Utah Jazz Team Report – January 13
=== Utah Jazz Team Report – January 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz visit the Sacramento Kings tonight at ARCO
This is the second meeting of the season between the teams. On December 31st,
Sacramento knocked off the Jazz, 109-102, at the Delta Center. The teams will
play one more time this season, as the Jazz are scheduled to host the Kings on
Overall, The Kings have won six of their last seven contests with the Jazz,
who have lost five of seven and six of their last 10 at Sacramento.
The Jazz are starting to get their act togethter as of late. On
Wednesday,Mehmet Okur racked up 21 points and a season-best 17 rebounds to
lead a spectacular Utah bench effort as the Jazz ended Phoenix’ seven-game win
streak with a 115-108 victory over the Suns at the Delta Center.
Fellow reserve Raja Bell contributed 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting in
Wednesday’s win, as the Jazz’s reserves outscored the Suns’ subs by a whopping
67-6 margin. Matt Harpring paced the starters with 18 points, while Keith
McLeod tied a career- high with 11 assists for Utah, which has won two
straight following a nine-game slide. Boozer finished with with just eight
points and six boards in the victory.
The Jazz are just 5-15 as the visitor this season. Utah has lost six straight
on the road, as its last victory away from home came on December 20th against
the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.