Utah 99, Charlotte 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #74 Curtis Blair, #54 Nick Buchert
Attendance - 10891

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 22 29 29 19 99
Charlotte 21 26 17 29 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 19-19 14-6 5-13 W2
Charlotte 5-32 3-14 2-18 L1

Recap

JAZZ 99, BOBCATS 93: Al Jefferson collected 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists as visiting Utah crept back to .500 with its fourth win in the last five games while denying Charlotte its first back-to-back victories.

The Jazz front line dominated, with forwards Paul Millsap, Josh Howard and Derrick Favors combining for 42 points and 17 rebounds around Jefferson in the middle.

Utah is currently one of four teams within a game of the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

The Bobcats, who snapped a five-game slide with a rare victory over Orlando on Tuesday, could not find the magic two nights in a row. Charlotte hung around through the first half, going into the break down 51-47.

The Jazz took over at the start of the third, getting six points from Jefferson during a 12-2 run to begin the frame. They would stretch the lead to 18 points early in the fourth quarter before the Bobcats made a brief run.

Charlotte brought it down to 92-83 with 3:48 left but committed turnovers on two straight possessions and missed two shots as Utah coasted to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Corey Maggette was the only starter in double figures with 25 points for the Bobcats. … The Bobcats committed 16 turnovers … Utah still has to play at Philadelphia on Friday and at Chicago on Saturday to complete its five-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Charlotte
Al Jefferson 31 Scoring Corey Maggette 25
Al Jefferson 5 Assists D.J. Augustin 8
Al Jefferson 9 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 9
Al Jefferson 9 Free Throws Made Corey Maggette 13
Josh Howard 3 Steals Kemba Walker 3
Derrick Favors 2 Blocks Byron Mullens 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 99 44.8 1-7 20-24 23 43 3 10 12
Charlotte 93 47.1 3-7 26-37 24 34 9 6 16

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .156 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Jazz have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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