Monday , Feb , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls pay a visit to Jazz

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls continue their long road trip when they
visit the Utah Jazz tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.

Chicago is 2-1 on its seven-game road trip. Ben Gordon scored 33 points to
lead the Bulls over the Portland Trail Blazers, 88-86, on Saturday at the Rose

Kirk Hinrich scored 17 points for the Bulls, who have won two in a row and
five of their last six games overall. Chris Duhon ended with 15 points, while
Luol Deng posted 14 points and 10 rebounds and Ben Wallace grabbed 12 rebounds
in the victory.

The Bulls are 8-14 on the road this season. They will also visit Sacramento,
Golden State and Phoenix on the current swing.

Utah has also won two in a row, as it begins a four-game homestand. Mehmet
Okur scored 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, hitting the go-ahead bucket
with 5.1 seconds left, as the Jazz defeated the Suns, 108-105, on Saturday at
US Airways Center.

Okur made 13-of-27 from the floor for the Jazz, who have beaten the Suns all
three times the two teams have met this season. Deron Williams added 28 points
and 10 assists for Utah, which started its current two-game winning streak
with a 97-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at Energy
Solutions Arena.

The Jazz are 17-6 at home this season. They will also host New York, Atlanta
and Cleveland on the homestand.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the squads. On
January 20th, Okur posted 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz knocked off
Chicago, 95-85, at the United Center.

Chicago has lost eight of 10 and nine of its last 12 at Utah. The Jazz have
won two in a row in the series.