NBA Game Summary - Boston at Utah|
(Monday, February 24th)
Final Score: Utah 110, Boston 98
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Burks netted 21 points and
Derrick Favors added 20 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Boston Celtics, 110-98,
on Monday night.
Marvin Williams recorded 19 points and seven rebounds, while Gordon Hayward
dished out 10 assists for the Jazz, who snapped their three-game losing
"We bounced back. I thought our execution on our offensive end for the most
part was pretty good. We got the ball where we wanted, especially the first
half," Utah head coach Tyrone Corbin said.
Rajon Rondo, who sat out Saturday's loss to the Sacramento Kings, had 18
points and 10 assists for Boston, which has dropped five in a row.
Kelly Olynyk registered 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Jeff
Green also provided 21 points in defeat.
"I thought Kelly (Olynyk) played really well tonight. But one of our issues
has just been you try to find the hot hand instead of every night knowing
where it's coming from," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said.
Mo Williams scored five points during an early 13-3 run, including a layup to
cap it and stake Utah to a 15-8 lead midway through the frame.
Utah held a 27-18 advantage after a quarter of play and a 59-46 cushion at the
The Jazz led by as many as 17 in the third before settling for an 83-68 spread
heading into the fourth, where they cruised to the easy triumph.
The Celtics had been 6-3 in their last nine meetings in Salt Lake City coming
in ... The Jazz shot 55.0 percent (44-of-80) from the field, while Boston was
44.0 percent (37-of-84) from the floor.
02/25 00:29:14 ET