Williams, Boozer lead Jazz to rout of Pacers
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Deron Williams finished with 17 points
and six assists to help the Utah Jazz down the slumping Indiana Pacers, 94-72,
at EnergySolutions Arena.
Carlos Boozer did most of his damage in the first half and ended with 14
points and 16 rebounds for Utah, which has rattled off five straight wins.
Matt Harpring also scored 14 in the victory, while Derek Fisher netted 11.
Troy Murphy led his squad with 15 points and both Danny Granger and Darrell
Armstrong donated 12 points for the Pacers, who have now lost a season-worst
seven in a row.
The Jazz outscored their opponent 26-15 in the second stanza to turn a two-
point lead into a 50-37 margin.
Rafael Arajuo started the second quarter with a jumper, and Harpring netted
the next five points of the game to make it 30-22. Utah then finished with a
6-2 charge to push the lead to 13.
Boozer led the way, posting 14 points and 13 rebounds before intermission.
Indiana made a charge at the end of the third quarter, scoring the final seven
points to cut its deficit to 67-61.
Utah, though, quickly pushed the advantage back to double-digits early in the
fourth after layups from Williams and Harpring. It quickly turned
into a rout from there, as the Jazz outscored Indiana 27-11 in the final 12
This was the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On
December 17th, Carlos Boozer posted 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz won
104-94…Utah is 24-7 at home this season…Indiana is 11-19 on the road this