Jazz try to remain perfect against Pistons
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz try to begin the new season with a 4-0
record, as they host the Detroit Pistons tonight at the Delta Center.
The Jazz opened the 2004-05 season with four straight wins and the 2000-01
campaign with five straight victories.
Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Mehmet Okur led the way with
21 points, as the Jazz crushed the Golden State Warriors, 106-82, on Saturday
at the Delta Center.
C.J. Miles finished with 17 points in the win over Golden State for the Jazz,
who were coming off a 108-104 victory against the Phoenix Suns on Friday at US
Airways Center. Matt Harpring netted 12 in the victory for the Jazz, who
had four players score in double figures.
Utah is 2-0 at home this season. After tonight’s contest, the Jazz will go on
a three-game road trip. They are scheduled to visit New Jersey, Boston and
Milwaukee on the upcoming trip.
Detroit goes for its third straight victory as it begins a four-game road
trip. On Saturday, Richard Hamilton poured in a game-high 24 points and
Rasheed Wallace scored 15 to lead the Pistons over the Memphis Grizzlies,
95-86, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Hamilton, who finished 9-of-17 shooting from the floor, also collected six
rebounds and five assists, while Wallace grabbed 13 boards in the win over
Memphis for the Pistons. Nazr Mohammed had 13 points and Tayshaun Prince
netted 12 against the Grizzlies.
The Pistons defeated the Boston Celtics, 101-88, at TD Banknorth Garden in
their only road game of the season. They will also visit Sacramento, the
Lakers and Golden State on the current swing.
Last season, the Jazz swept their two meetings with Detroit. The Pistons have
lost three straight after winning their last two at Utah
The Jazz and Pistons will play on January 17th at The Palace of Auburn Hills
in the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs.