Jefferson, Jazz bench key 94-85 win over Grizzlies
Friday, January 6, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Utah Jazz reserves outscored their Memphis Grizzlies counterparts by 30 points on the way to a 94-85 victory Friday night.
Paul Millsap scored 14 and Josh Howard had 13 points and a key steal in the fourth quarter to help Utah stay unbeaten at home in four games. Earl Watson had 11 points and five assists as the Jazz reserves outscored the depleted Memphis bench 41-11.
The Jazz harassed the Grizzlies into 6-for-33 shooting in the fourth quarter and the interior defenders repeatedly challenged at the rim to block 10 shots, boosting their NBA-leading average of 7.5 per game.