Utah 94, Memphis 85

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 19503

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 26 21 17 21 85
Utah 22 23 22 27 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 3-4 2-1 1-3 L1
Utah 4-3 4-0 0-3 W3

Recap


Al Jefferson recorded 20 points and nine rebounds, and Paul Millsap added 14 and eight as the Utah Jazz picked up their third straight win with a 94-85 triumph over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Josh Howard chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Jazz, who used an expanded rotation and wore down the shorthanded Grizzlies. Utah had 11 players record at least one point and over nine minutes of playing time in the contest.

With Memphis All-Star Zach Randolph out due to a knee injury, the Jazz used their size advantage on the inside to open things up on the perimeter. Millsap was the beneficiary early, bruising his way past Randolph’s series of replacements and pacing Utah with 10 points in the first half.

Jefferson took over in the second half, with 12 of his points coming after the break.

Marc Gasol was the only true post player in the lineup for the Grizzlies and he tried to take advantage of some foul trouble on Jefferson in the fourth quarter. Gasol was the only player to score for Memphis in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, putting up six points as the Jazz pulled away.

Gasol finished with 21 points, 11 boards and six blocks for the Grizzlies.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Utah
Tony Allen 21 Scoring Al Jefferson 20
Mike Conley 6 Assists Earl Watson 5
Marc Gasol 11 Rebounds Al Jefferson 9
Tony Allen 8 Free Throws Made Devin Harris 6
Mike Conley 2 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Marc Gasol 6 Blocks Derrick Favors 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 85 41.2 4-17 15-21 16 41 10 9 20
Utah 94 50.7 2-8 20-30 17 38 10 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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