Thursday , Mar , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards visit Jazz at Delta Center

(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz play the second of a four-game homestand when
they welcome the Washington Wizards tonight to the Delta Center.

This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On
January 9th, Mehmet Okur scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the
Jazz won on the road against the Wizards, 97-89.

Washington has lost 15 of its last 17 at Utah.

Utah attempts to make it two straight wins this evening. Andrei Kirilenko
finished with 22 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and four blocked shots as
Utah overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat the Phoenix Suns, 107-99, on
Tuesday at the Delta Center.

Okur ended with a game-high 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, while
Carlos Boozer recorded 23 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Phoenix for
the Jazz, who have won two of their last three games overall.

The Jazz are 17-16 at the Delta Center this season. They will host Sacramento
on Saturday and the Hornets on Monday.

Washington will try and get back on the winning track as it begins a tough
six-game road trip. On Tuesday, Richard Jefferson poured in 27 points on 11-
of-15 shooting to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Wizards, 112-100, at the
Verizon Center.

All-Star Gilbert Arenas scored 25 points and dished out eight assists in the
loss to New Jersey for the Wizards, who lost for just the second time in their
last six contests. Caron Butler also recorded 25 points, while Antawn Jamison
netted 16 and pulled down 13 rebounds in defeat.

The Wizards are just 10-19 as the visitor this season. They will also visit
the Clippers, Golden State, Sacramento, Houston and San Antonio on the current
swing.

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