NBA Game Summary - Utah at New Orleans/Oklahoma City
(Saturday, January 27th)
Final Score: New Orleans/Oklahoma City 94, Utah 83
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Bobby Jackson scored 21 points off the bench to lead New Orleans/Oklahoma City over Utah, 94-83, at the Ford Center.
Desmond Mason poured in 20 points, Devin Brown added 13 and David West donated 11 with six rebounds for the Hornets, who have won two straight and three of five. Tyson Chandler pulled down 15 boards in the victory.
New Orleans finished 47 percent shooting in the game.
Deron Williams netted 27 points on 11-of-19 from the field and dished out eight assists for the Jazz, who have dropped two of three since winning four in a row.
Paul Millsap recorded a double-double with 15 points and 17 boards while Derek Fisher contributed 14 points and Mehmet Okur had 11 in defeat.
Utah also suffered a setback on the injury front, as leading scorer Carlos Boozer played just three minutes after injuring his left knee.
After Fisher nailed a jumper to cut Utah's deficit to 10-8 early in the first, New Orleans ripped off eight straight points -- capped by West's reverse layup -- with 4:41 left. The Hornets led 27-18 after one.
In a low-scoring second frame, the Jazz edged New Orleans, 16-14, and trailed 41-34 at the half.
Utah got as close as two, 46-44, on a Millsap lay-in with 8:12 remaining in the third, but the Hornets netted seven consecutive points, five from West, for a nine-point edge two minutes later.
Then, jumpers by Linton Johnson, Brown and Jackson at the end of the quarter gave New Orleans a 67-55 lead.
The Jazz could only get within six, 80-74, with four minutes to play in the fourth before Jackson scored the final nine points in the game.
Utah shot 37.5 percent from the floor.
Previously, Utah had won three straight at the Hornets...The Jazz made just one three-pointer (1-of-14) while New Orleans shot 41.7 percent (5-of-12) from beyond the arc.
01/28 01:32:19 ET