Jazz stop off in Beantown
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz try to get back on the winning track
tonight, as they continue their road trip against the Boston Celtics at TD
Utah plays the middle contest of a three-game road trip. On Wednesday, Vince
Carter had a season-high 30 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the New
Jersey Nets handed the Jazz their first loss of the season with a 96-89
victory at Continental Airlines Arena.
Carlos Boozer scored 15 points and matched a career-high seven assists to lead
six players in double figures for the Jazz, who connected on 42.3 percent of
their shotsfrom the field, including just 3-of-15 from beyond the arc in the
loss to New Jersey.
Veteran guard Derek Fisher netted 15 and Deron Williams scored 14 points and
dished out five assists in defeat, while Mehmet Okur and Matt Harpring both
finished with 13 points.
The Jazz are 1-1 on the road this season. They are scheduled to visit the
Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday in the finale of the current trip.
Boston attempts to win its second straight game and at the same time earn its
second win of the season. Delonte West drained the game-winning jump shot as
time expired in overtime, as the Celtics got their first win of the 2006-07
campaign with a 110-108 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at TD Banknorth
Ryan Gomes posted 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first-career
triple-double in the win over Charlotte for the Celtics, who wrap up a short
two-game homestand this evening. Paul Pierce and Wally Szczerbiak both scored
35 points in Wednesday’s victory.
The Celtics are 1-2 as the host this season.
Last season, the Celtics swept both meetings with Utah. Boston has won four
straight and five of the last six contests overall in this series.
Utah has lost two straight and five of its last six at Boston.
Boston and the Jazz will square off on February 24th at the Delta Center for
the final contest of the regular season between the clubs.