Utah 96, Toronto 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, # Marat Kogut, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 14425

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 31 21 18 26 96
Toronto 26 24 28 16 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 34-31 18-15 16-16 W1
Toronto 17-47 12-21 5-26 L3

Recap

Al Jefferson's redirection at the buzzer Wednesday lifted the Utah Jazz to a 96-94 road victory over the Toronto Raptors, their 12th straight win in the series.

With the score tied and Utah holding for the final possession, Jazz guard Devin Harris attempted an up-and-under layup that was off-target. The ball was volleyed into the air and deflected into the net by Jefferson as the final horn sounded.

A video review upheld the basket, handing Utah just its third win in the past 11 games.

Jefferson scored 34 points for the Jazz, who haven't lost to the Raptors since December 2004.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points and reserve Sonny Weems added 16 for the Raptors, who have lost three straight games.

Trailing 52-50 entering the third quarter, the Raptors switched to a zone defense for the latter part of the period and it worked to perfection as they limited the Jazz to one field goal over the final five minutes to take a 78-70 lead into the fourth quarter.

The lead reached 14 points before Utah stormed back, hitting four consecutive 3-pointers over a three-minute stretch to cut the deficit to 90-88. Jefferson's tip-in capped an 18-3 run that put the Jazz back in front with 1:44 remaining.

Toronto's Leandro Barbosa's evened things again on a three-pointer with 42 seconds remaining, setting the stage for the game's frenetic final moments.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Toronto
Al Jefferson 34 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 17
Devin Harris 5 Assists Jose Calderon 6
Al Jefferson 8 Rebounds Reggie Evans 11
Devin Harris 5 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 9
Raja Bell 2 Steals Jose Calderon 3
Jeremy Evans 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 96 47.1 6-18 10-14 21 33 4 7 16
Toronto 94 45.6 4-9 18-24 18 41 4 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Raptors have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .277 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Jazz have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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