NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Utah
(Tuesday, March 20th)
Final Score: Utah 104, Golden State 100
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer scored 25 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz over the Golden State Warriors, 104-100, at EnergySolutions Arena.
Derek Fisher added 19 points and Deron Williams had 10 points and 17 assists for the Jazz, who ended a four-game losing streak and inched closer to clinching a spot in the playoffs.
Paul Millsap tallied 16 points and Andrei Kirilenko had 12 points for Utah, which continues to lead the Northwest Division by nine games over Denver with 15 games to play.
Al Harrington scored 27 points, Jason Richardson tallied 21 and Baron Davis had 20 for the Warriors, who had a three-game win streak halted and fell into a tie with the LA Clippers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Clippers beat Chicago 103-89 on Tuesday to move into the virtual tie.
Trailing 91-89, the Jazz went on an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. Harpring hit a pair of free throws with 5:18 left to tie the game. He then hit a jumper with 4:26 left to put Utah ahead and Kirilenko later ended the surge with two free throws with 3:29 on the clock.
Golden State later drew within 99-97 following a Harrington three-pointer with 1:23 left, but that was as close as the Warriors could get. Williams drained a pair of free throws next time down the floor and after a Golden State turnover Millsap hit his first three-pointer of the season to clinch the win with seven seconds left.
Stephen Jackson had 16 points and Andris Biedrins had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who led 28-27 after one quarter and 60-53 at halftime.
The Warriors, who also led 82-73 after three quarters, were held to just 18 fourth-quarter points.
Utah improved to 26-7 at home this season...Golden State fell to 8-27 on the road...Utah has won two of three meetings so far this season versus the Warriors...Golden State's bench scored just six points.
03/21 00:09:10 ET