NBA Game Summary - Utah at Washington|
(Saturday, November 17th)
Final Score: Utah 83, Washington 76
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Al Jefferson posted a double-double with 21
points and 13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to an 83-76 win over the
Washington Wizards on Saturday.
Gordon Hayward added 15 points off the bench and Mo Williams scored 12 points
and dished out six assists for the Jazz, who had dropped two straight entering
"(The Wizards) play hard. We talked about it before the game that we can't
think that because of their record and think we're just going to get a win,"
said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "They hung in there the whole game, and even
had a chance to win. There not at full speed right now, but they played hard."
Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and had eight assists, and Trevor Ariza had
16 points, nine rebounds and three steals for the Wizards, who are only team
in the NBA without a win this season (0-8).
"It is just discouraging that we can't break through," said Wizards coach
Randy Wittman. "We have to find a way. I am going to continue to look for
different combinations, and play different guys together and see trying to get
into a little bit of a rhythm."
Utah trailed by as many as eight points in the third quarter, but used an 8-0
burst to tie the game at 55 with 3:44 left in the period. Jefferson's jumper
with 28.4 seconds left gave the Jazz a 65-63 lead entering the fourth.
The Jazz saw their lead grow to 11 in the fourth quarter after Paul Millsap
buried a 19-foot jumper at the 2:23 mark. The Wizards never got it closer than
seven the rest of the way.
Washington scored the game's first 11 points and held a narrow 17-15 lead
after one quarter despite shooting a dreadful 30.4 percent from the field.
Ariza led the way, netting seven of his points in the frame on 3-for-7
The Wizards took a 40-38 lead into the break. Ariza added nine more in the
frame and while Hayward led the Jazz with seven.
The Jazz are 2-6 on the road this season ... Utah has won eight of the
last 11 games against the Wizards ... Washington started the season 0-8 last
season before winning their ninth game against Toronto. The Wizards host
Indiana on Monday ... Utah committed 19 turnovers, leading to 25 points.
11/18 00:04:33 ET