Utah 98, Memphis 92

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #55 Bill Kennedy, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 19732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 21 17 31 23 92
Utah 21 27 23 27 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 14-19 9-6 5-13 L2
Utah 23-11 12-6 11-5 W1

Recap

Deron Williams scored 10 of Utah’s final 15 points and Paul Millsap had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the host Jazz defeated the stubborn Memphis Grizzlies 98-92 on Saturday night.

Williams’ jumper with five minutes left gave Utah the lead for good at 85-83. He finished with 19 points and matched a season-low with five assists.

The Jazz (23-11) moved into first place in the Northwest Division, one-half game ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Zach Randolph had 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Grizzlies (14-19). He has averaged 27.3 points and 14.3 rebounds in his last four games, well above his season averages of 18.8 and 12.7.

Rudy Gay, Memphis’ leading scorer at 20.7 points per game, did not play because of a stomach virus.

Memphis (14-19) trailed by as many as 13 in the third quarter before O.J. Mayo’s 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter gave the Grizzlies a 72-71 lead. Mayo finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

Randolph scored 10 points in the third quarter, and kept the Grizzlies in the game early with 11 points and six rebounds in the first quarter.

Utah center Francisco Elson was ejected in the second quarter after receiving his second technical foul.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Utah
Zach Randolph 27 Scoring Paul Millsap 22
Mike Conley 7 Assists Earl Watson 6
Zach Randolph 16 Rebounds Paul Millsap 10
Marc Gasol 7 Free Throws Made Deron Williams 8
Tony Allen 2 Steals Paul Millsap 2
Marc Gasol 2 Blocks Paul Millsap 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 92 42.9 5-18 21-27 18 43 4 7 19
Utah 98 48.6 4-11 22-35 27 35 8 8 10

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Jazz have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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