Utah 87, Phoenix 80

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 4, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #10 Ron Garretson, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 14874

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 25 17 29 16 87
Phoenix 31 9 22 18 80

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 17-17 10-4 7-13 W2
Phoenix 12-22 10-8 2-14 L1

Recap


Jazz 87, Suns 80: Al Jefferson scored a game-high 21 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and 10 rebounds as visiting Utah ended its four-game losing streak in Phoenix.

Gordon Hayward had 14 points and Randy Foye chipped in 13 for the Jazz, who have won two straight following a three-game skid.

Marcin Gortat contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds while Goran Dragic scored 17 points for the Suns, who have lost seven of eight.

Phoenix held a 31-25 lead after one quarter and increased it to 11 points early in the second as Sebastian Telfair opened the period with a 3-pointer and Markieff Morris buried a jumper with 9:59 remaining. But Utah followed with a 13-0 run to move ahead, and the Suns scored only four more points in the quarter as they trailed 42-40 at halftime.

Up by three, the Jazz used a 10-0 burst to push the advantage to 65-52 with 3:36 left in the third. Millsap scored eight of Utah's first 10 points in the fourth and hit a jumper with 2:49 to play to give the Jazz their biggest lead at 87-70.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix made the final score respectable by ending the game with a 10-0 run. ... The Jazz made just 1 of 9 3-point attempts, with Foye making the lone successful shot. ... The Suns remained one win shy of the 2,000th in franchise history.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Phoenix
Al Jefferson 21 Scoring Marcin Gortat 18
Earl Watson 8 Assists Goran Dragic 6
Paul Millsap 10 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 11
Al Jefferson 5 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 4
Paul Millsap 5 Steals Goran Dragic 2
Derrick Favors 1 Blocks Marcin Gortat 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 87 44.9 1-9 6-9 27 38 3 11 12
Phoenix 80 45.3 4-15 8-11 23 40 10 5 21

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Suns have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Jazz have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .471 after a loss.