NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Utah
(Monday, January 14th)
Final Score: Utah 98, Milwaukee 87
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Deron Williams poured in 33 points and dished out 10 assists to guide the Utah Jazz past the Milwaukee Bucks, 98-87, at EnergySolutions Arena.
Carlos Boozer posted 21 points and 10 rebounds while Paul Millsap donated 11 points off the bench for Utah, which went a perfect 4-0 on its homestand.
"We are taking care of business at home like we have been doing all year and now we need to take this momentum on the road and hopefully play better on the road," Boozer said. "We have a big game coming up in our division against Denver, who's playing very well right now and we need this game so we can gain ground on them."
Andrew Bogut paced his club with 23 points and 10 boards and Maurice Williams scored 21 for the Bucks, who have dropped three in a row.
The game was tight throughout, with Milwaukee clinging to a 72-71 edge after three quarters of play.
The Jazz, though, scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to pull ahead. Williams opened the scoring with a jumper before Millsap rattled off the next five points, including a lay-in with 7:21 to play that gave Utah a 78-72 advantage.
Michael Redd answered with a pair of free throws, but Williams scored the next six points of the game to push the lead to double-digits. Following two free throws of his own, Williams hit a layup before dropping two more from the line for a 84-74 lead.
"He plays well every night to me and he helps our team a lot and he is a big key to our winning so, he isn't doing anything, he is just being Deron Williams," Millsap said.
Milwaukee cut the deficit to five with 4:35 on the clock. However, Boozer responded with a jumper at the other end to up the lead to 86-79.
The Bucks got no closer than six the rest of the way.
The Jazz escaped the first quarter with a 24-22 lead, and took a 49-48 advantage into the locker room.
The Jazz have won six in a row over the Bucks...This was the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Milwaukee is scheduled to host the Jazz on March 12, 2008 at the Bradley Center...The Jazz, who have won six in a row as the host, are 16-3 at home this season.
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