Jazz Outshine The Suns
Posted by Nancy on January 26, 2010
Monday nights game between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns was a study in “runs” beginning with the Jazz taking an early lead at 19-5 and undoubtedly feeling pretty good.Â The Suns roared back to life, shutting down Utahs momentum and leaving the Jazz 17 points down and a big hole to crawl out of.Â That, however, is precisely what they did, finishing up with a 43-15 run thatÂ sealed the win.
One of the Suns lesser known players, Goran Dragic, Â scorched the JazzÂ making six of his seven 3-point attempts.Â He wasn’t the only one with the magic touch when it came to the three pointers – SteveÂ Nash and Channing Frey each contributed to the 17 (out of 30) that the Suns ended up with.
Andrei Kirilenko came up big again, scoringÂ 25 much needed points andÂ newcomer,Â Wesley Matthews gave the team a spark that was instrumental in the win.Â Â He came off the bench to contribute 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.Â This win propelled the Jazz into the number 5 spot in the Western Conference standings.
The team will travel to play Portland tomorrow night and then will be backÂ to playÂ before the home crowd for games against the Sacramento Kings, the Dallas Mavericks and then the Trailblazers again for the second time in a week.