Jazz Pass Their Way Past Tame Grizzlies

Balanced Utah attack hands Memphis its 8th straight loss
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2008 11:18 PM CST
Memphis Grizzlies center Jason Collins (34) fights for a rebound with Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur (13), of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Memphis,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) –  The Utah Jazz ran and more importantly passed circles around the Memphis Grizzlies, racking up 34 assists in a 113-92 win tonight, reports the Associated Press. Deron Williams led the way with 19 assists and 13 points. Seven Jazz players, including all five starters, scored in double figures, as Memphis lost for an eighth straight time. Carlos Boozer led Utah with 18 points.

Memphis actually cut Utah's lead to two in the fourth quarter, but Utah answered with a 16-3 run to put the game away. Mehmet Okur, who had 17 points and 13 rebounds, scored eight points during the run. Boozer scored 14 points in the first half as Utah built a 53-49 lead. Williams had 12 assists at the break.