Jazz try to keep making sweet music in Milwaukee
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz try to keep up their impressive start to
the 2006-07 season tonight in Milwaukee, where the red-hot club takes on the
struggling Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Utah has won five of its first six to begin the year and is coming off
Friday’s 107-100 victory at Boston. Deron Williams had 26 points and 14
assists to pace the Jazz, who avoided blowing a 12-point fourth-quarter lead.
Carlos Boozer tallied 24 points and 14 rebounds while Mehmet Okur scored 23
points for Utah, which shot a strong 53.2 percent from the field.
The Jazz will wrap up a three-game road trip with tonight’s matchup. Utah
started the swing with a 96-89 defeat at New Jersey on Wednesday.
Milwaukee has lost three in a row following a 2-1 start and was handed a
116-111 setback at Washington last night. The Wizards fought back from a nine-
point deficit early in the fourth quarter.
Michael Redd poured in 28 points and Charlie Villanueva chipped in 18 along
with seven rebounds for the Bucks. Andrew Bogut and Dan Gadzuric each finished
with 15 points in the loss.
Utah swept last year’s home-and-home series between the clubs and has won
three straight overall over Milwaukee. The Jazz had lost two in a row at the
Bradley Center before last December’s 88-80 triumph.