Utah 105, New Orleans 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #19 James Capers, #63 Derek Richardson, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19237

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 30 21 21 15 87
Utah 31 30 19 25 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 11-3 7-0 4-3 L2
Utah 11-5 5-3 6-2 W3

Recap

Deron Williams continued his domination over Chris Paul with 26 points and 11 assists and the Utah Jazz remained unbeaten on their long homestand with a 105-87 victory over the suddenly-slumping New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday.

Al Jefferson added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who began a stretch of nine of 10 games at EnergySolutions Arena with Monday’s 94-83 victory over Sacramento. Utah will host the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, then play at the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday before returning home for games with Milwaukee, Indiana, Dallas, Memphis, Miami and Orlando.

New Orleans dropped its second straight after starting the season 11-1. The Clippers closed on a 10-2 run to post a 99-95 victory Monday.

Williams, who went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and added five steals, has won the last four games against Paul and 12 of 15 overall. Paul finished with 17 points, nine assists and five steals.

Williams converted a three-point play at the end of the first quarter to give the Jazz a 31-30 lead. The All-Star point guard nailed a 3-pointer with three minutes left in the half to end a New Orleans run that had cut a 13-point deficit to five. His his third shot from the arc gave Utah a 51-41 lead at the half.

A dunk by Paul Millsap gave the Jazz a 16-point lead, but the Hornets halved that heading into the fourth. But Williams responded again with a breakaway layup and 3-pointer with four minutes left for a 101-82 lead.

David West scored 10 of his 15 points in the first seven minutes of the game for the Hornets, who shot just 42 percent from the floor.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Utah
Chris Paul 17 Scoring Deron Williams 26
Chris Paul 9 Assists Deron Williams 11
Emeka Okafor 10 Rebounds Al Jefferson 10
Chris Paul 8 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 5
Chris Paul 5 Steals Deron Williams 5
Didier Ilunga-Mbenga 1 Blocks Al Jefferson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 87 42.0 4-19 25-32 13 36 2 7 18
Utah 105 48.8 6-14 19-19 27 38 3 11 12

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Hornets have a W/L % of .818 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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