Jazz visit Atlanta
(Sports Network) – The Northwest Division-leading Utah Jazz resume their
road trip tonight when they visit the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.
Utah is 1-1 so far on a five-game road trip and suffered a 97-96 overtime loss
to the New York Knicks on Monday at Madison Square Garden. Knicks guard
Stephon Marbury hit the game-winning layup as the clock expired in overtime to
lift New York.
Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer each had 23 points to lead the Jazz, who are
7-4 away from Salt Lake City this season. Mehmet Okur added 19 points in the
losing cause. Utah will also travel to Charlotte and Memphis on its trek.
The Hawks, meanwhile, have lost five of their last six games, including
Saturday’s 106-104 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls at Philips Arena.
Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams both scored 23 points for the Hawks, who are
0-1 on a three-game homestand and 4-6 as the host this season. Zaza Pachulia
scored 16 points and Josh Smith had 14 points and 11 boards for Atlanta. The
Hawks will also welcome Indiana to town to close out the stand.
Utah has won seven straight, 14 of 16 and 15 of the last 18 meetings with the
Hawks. The Jazz have also won three straight and six of eight at Atlanta.