Monday , Mar , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Jazz need to make a run

(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz are just 28-31, but still have a chance to
win the Northwest Division if they can put together some victories. They are 3
1/2 games behind the division-leading Denver Nuggets.

On Monday, the Orlando Magic hope to put the brakes on a five-game losing
streak when they conclude a five-game road trip tonight against the Jazz at
the Delta Center.

It is the first of two meetings between the Orlando and the Jazz this season.
The Magic are scheduled to host Utah on March 15th at TD Waterhouse Centre.
Orlando has won three straight in this series. The Magic have won two of their
last three at Utah.

The Jazz will try and get back on the winning track on Monday. They open a
three-game homestand and will also host Minnesota on Wednesday and Dallas on
Saturday during the current stand.

On Sunday, Rashard Lewis ended with 22 points as the Seattle SuperSonics blew
out the Jazz, 113-81, at KeyArena. Carlos Boozer finished with 14 points and
eight rebounds and rookie Deron Williams added 12 points for the Jazz, who
have lost two of their last three games overall.

Utah is just 14-15 at the Delta Center this season.

Boozer has scored in double-digits in five of his last six games. He is
averaging 10.3 rebounds in his last seven outings.

The Jazz are scheduled to play 12 of their final 23 games at home this season.
They are scheduled to visit Denver on March 29th and will host the Nuggets on
April 12th.