banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - Utah at Charlotte



(Wednesday, January 9th)

Final Score: Utah 112, Charlotte 102

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Al Jefferson poured in a game-high 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds and Paul Millsap added 19 points as the Utah Jazz stomped the Charlotte Bobcats, 112-102, on Wednesday.

Gordon Hayward chipped in with 14 points, Alec Burks scored 12 and DeMarre Carroll and Derrick Favors added 10 points apiece for the Jazz, winners in four of their last five.

"We have to continue to use this momentum, we have two more tough games (coming up)," Hayward said. "We have to come out with the same energy tonight, do the things we did well and move forward."

Ben Gordon scored 20, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped in 15 and Kemba Walker added 14 points and six assists for the Bobcats, losers in 20 of their last 22 games.

Gerald Henderson and Ramon Sessions also tallied 14 points in the setback.

"We have to pick up our defense," Henderson said "We just gave up too many points and it is tough to try to come back on a team like that."

After trading blows over the opening five minutes, Utah reeled off a 16-6 run to take a 24-14 lead. Charlotte, though, was able to cut it to 27-20 entering the second.

Hakim Warrick's slam capped a 9-0 run in the opening minutes of the second to knot the game at 29-29, but the Jazz countered with a 23-6 swing to go up 52-35 with just over two minutes left in the half.

The teams traded blows until a 6-0 burst from Millsap and Jefferson gave Utah a 63-42 cushion before a pair of Sessions free throws made it 63-44 at the break.

Charlotte opened the second half with a 9-4 run to make it 67-53. Jefferson's layup gave the Jazz a 74-55 lead two minutes later, but the Bobcats used a 11-2 run of their own to cut it to 76-66.

The Jazz closed the frame on a 14-7 burst to take a 90-73 lead into the final quarter.

The Bobcats pulled within 99-87 early in the fourth, but an 11-5 burst pushed the Jazz advantage to 110-92 with just over five minutes to go.

Charlotte failed to get closer than 10 the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The Jazz shot 53.7 percent (44-for-82) from the floor ... Randy Foye and Jamaal Tinsley scored nine points apiece for Utah ... Charlotte outscored the Jazz by a 50-36 margin in the paint ... Warrick had 10 points off the bench for the Bobcats.

01/10 00:02:55 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Thursday at 9:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAL
1st
GT 5
UNC 6
 
9:00pm Tonight
CLEM
NCSU
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
7th
ARI 2
ASU 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
BOS
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAL
7:00pm Tonight
NYK
SAC
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
HOU
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
UTA
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
MIL
1st
UMO 3
AKR 0
 
1st
NAVY 5
ARMY 2
 
1st
BST 5
EMICH 2
 
1st
BUT 5
GEOR 5
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
IOWA
1st
FLGC 2
JVU 2
 
1st
USCU 0
KNST 0
 
1st
BGU 2
KSU 3
 
1st
NKENTUCKY 0
LIP 0
 
1st
HC 2
GHND 0
 
1st
RUTG 4
MD 7
 
1st
GT 5
UNC 6
 
1st
BUF 4
OHIO 4
 
1st
ALA 10
MISS 3
 
1st
DAY 0
RIU 2
 
1st
CMICH 7
TOL 14
 
1st
DET 0
YOUNG 2
 
7:30pm Tonight
UNF
STET
 
8:00pm Tonight
ABCHRIST
HOUB
 
8:00pm Tonight
NDAK
NEOM
 
8:00pm Tonight
NILL
WMICH
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLCH
WRST
9:00pm Tonight
MIZZ
AUB
9:00pm Tonight
UGA
KENT
9:00pm Tonight
NW
MICH
9:00pm Tonight
CLEM
NCSU
9:00pm Tonight
UF
TEXAM
9:00pm Tonight
KU
WVU
9:15pm Tonight
CREI
VILL
1st
PHI 0
CAL 0
 
1st
NJD 1
NAS 0
 
1st
CLB 0
WAS 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
BUF
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
OTT
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
NYI
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
LOS
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
SJS