NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Utah
(Wednesday, November 19th)
Final Score: Utah 105, Milwaukee 94
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - C.J. Miles scored 25 points to lead Utah to a 105-94 comeback win over the Milwaukee Bucks, as the Jazz won their 14th straight home game going back to last season.
Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 11 rebounds, but left the game in the fourth quarter with a strained left quad tendon. Ronnie Price and Andrei Kirilenko each had 16 points for the Jazz, who beat Milwaukee for the eighth straight time. Kirilenko also had seven rebounds, five steals and four blocks.
Ronnie Brewer ended with 12 points for the Jazz, winners of back-to-back games overall since a three-game skid. They are 33-1 at home since December 31, 2007.
"Everybody was together," said Price. "Whether you started or came off the bench, it didn't matter. It's a team effort, that's what we need to win on the road and take care of our home."
Richard Jefferson scored 25 points, and Andrew Bogut contributed 16 points and a season-high 20 rebounds for the Bucks, who lost their third straight contest.
"We couldn't really get into a rhythm offensively," said Jefferson. "But we had our opportunities to come in here, we were up 10 in the second half, really came out here to start the second half and set the tone, we just didn't finish the job."
Ramon Sessions sank a layup for a 76-70 Milwaukee lead in the final minute of the third, but the Jazz had the final two buckets of the quarter - on a Brewer jam and a Boozer layup.
The Jazz then used a 13-3 run during the fourth quarter to take control. Austin Croshere hit a three-pointer for an 83-82 Milwaukee edge with nearly eight minutes left, but then came the game-changing flurry, started by a pair of Boozer layups and finished by a Miles three-ball with 2:34 remaining for 95-86 difference.
Boozer was hurt during the final quarter while going up for a rebound. His knee buckled and Boozer was then lifted for Mehmet Okur. Boozer will have an MRI on Thursday.
Utah is already shorthanded with injuries to guards Deron Williams (ankle) and Brevin Knight (groin), and center Jarron Collins (elbow).
Utah led 26-16 after one quarter and pushed that margin to 45-30 midway through the second, but the Bucks finished the half on a 23-6 spurt to grab a two-point edge.
Milwaukee continued to pull away early in the third, surging to a double-digit advantage at 66-56 on a pair of Bogut free throws with nearly eight minutes left in the period.
"The first half, we ran our sets, got inside and outside, guys were rolling, but then we got away from them a little bit in the second half," said Miles. "The end of the third quarter we made some stops, and then we executed for the whole fourth quarter."
Charlie Bell and Sessions each scored 15 points for Milwaukee...The Jazz forced 17 turnovers, leading to 22 points...Utah shot 51.4 percent from the field, compared to 44.4 percent for the Bucks.
11/20 01:52:41 ET