Chicago 111, Utah 97

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #36 David Jones, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 22158

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 22 19 22 34 97
Chicago 22 26 31 32 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 19-21 14-6 5-15 L2
Chicago 34-9 16-3 18-6 W1

Recap


BULLS 111, JAZZ 97: Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and Kyle Korver scored a season-best 26 points as host Chicago won for the ninth time in 10 games.

Derrick Rose had 24 points and 13 assists for the Bulls, who raised their NBA-best record to 34-9.

Paul Millsap scored 26 points, Al Jefferson tallied 16 points and Josh Howard added 15 for the Jazz, who dropped to 5-15 on the road.

Korver connected on a season-high six 3-pointers and scored 13 final-quarter points to help Chicago rebound from a disappointing loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday.

The Bulls led 48-41 at halftime before pulling away in the third quarter and taking a 16-point lead into the final stanza.

The Jazz pulled within 86-75 with 7:43 to play before Korver hit three 3-pointers during a 14-2 spurt that gave Chicago a 100-77 advantage with five minutes remaining.

Boozer had 14 first-half points in his second outing against Utah since leaving as a free agent after the 2009-10 season. Korver also is a former Jazz player.

Utah didn’t make a single 3-point basket – attempting only three – and Chicago had a 42-31 rebounding edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago played without forward Luol Deng (wrist), center Joakim Noah (illness) and guards Richard Hamilton (shoulder) and C.J. Watson (ankle). … Utah was without starting guards Devin Harris (stomach virus) and Raja Bell (internal matter according to coach Tyrone Corbin). … The double-double was Rose’s ninth of the season. … Jazz guard C.J. Miles hit just 1 of 7 shots and is 3 of 22 over the last four games.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Chicago
Paul Millsap 26 Scoring Carlos Boozer 27
Jamaal Tinsley 10 Assists Derrick Rose 13
Al Jefferson 8 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 8
Gordon Hayward 4 Free Throws Made Derrick Rose 10
Paul Millsap 4 Steals Omer Asik 2
C.J. Miles 3 Blocks Omer Asik 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 97 47.1 0-3 17-22 24 31 4 9 13
Chicago 111 55.8 7-18 18-24 31 42 6 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against New York. The Bulls have a W/L % of .735 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Jazz have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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