Bobcats continue road trip in Utah
(Sports Network) – The Northwest Division-leading Utah Jazz try to make it
four straight wins when they host the slumping Charlotte Bobcats tonight at
Utah begins a three-game homestand this evening. Mehmet Okur poured in 28
points and pulled down nine rebounds, as the Jazz defeated the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, 108-94, on Sunday at the Ford Center.
Deron Williams added 20 points and dished out six assists for the streaking
Jazz, who have won four of their last five and 11 of their last 13 games
overall. Carlos Boozer ended with 17 points and 12 boards in the victory.
The Jazz are 22-7 at home this season. They will host the Indiana Pacers on
Wednesday and the Hornets on Saturday.
Charlotte has lost five in a row and plays the fifth of a season-long six-game
road trip. On Sunday, Ray Allen scored 34 points as the Seattle SuperSonics
defeated the Bobcats, 96-89, at KeyArena.
Gerald Wallace had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, while rookie
Adam Morrison scored 17 points off the bench in his return to the state where
he starred in college at Gonzaga.
The Bobcats, who will visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at the US Airways
Center, are just 9-22 on the road this season.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the teams. On
December 22nd, Raymond Felton finished with 18 points and 12 assists to help
the Bobcats defeated Utah, 101-89, at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.
The Bobcats, who have won three of the five contests between the squads, are
2-0 at Utah.