NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Utah
(Monday, January 4th)
Final Score: New Orleans 91, Utah 87
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Devin Brown led all scorers with 30 points and David West had 20 points, nine rebounds and three steals, as the New Orleans Hornets got by the Utah Jazz, 91-87, at EnergySolutions Arena.
Chris Paul finished with 12 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Hornets, who were coming off a 99-95 win over Houston on Saturday and have won three straight games.
Carlos Boozer ended with a team-best 18 points and 14 boards for Utah, which dropped a 105-95 decision versus Denver on Saturday and has lost three in a row for the first time this season. Deron Williams donated 17 points to go along with 11 assists, while C.J. Miles had 15 points.
The Hornets led 69-62 after three quarters, but Wes Matthews hit a three with just under five minutes to play to get Utah even at 77. Then with the game tied at 79-all a short time later, West hit a jumper and Brown a trey as part of a 7-0 run to lift the Hornets to an 86-79 edge with just over two minutes remaining.
Miles answered with a three-ball to cut the hosts' deficit to four, but they didn't get any closer in the final minutes.
Utah held a 32-24 lead after the opening 12 minutes and played the front- runner for the entire second stanza. The Hornets were able to close to within three, but Williams' two free throws in the last minute put the Jazz up 51-44 at the intermission.
New Orleans came out and dominated the third quarter, outscoring Utah 25-11. Despite Williams banking in a three-pointer at the buzzer, the hosts still trailed 69-62 after three.
New Orleans snapped a four-game losing skid against Utah and improved to 3-13 on the road this season...The Hornets shot 43.6 percent from the field and only 9-of-27 from three-point range...Utah finished 37.9 percent from the floor and made 7-of-14 from beyond the arc.
01/04 23:59:02 ET