Live Analysis: Utah Jazz fall 117-100 to Denver Nuggets
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Dec 29, 2011 12:08AM MDT
Denver • QUARTER-BY-QUARTER ANALYSIS
The First: Nuggets 28, Jazz 23
Al Jefferson starts smooth, scoring eight of Utah’s first 10 points. Ty Lawson speeds the game up, though, and the Nuggets’ offense starts to take control midway through the period.
The Second: Nuggets 63, Jazz 46
Denver misses eight 3-point attempts to open the game, and back-to-back 3s by Devin Harris pull the Jazz within 44-40. The Nuggets go on a 21-6 run, though, closing the half strong.
The Third: Nuggets 88, Jazz 66
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