Toronto 111, Utah 106

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #63 Derek Richardson, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 19802

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Toronto 23 27 19 21 21 111
Utah 32 18 25 15 16 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 6-13 2-5 4-8 W2
Utah 10-6 8-3 2-3 L1

Recap


Linas Kleiza scored 25 points as the Toronto Raptors ended an 11-game losing skid against Utah on Wednesday, holding off the host Jazz 111-105 in double overtime.

The win came at a cost for the Raptors, who lost franchise centre Andrea Bargnani to an apparent calf injury - the same one that knocked him out for five games earlier this month. Bargnani finished with 25 points in just his second game back.

Paul Millsap led all scorers with 31 points and added 11 rebounds in defeat as the Jazz lost for just the third time in 11 games at EnergySolutions Arena.

Millsap, who turned the ball over at the end of regulation and again on what could have been the winning possession in overtime, atoned for his gaffes with a long 3-pointer to tie the game with five seconds left in the first extra session. The shot came moments after he converted a game-tying tip-in; Bargnani appeared to injure himself on the play and didn't return.

Toronto took charge in the second overtime period, with Kleiza knocking down a jumper and Jose Calderon following with the back-breaking 3-pointer that put Toronto up 109-103. Utah closed to within three in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.

DeMar DeRozan added 17 points while Leandro Barbosa poured in 13 for the victors.

Devin Harris had 24 points for the Jazz but missed a pair of free throws in the second OT session that would have closed the gap to a single point.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Utah
Andrea Bargnani 25 Scoring Paul Millsap 31
Jerryd Bayless 7 Assists Devin Harris 6
DeMar DeRozan 8 Rebounds Derrick Favors 12
Linas Kleiza 5 Free Throws Made Devin Harris 7
DeMar DeRozan 2 Steals Gordon Hayward 2
James Johnson 6 Blocks Derrick Favors 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 111 44.8 10-28 15-19 23 42 10 6 16
Utah 106 43.3 4-18 24-36 16 48 5 9 19

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Jazz have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Raptors have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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