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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 21 11 18 29 79 MEMPHIS 32 19 21 14 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 15, SCOTT PADGETT 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 MEM - RODNEY BUFORD 20, PAU GASOL 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - SCOTT PADGETT 15, KARL MALONE 8 MEM - PAU GASOL 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - KARL MALONE 4, JOHN STOCKTON 4 MEM - BREVIN KNIGHT 7, SHANE BATTIER 5

ATT: 12,216


Extended Box

UTAH (79) AT MEMPHIS (86)

UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MALONE F 30 2-13 6-6 2 6 8 4 1 1 2 10 KIRILENKO F 27 4-5 6-6 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 15 JA COLLINS C 17 0-2 7-12 2 2 4 0 5 0 1 7 RUSSELL G 15 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 2 STOCKTON G 25 2-5 3-4 2 3 5 4 3 0 3 7 OSTERTAG 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 LARUE 23 3-12 0-1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 7 AMAECHI 14 0-3 1-6 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 STEVENSON 28 2-14 0-0 4 2 6 1 5 1 0 4 PADGETT 29 5-13 2-4 10 5 15 0 1 1 2 14 LEWIS 15 4-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 6 3 1 10 STARKS 13 1-6 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 1 0 2

TOTALS 240 24-80 27-41 22 30 52 14 35 9 14 79 (.300) (.659) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 15(19 PTS)

MEMPHIS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GASOL F 42 6-11 7-8 3 10 13 2 5 1 4 19 LONG F 37 3-5 4-6 2 5 7 1 2 1 3 10 MASSENBURG C 32 3-7 6-7 2 5 7 0 4 1 0 12 BATTIER G 45 3-11 5-9 1 4 5 5 4 0 3 12 KNIGHT G 21 2-4 4-9 0 3 3 7 5 1 2 8 BUFORD 34 7-10 4-4 0 6 6 0 0 2 2 20 SOLOMON 16 2-10 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 AUSTIN 10 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 FOTSIS 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION SWIFT DNP - SPRAINED TOE WILLIAMS DNP - TOE SURGERY

TOTALS 240 26-60 30-43 8 36 44 17 27 6 16 86 (.433) (.698) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 16(20 PTS)

UTAH 21 11 18 29 - 79 MEMPHIS 32 19 21 14 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - STEVENSON 2, RUSSELL, KIRILENKO. MEMPHIS - BATTIER 4, GASOL 3, MASSENBURG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 4-11 (.364), KIRILENKO 1-1, RUSSELL 0-1, STOCKTON 0-1, LARUE 1-4, PADGETT 2-3, STARKS 0-1. MEMPHIS 4-13 (.308), BATTIER 1-3, BUFORD 2-4, SOLOMON 1-6. TECHNICALS: UTAH - MALONE, MEMPHIS - MASSENBURG, GASOL, KNIGHT. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, NOLAN FINE, BENNETT SALVATORE. A - 12,216. T - 2:20.


Box Score

UTAH (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 30 2-13 6-6 2-8 4 1 10 Kirilenko 27 4-5 6-6 0-3 0 1 15 Ja Collins 17 0-2 7-12 2-4 0 5 7 Russell 15 1-2 0-0 0-3 0 2 2 Stockton 25 2-5 3-4 2-5 4 3 7 Ostertag 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 Larue 23 3-12 0-1 0-1 3 1 7 Amaechi 14 0-3 1-6 2-2 0 3 1 Stevenson 28 2-14 0-0 4-6 1 5 4 Padgett 29 5-13 2-4 10-15 0 1 14 Lewis 15 4-5 2-2 0-1 2 6 10 Starks 13 1-6 0-0 0-4 0 4 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-80 27-41 22-52 14 35 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.300, FT-.659. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Kirilenko 1-1, Russell 0-1, Stockton 0-1, Larue 1-4, Padgett 2-3, Starks 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Stevenson 2, Russell, Kirilenko). Turnovers: 15 (Stockton 3, Malone 2, Padgett 2, Russell 2, Amaechi, Ja Collins, Kirilenko, Larue, Lewis). Steals: 9 (Lewis 3, Larue, Malone, Padgett, Russell, Starks, Stevenson).

MEMPHIS (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gasol 42 6-11 7-8 3-13 2 5 19 Long 37 3-5 4-6 2-7 1 2 10 Massenburg 32 3-7 6-7 2-7 0 4 12 Battier 45 3-11 5-9 1-5 5 4 12 Knight 21 2-4 4-9 0-3 7 5 8 Buford 34 7-10 4-4 0-6 0 0 20 Solomon 16 2-10 0-0 0-0 2 1 5 Austin 10 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 4 0 Fotsis 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Swift DNP - sprained toe Williams DNP - toe surgery _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-60 30-43 8-44 17 27 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.433, FT-.698. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Battier 1-3, Buford 2-4, Solomon 1-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Battier 4, Gasol 3, Massenburg). Turnovers: 16 (Gasol 4, Battier 3, Long 3, Buford 2, Knight 2, Austin, Solomon). Steals: 6 (Buford 2, Gasol, Knight, Long, Massenburg). ____________________________________________ Utah 21 11 18 29 - 79 Memphis 32 19 21 14 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Malone, 2:12 2nd). Memphis 3 (Massenburg, 2:12 2nd; Gasol, 0:36 2nd; Knight, 9:02 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Memphis 1 (Massenburg, 8:41 2nd). A: 12,216. T: 2:20. Officials: Luis Grillo, Nolan Fine, Bennett Salvatore.


Game Story

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The longest road trip in franchise history has gotten off to a disastrous start for the Utah Jazz.

Forced out of Salt Lake City for more than three weeks due to the Winter Olympics, the Jazz dropped to 0-2 on their nine-game trek with an 86-79 setback to the last-place Memphis Grizzlies.

The contest was not as close as the score indicated as Utah closed with a 21-1 run after Memphis opened an 85-58 cushion with just over four minutes remaining.

"I wasn't real happy with the ending, the last three minutes or so," Memphis coach Sidney Lowe said. "We didn't execute, but all in all, it's a great win for our guys."

Utah has dropped two in a row to the Grizzlies after winning 22 of 23 in the series. Memphis posted a 97-95 double-overtime victory at the Delta Center on January 12.

"They came out running up and down the court and made their open shots," Utah forward Karl Malone said. "Everyone gets up to play the Utah Jazz -- Karl and John (Stockton) -- and they have for 17 years."

Playing on consecutive nights, the Jazz looked tired following a 104-97 setback at Houston and were in danger of posting a season low in points before the late spurt.

"We knew they played a tough one last night, lost a tough one last night, so we wanted to pounce on them early," said Memphis rookie guard Shane Battier, who contributed 12 points.

It was the final game before the All-Star break for the Jazz, who return home before heading back on the road to face Indiana on February 12.

Rodney Buford scored 20 points and rookie Pau Gasol added 19 for the Grizzlies, who opened a 51-32 halftime lead and coasted to just their second win in 12 games.

It marked the first time the Grizzlies beat the Jazz at home following 12 losses when the franchise was located in Vancouver.

"We just wanted to make them take tough shots," Buford said. "We knew Karl Malone is a big player, so we wanted to take him out of it, and we did a good job on John."

Rookie Andrei Kirilenko scored 15 points and Scott Padgett contributed 14 off the bench for the Jazz. With the contest out of reach, Utah coach Jerry Sloan kept Malone and Stockton on the bench for the entire fourth quarter.

Malone scored just 10 points and Stockton was held to seven.

"What can you say about Stockton and Malone, two Hall of Famers, and it's great to get wins over teams like that," Battier said.

Utah had trouble holding onto the ball in the first quarter, committing eight turnovers that Memphis parlayed into a 32-21 lead.

Things got worse in the second quarter for the Jazz as they scored just 11 points on 3-of-21 shooting. Overall, Utah shot a season-low 30 percent (24-of-80).

"We didn't do things, but you got to give them credit," Stockton said. "They came out aggressive and hit their shots. And they've beat us twice in a row."

After shooting 56 percent in the first half, the Grizzlies scored only 35 points in the second half on 29 percent shooting. Memphis made 18 field goals in the opening half and just eight over the final 24 minutes.

"Tonight was an ugly game," Battier admitted. "If I paid to watch it, I would demand my money back even tough it was a good win for us."

The Jazz made a brief run in the third period, closing to 57-44 on Quincy Lewis' jumper with 6:06 left in the third period. But the Grizzlies ripped off 10 straight points, building a 67-44 advantage on Tony Massenburg's jumper with three minutes to go in the quarter.

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