Utah Jazz Team Report – November 20
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – November 20 ===
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz try to stop a two-game losing streak this
evening when they conclude a four-game road trip against the Atlanta Hawks at
On Friday, the Jazz suffered a heart-breaking loss, as Dwyane Wade’s jumper at
the overtime buzzer lifted the Miami Heat past Utah, 107-105, at
Carlos Boozer scored 25 with nine rebounds to lead the Jazz, losers of three
of their last five. Carlos Arroyo was the star down the stretch, keeping Utah
in the game by scoring 10 of his 18 points in overtime. Andrei Kirilenko, who
leads the NBA in blocks, had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in the
Boozer is averaging 28.6 points on 54 percent (28-for-52) shooting over his
last three games. He shot 8-for-16 from the floor on Friday.
The Jazz, who entered Friday’s game shooting a league-best 52 percent from the
field, were held to just 39 percent (29-for-75) by Miami.
Utah, which will begin a three-game homestand against New Orleans on Monday,
is 3-2 away from home this season.
Utah took the two-game season series last season and has won the last three
games in this matchup. However, the Jazz could be at a disadvantage tonight,
as the home team in this series has won five of the last six meetings. Utah
has also won 10 of the last 12 overall meetings, despite splitting their last
eight tilts in Dixie.