NBA Game Summary - Utah at Memphis
(Saturday, November 22nd)
Final Score: Utah 103, Memphis 94
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Mehmet Okur scored 23 points, leading the shorthanded Utah Jazz to a 103-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Ronnie Brewer scored 21 points for the Jazz, who were playing without Carlos Boozer (quad), Deron Williams (ankle) and Kyle Korver (wrist). Morris Almond had 11 points, while Ronnie Price scored 10 in the victory.
Utah used a 54.7 percent (41-of-75) shooting night to give the team its third win in four games. Brewer led the way, making 10-of-14 shots from the field, while Okur shot 9-of-15 on the night.
O.J. Mayo had a team-high 23 points -- including 10-of-10 from the free throw line -- for Memphis, losers of five out of six. Rudy Gay had 21 points, while rookie Darrell Arthur scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss. Mike Conley added 14 points for Memphis.
Mayo's three midway through the opening period gave the hosts an early 15-9 edge, but C.J. Miles answered with a three, and Utah took a 28-25 lead heading into the second quarter.
Okur lead all scorers at halftime with 11, and the Jazz held a 50-43 lead at the break.
Price and Brewer combined to score 12 points in the third quarter for Utah, and the visitors held a 77-69 lead headed into the final quarter.
Okur hit a three-pointer early in the fourth to give the Jazz a 13-point lead, and an easy layup by Almond stretched it to 15. Utah never looked back, and Memphis didn't get any closer than nine for the rest of the game.
Utah has beaten Memphis six straight times...Memphis turned the ball over 18 times, while Utah turned it over 16 times...The Grizzlies shot 46.7 percent (35-of-75) from the floor...Conley shot 6-of-9 from the field...Utah's Andrei Kirilenko had nine points and a game-best 10 assists.
11/23 00:14:09 ET