NBA Game Summary - Utah at Seattle
(Wednesday, February 13th)
Final Score: Utah 112, Seattle 93
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer scored a game-high 22 points and recorded his first career triple-double with 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Utah to a 112-93 win over Seattle.
Mehmet Okur added 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Deron Williams put up 17 points and had a team-high 10 assists for Utah, which has won six of its last seven road games.
"I was impressed with the way he played (Boozer)," said Utah coach Jerry Sloan. "I haven't seen him in that situation, but I thought he really focused on trying to do the right thing all night long."
Kevin Durant had a team-high 19 points, Kurt Thomas pitched in with 10 and had grabbed a game-high 13 boards for Seattle, which has lost three out of four. The Sonics are 0-3 against Utah this season.
"We never matched their physicality or aggressiveness and that's been a trademark of their team for a long time", said Seattle coach P.J. Carlesimo. "It's the third time their bigs have handled us inside."
With two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Durant hit a running layup to pull the Sonics to within one at 71-70. However, that was the closest Seattle got to tying the game as Utah went on a 10-2 run to close the quarter.
The Jazz continued to roll in the fourth quarter as they started with a 12-2 run to make the score 93-75 following two foul shots from Williams.
With 3:40 left to play, Seattle pulled within 99-89, but Utah didn't let the Sonics get any closer, as the Jazz went on a 13-4 run to close the game.
In the first quarter the Jazz jumped out to a 20-10 lead, but an alley-oop from Luke Ridnour to Durant with 1:47 left pulled the Sonics to within 23-22. The Jazz still led 27-24 going into the second.
With 6:59 remaining in the second quarter Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer, and Paul Millsap followed with two foul shots for a 40-31 Jazz edge. Seattle fought back and went on a 16-9 run to end to quarter and pulled within 49-47 at the break.
Utah is 25-4 when holding its opponent under 100 points this season...Seattle is 5-27 when scoring under 100 points this season...This was the last game before the All-Star break for both teams.
02/14 01:39:23 ET