Time is running out on Utah
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz (35-38) are 5 1/2 games behind the
division-leading Denver Nuggets in the Northwest. They also trail the
eighth-seeded Sacramento Kings by 2 1/2 for the eighth and final playoff
berth in the Western Conference.
Utah is scheduled to play five of its final nine games this season at the
Delta Center. The Jazz will host San Antonio, Portland, Houston, Denver and
On Tuesday, the Spurs attempt to extend their winning streak to four games
when they visit the Jazz at the Delta Center. It is the second meeting of the
season between the teams. On January 30th, Duncan finished with 19 points and
eight rebounds to lead San Antonio over the Jazz, 79-70, at the Delta Center.
San Antonio has won 20 of 22 and 23 of the last 27 meetings with the Jazz. The
Spurs have won 10 of 14 and 12 of their last 20 at Utah.
The Spurs are scheduled to host the Jazz on April 17th at the AT&T Center in
the final meeting of the campaign between the squads.
The Jazz return home after going 2-1 on a three-game road trip. Andrei
Kirilenko posted 23 points and 13 rebounds as Utah downed the Portland Trail
Blazers, 102-89, on Saturday at the Rose Garden.
Carlos Boozer finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Portland
for the Jazz, who have won three of their last four games overall. Mehmet Okur
scored 21 and grabbed 14 boards, while rookie Deron Williams ended with 18
points in the victory.
Utah is 18-18 at the Delta Center this season. The Jazz are 5-5 in their last
10 home contests.
The Jazz will play their last four road games this season against Minnesota,
the Hornets, Dallas and the Spurs.