Boozer shoots 28 for Jazz

Carlos Boozer scored 28 points on 12-for-14 shooting and the Utah Jazz beat the slumping Chicago Bulls 105-86 on Thursday night.

Orlando Magic centre Dwight Howard (12) drives against Atlanta Hawks’ centre Al Horford (15) during the third quarter of game at Philips Arena

Jazz 105 Bulls 86

SALT LAKE CITY — Carlos Boozer scored 28 points on 12-for-14 shooting and the Utah Jazz beat the slumping Chicago Bulls 105-86 on Thursday night.

Boozer also had eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks to help the Jazz improve to 8-7 and end a three-game losing streak to the Bulls.

Deron Williams had 21 points and six assists for the Jazz, who blew open the game by making 10 of their first 11 shots in the fourth quarter.

Luol Deng had 26 points and eight rebounds for Chicago, and Derrick Rose had 19 points. The Bulls have lost four straight.

James Johnson was the only Chicago player other than Rose and Deng to score in double figures, finishing with 10.

The Bulls fell to 1-4 on a six-game trip, which ends Monday night in Milwaukee.

Chicago couldn’t stop Utah inside, where the Bulls were outscored 62-42, or cool off the Jazz’s shooting.

Utah finished 45-for-74 from the floor — a better percentage (61) than the Jazz had from the foul line, where they went 13-for-23.

Utah also had 29 assists to Chicago’s 14 and finished with a season-high eight blocks.

Mehmet Okur scored 14 points, Ronnie Brewer had 15 points and six assists, and Paul Millsap finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.

Utah had much more energy than two nights before when the Jazz were booed repeatedly in a loss at home to Oklahoma City.

The Jazz had 24 turnovers in that game and cut that total to 14 against the Bulls.

Magic 93 Hawks 76

At Atlanta, Dwight Howard had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Vince Carter added 21 points and Orlando beat the Hawks.

Atlanta, attempting to tie Phoenix for the NBA’s best record, dropped to 11-4.

The Hawks missed a chance to improve to 8-0 at home for the first time since 1993-94.

Orlando wiped away the disappointment of a one-point home loss to Miami on Wednesday night with its sixth win in seven games.

Joe Johnson had 22 points for the Hawks, a half-game behind Orlando for the Eastern Conference and Southeast Division lead.

Just Posted

Alberta hiring more paramedics and buying new ambulances, none for Red Deer

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer is not concerned the provincial government didn’t… Continue reading

‘My nightmare began again’: Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

CALGARY — A terrifying ordeal for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki this… Continue reading

Halifax airport operations normalize after Boeing 747 runway overshoot

HALIFAX — The Halifax Stanfield International Airport has resumed normal operations a… Continue reading

Bentley family left without a home grateful for community support

Central Albertans are coming together to support a Bentley family left homeless… Continue reading

Red Deer RCMP ready for new mandatory alcohol screening law

Red Deer RCMP are ready to enforce a new law intended to… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer and District Kennel Club Dog Show at Westerner Park

The Red Deer and District Kennel Club is holding a dog show… Continue reading

Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff… Continue reading

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain… Continue reading

‘I killed my best friend’: Opioids’ fatal grip on mayor, pal

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

Brothers, 20, face second-degree murder charge in death of teen: police

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say two brothers have been… Continue reading

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit… Continue reading

TTC union asks provincial government to step in on transition to Presto

TORONTO — The union representing transit workers in Canada’s most populous city… Continue reading

Small pot growers find roadblocks on path to microcultivation licences

Yan Boissonneault’s daughter was turning blue. Without warning, his baby had stopped… Continue reading

Most Read