Utah 113, Denver 106

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 4, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #64 Eli Roe, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19155

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 23 27 32 31 113
Denver 24 23 30 29 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 30-21 17-9 13-12 W1
Denver 29-21 21-6 8-15 L1

Recap

Al Jefferson scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz welcomed back All-Star point guard Deron Williams with a 113-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
 
Williams, who missed four games with a wrist injury, had 26 points and 12 assists as the Jazz (30-21) snapped a six-game losing streak on the road and a five-game slide at Denver. Jefferson had 10 rebounds.
 
Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points, including 17 for 18 from the free-throw line for the Nuggets (29-21), who had won six of their last seven at home. Nene, who leads the NBA in field-goal percentage, added 28 points on 10-for-12 shooting.
 
The game had a playoff feel with plenty of physical play, especially in the fourth quarter when Denver’s J.R. Smith was ejected with 6:45 remaining after he committed a flagrant-2 foul on Raja Bell.
 
Denver trailed by 10 with 5:05 left before closing to 107-104 on a pair of free throws by Anthony with two minutes left, but Jefferson’s three-point play with 51.2 seconds left gave Utah a 110-104 lead.
 
C.J. Miles finished with 13 points as the Jazz improved to 19-4 when he has 13 or more and 22-3 when they score 100 or more points.
 
The Nuggets outscored the Jazz at the free-throw line, 32-17, as the teams combined to shoot 49 for 54.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Denver
Al Jefferson 28 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 31
Deron Williams 12 Assists Chauncey Billups 5
Al Jefferson 10 Rebounds Arron Afflalo 10
Deron Williams 6 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 17
Raja Bell 2 Steals Carmelo Anthony 2
Al Jefferson 3 Blocks Nene 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 113 46.3 8-26 17-18 29 43 10 5 11
Denver 106 43.8 4-20 32-36 18 42 4 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Jazz have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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