Jazz shoot for best start vs. Raptors
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz shoot for their best start in franchise
history tonight when they host the Toronto Raptors at the Delta Center.
Utah is 9-1 this season and matched the best start since the 1999 campaign on
Saturday with a 120-117 overtime win against the Phoenix Suns at home.
Deron Williams scored 25 points and dished out 14 assists, while Carlos Boozer
scored 22 points and grabbed 16 boards for the Jazz, who have won five
straight. Mehmet Okur scored 18 points and Paul Millsap ended with 18 points
and 10 rebounds for Utah.
The Raptors, meanwhile, have lost five in a row and own a 2-7 record this
season. They are 0-4 on a five-game road trip and suffered a 117-109 loss to
the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
Chris Bosh poured in a team-high 31 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a
losing effort for the Raptors. T.J. Ford had 26 points and a career-high 18
assists, while Jorge Garbajosa posted a double-double with 17 points and 10
rebounds. He also dished out six assists for Toronto.
Utah went 2-0 against Toronto last season and has won six of the last nine
meetings in the series.
Toronto has lost four of its last six at the Delta Center.