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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      MEMPHIS          22   23   32   17    94   
      UTAH             20   28   18   16    82      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MEM - MIKE MILLER 24, BRIAN CARDINAL 14, SHANE
                      BATTIER 11
                UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 25, MEHMET OKUR 14, TWO
                      PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND:   MEM - LORENZEN WRIGHT 8, MIKE MILLER 7, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4
                UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 13, MEHMET OKUR 5, 
                      THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

HIGH ASSISTS:   MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 8, BRIAN CARDINAL 4, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 3
                UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 5, KEITH MCLEOD 4, FOUR
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   18,468

Box Score

MEMPHIS (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Battier 41 2-7 7-7 0-4 2 3 11 B Cardinal 34 5-10 2-2 0-3 4 5 14 L Wright 26 4-8 2-2 4-8 0 5 10 J Williams 31 3-5 0-0 0-3 8 0 7 M Miller 36 9-13 2-3 0-7 3 2 24 J Posey 23 3-6 2-2 0-4 1 4 10 E Watson 17 3-9 2-4 1-4 3 2 9 R Humphrey 7 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 1 2 A Emmett 4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 J Tsakalidis 21 2-3 3-4 0-1 2 1 7 S Swift DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE A Burks DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-65 20-24 6-38 23 24 94 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.492, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 10-19, .526 (S Battier 0-1, B Cardinal 2-4, J Williams 1-3, M Miller 4-6, J Posey 2-4, E Watson 1-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:3 (L Wright, J Posey, J Tsakalidis). Turnovers:20 (S Battier 4, J Williams 3, J Posey 3, B Cardinal 3, M Miller 3, L Wright 2, E Watson 2). Steals: 10 (B Cardinal 3, J Posey 2, M Miller 2, L Wright, S Battier, E Watson). UTAH (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Kirilenko 40 7-15 10-11 5-13 5 2 25 M Harpring 35 4-7 5-5 1-3 1 4 13 C Borchardt 10 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 0 0 K McLeod 34 4-10 0-0 1-2 4 2 8 R Bell 36 4-14 3-3 2-3 2 1 13 M Okur 33 5-14 4-6 2-5 2 5 14 B Handlogten 10 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 K Humphries 13 0-4 0-0 1-3 2 1 0 K Snyder 9 0-3 1-2 0-2 0 2 1 H Eisley 14 2-4 2-2 0-1 1 2 6 R Livingston 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 3 0 G Giricek DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-73 25-29 13-36 20 24 82 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.862. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (A Kirilenko 1-5, K McLeod 0-1, R Bell 2-5, M Okur 0-1, K Snyder 0-1, H Eisley 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:6 (A Kirilenko 3, C Borchardt 2, M Okur). Turnovers:16 (A Kirilenko 4, R Bell 3, M Okur 2, K Humphries 2, H Eisley, M Harpring, C Borchardt, K Snyder, K McLeod). Steals: 12 (A Kirilenko 4, K Humphries 2, B Handlogten 2, H Eisley, M Okur, K McLeod, M Harpring). ------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 22 23 32 17 - 94 UTAH 20 28 18 16 - 82 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,468. T: 2:06. Officials: Derek Collins, Dick Bavetta, Tony Brothers.


Extended Box

MEMPHIS (94) AT UTAH (82) MEMPHIS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === S BATTIER F 41 2-7 7-7 0 4 4 2 3 1 4 11 B CARDINAL F 34 5-10 2-2 0 3 3 4 5 3 3 14 L WRIGHT C 26 4-8 2-2 4 4 8 0 5 1 2 10 J WILLIAMS G 31 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 8 0 0 3 7 M MILLER G 36 9-13 2-3 0 7 7 3 2 2 3 24 J POSEY 23 3-6 2-2 0 4 4 1 4 2 3 10 E WATSON 17 3-9 2-4 1 3 4 3 2 1 2 9 R HUMPHREY 7 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 A EMMETT 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 J TSAKALIDIS 21 2-3 3-4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 7 S SWIFT DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE A BURKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 32-65 20-24 6 32 38 23 24 10 20 94 (.492) (.833) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 20 (14 PTS) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A KIRILENKO F 40 7-15 10-11 5 8 13 5 2 4 4 25 M HARPRING F 35 4-7 5-5 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 13 C BORCHARDT C 10 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 K MCLEOD G 34 4-10 0-0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 8 R BELL G 36 4-14 3-3 2 1 3 2 1 0 3 13 M OKUR 33 5-14 4-6 2 3 5 2 5 1 2 14 B HANDLOGTEN 10 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 K HUMPHRIES 13 0-4 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 0 K SNYDER 9 0-3 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 H EISLEY 14 2-4 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 6 R LIVINGSTON 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 G GIRICEK DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING TOTALS 240 27-73 25-29 13 23 36 20 24 12 16 82 (.370) (.862) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16 (14 PTS) MEMPHIS 22 23 32 17 - 94 UTAH 20 28 18 16 - 82 BLOCKED SHOTS: MEMPHIS - L WRIGHT, J POSEY, J TSAKALIDIS. UTAH - A KIRILENKO 3, C BORCHARDT 2, M OKUR. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MEMPHIS 10-19 (.526), S BATTIER 0-1, B CARDINAL 2- 4, J WILLIAMS 1-3, M MILLER 4-6, J POSEY 2-4, E WATSON 1-1. UTAH 3- 15 (.200), A KIRILENKO 1-5, K MCLEOD 0-1, R BELL 2-5, M OKUR 0-1, K SNYDER 0- 1, H EISLEY 0-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK COLLINS, DICK BAVETTA, TONY BROTHERS. A - 18,468. T - 2:06.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Mike Miller's outside shooting helped establish a franchise first for the Memphis Grizzlies. Miller made 4-of-6 3-pointers and scored 24 points as the Grizzlies posted a 94-82 victory over the Utah Jazz, completing the first season series sweep over Utah in franchise history. Entering this season, Memphis had lost five straight here, but defeated Utah twice in the Delta Center en route to winning all three meetings this season. "It's big," Grizzlies forward Shane Battier said. "The Jazz are always a tough team to beat, especially here. (But) every game is crucial right now with the race we're in. We need to keep hoarding these wins." After a seesaw first half, Miller - who also had seven rebounds and three assists - gave the Grizzlies the lead for good in the third quarter, nailing a pair of 3-pointers to ignite a 10-2 run that turned a 53-53 tie into a 63-55 lead with 6:43 left. "Besides the points that he scored, Mike was probably responsible for another 12 points just by him taking the ball and making something happen with it and finding the open man to make a shot for us," Grizzlies coach Mike Fratello said. Utah responded by scoring seven of the next nine points before the Grizzlies closed the quarter with a 12-4 spurt to take a 77-66 advantage into the final period. "We got some easy baskets, and we had a couple of hot shooters," Battier said. "Right now, we're so banged up, we're trying to find a way. We find something that works and we keep going to it." Miller scored 11 points in the third period, when the Grizzlies outscored the Jazz 32-18. During the quarter, Memphis shot 80 percent (12-of-15), recorded eight of its 15 fast-break points and held Utah to 30 percent (7-of-23). "The bottom line is that we needed something in the second half," Miller said. "We played defense (in the second half). Any time we play defense and get out and run, we're a lot more dangerous. Our half-court (offense) kind of takes care of itself, but when we get open shots in transition and get to the hoop in transition, it just gives us that many more options." "Whatever we did, we didn't seem to have very much of an effect on them," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "They're a smart team, they execute very well, they get the ball where they want to go and they don't get in a big hurry to get it there." Earl Watson opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to give Memphis its biggest lead before Utah cut the deficit to 83-75 on a jumper by Andrei Kirilenko with 5:41 left. But the Jazz got no closer as Lorenzen Wright answered with a layup and Miller all but sealed the win with another shot from beyond the arc to push the margin back to 88-75 with just over four minutes to play. "(Miller) shot the heck out of the ball," said Sloan, who remained one game behind Red Auerbach for sixth place on the all-time wins list. "They got the kind of shots they wanted out of us whenever they got the ball, especially in the third quarter." Matt Harpring scored 13 points and Mehmet Okur added 11 in the first half for the Jazz, who took a 48-45 lead at the break. Memphis' defense buckled down in the second half, holding Harpring scoreless and Okur to just three the rest of the way. "We did a much better job on Okur and Harpring in the second half," Battier said. "They were really hurting us in the first." Kirilenko had 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks for Utah, which has lost four straight games. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have won five of their last six games to maintain their hold on seventh place in the Western Conference. "Right now everything's important for the playoff push," said Memphis guard Jason Williams, who had seven points and eight assists. "We've just got to keep it together and try to get wins whenever we can."


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