Magic, Jazz battle at EnergySolutions Arena
(Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz try to get back on the winning track when
they welcome the Orlando Magic tonight to EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah had its eight-game winning streak ended on Saturday at Oakland. Matt
Barnes scored 17 of his career-high 24 points in the third quarter and Monta
Ellis added 21, as the Golden State Warriors used a balanced attack to beat
the Jazz, 91-78, at ORACLE Arena.
Matt Harpring ended with 15 points, while Deron Williams scored 14 and dished
out eight assists in the loss to Golden State for the Jazz, who are still and
impressive 12-2 on the season.
The Jazz are a perfect 7-0 at home this season. They will host Tim Duncan and
the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in the finale of a short two-game
Orlando has won three in a row and starts a six-game road trip this evening.
Rising star Dwight Howard finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and three
blocks to lead the Magic to a 98-79 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday at
TD Waterhouse Centre.
Carlos Arroyo led six double-digit scorers with 15 points in the win over
Atlanta for the Magic, while Hedo Turkoglu netted 14 points for Orlando, which
has won seven of its last eight contests overall. Keith Bogans and Keyon
Dooling scored 13 apiece in victory.
The Magic are 3-3 on the road this season. The will also visit the Seattle
SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings
and Indiana Pacers on the current swing.
This is the first of two meetings this season between the Jazz and Orlando.
The Magic are scheduled to host Utah on March 14, 2007 at TD Waterhouse
Orlando has lost two of three and eight of its last 10 at Utah. The Magic have
won four of the last five contests in this series.