Jazz Blows Lead, but Holds Off Bulls

Yao leads Rockets past Hawks, Knicks stop 8-game losing streak
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2008 12:49 AM CST
Utah Jazz forward Andre Kirilenko, left, of Russia, rejects a shot by Chicago Bulls forward Joe Smith, right, during the second half of their NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Salt Lake City....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Utah Jazz, after ending a 10-game winning streak in their previous game, started another one last night with a 97-87 win over the Chicago Bulls, reports the Associated Press. Carlos Boozer led the Jazz with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Utah almost blew a 14-point lead before pulling away in the fourth quarter. The Bulls were finishing off a six-game road trip. In other NBA action:

  • The Houston Rockets rode 28 points from Yao Ming and 15 from Tracy McGrady to their 10th win in 11 games, a 108-89 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.
  • The New York Knicks dug out of a 17-point third-quarter hole to end an eight-game losing streak with a 99-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Jamal Crawford led the way with 30 points for New York.