Jazz hope to continue amazing start on road vs. Warriors
(Sports Network) – The scorching Utah Jazz hope to continue their best start
in franchise history, as they visit the Golden State Warriors tonight at
Utah attempts to win its ninth straight game and improve to 13-1 on the
season. On Friday, Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead the
Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-108, at EnergySolutions Arena.
Mehmet Okur added 18 points and 12 boards, while Deron Williams had 15 points
and 10 assists in the win over the Lakers for Utah. Veteran Derek Fisher
tallied 13 points and Gordan Giricek had 12 for the Jazz.
The last time the Jazz won nine in a row was during the 1999-00 campaign. The
winning streak started on February 28, 2000 and lasted until March 16, 2000.
The Jazz are 5-1 on the road this season. After tonight’s contest, Utah
returns home to host the Orlando Magic on Monday and the San Antonio Spurs on
Golden State tries to put the brakes on a three-game losing streak, as it
plays the first of a short two-game homestand. On Friday, J.R. Smith scored 31
points and Carmelo Anthony netted 30 as the Denver Nuggets downed the
Warriors, 140-129, in the finale of a home-and-home set at the Pepsi Center.
Andris Bierdins posted a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to
Denver for the Warriors. Matt Barnes scored 21 points and Jason Richardson had
18 in defeat.
The Warriors are 6-3 at home this season. They will host Tim Duncan and the
San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
This is the second meeting of the season between the Warriors and the Jazz. On
November 4th, Boozer had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Okur led the way with
21 points as the Jazz trounced Golden State, 106-82, at the Delta Center,
which is now know as EnergySolutions Arena.
The Jazz have won three in a row against the Warriors. Utah has won two
straight and three of its last four at Golden State.