have won two straight games to pull even with Denver for the final
playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Carlos Arroyo and Jarron Collins both chipped in 12 points while Collins also
hauled in seven boards in the win. Greg Ostertag had a game-high 11 rebounds
After falling behind 72-65, Utah used an 8-0 surge to pull ahead by one.
Aleksandar Pavlovic’s basket at the midway point of the final period staked
the Jazz to a 77-74 lead.
Raul Lopez then drained a hoop with 3:54 remaining to make it 83-76 and the
Hawks never got closer than five points the rest of the game.
The Jazz were 2-of-8 from three-point range (25 percent) and 13-of-14 from the
foul line (93 percent). Utah finished its five-game road trip 3-2.
The Jazz swept the season series and have won three straight and 10 of the
last 12 matchups with Atlanta.
Utah has the next two days off before returning home to host the Washington
Wizards in Salt Lake City.