NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Utah
(Tuesday, January 8th)
Final Score: Utah 111, Indiana 89
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer had 22 points, as the Utah Jazz crushed the struggling Indiana Pacers, 111-89.
Matt Harpring added 16 points for the Jazz, who have won three of their last four contests. Kyle Korver had 12 points for Utah
Danny Granger had a team-high 17 points for the Pacers, who have lost two in a row and eight of 10. Jamaal Tinsley, who missed the last five games with a sore left hamstring, chipped in with 13 points and five assists.
"It felt good (to be back in uniform)," Tinsley said. "We just struggled a lot and turned the ball over. We just came out and played bad tonight. They [Jazz] came out today, and wanted it more. They competed, and we turned the ball over a lot...we just didn't have a great defensive game tonight."
Mike Dunleavy scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards in defeat.
Boozer hit two free throws midway through the first quarter to cap a 13-3 run that left the Jazz up, 20-9.
Utah built on that lead and outscored Indiana 40-19 going into the second stanza. The margin extended to 50-22 early in the second.
"We got a lot of deflections, a lot of steals and we were very active in helping each other out and that set the tone for us throughout the course of the game," Boozer said. "We did a good job of maintaining that throughout the 48 minutes."
However, the Pacers kept fighting and eventually closed out the half on a 16-7 run, Granger scored nine of those points.
Utah went into the locker room up, 67-50, and the second half was all Jazz. Utah scored the final six points of the third quarter to take a 90-66 lead into the final frame.
The Jazz opened up their biggest lead of the game, 102-71, on a Korver three- ball with just over eight minutes left in play.
Marquis Daniels drained a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to cap a Pacers 11-0 run, which cut their deficit to 20 points.
Utah was without the services of Andrei Kirilenko (back) and reserve Ronnie Price (ankle)...Utah's Jason Hart had 11 points and Deron Williams added 10 points and nine assists. Indiana's Jeff Foster grabbed eight rebounds...Utah, which moved to 13-3 at home, will host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday...Indiana plays at Phoenix on Wednesday.
01/09 00:07:55 ET