Utah Jazz defeat Boston Celtics, 110-97

Mehmet Okur scored all of his 14 points in the second half and pulled down 15 rebounds, Deron Williams added 22 points and 11 assists, and the Utah Jazz ended the Boston Celtics' four-game winning streak with a 110-97 victory Monday night.

C.J. Miles added 23 points and Carlos Boozer overcame early foul trouble to finish with 19 points - all but one in the second half - nine rebounds and two blocks. Okur added three blocks for the Jazz, who controlled the lane and outsc...

SALT LAKE CITY — At the very least, he was polite.

His team was getting blown out of EnergySolutions Arena. There was no doubt. Everything the Celtics had done well in the first half of their 110-97 loss — rebounding, free throw shooting, second chances, 3-point shooting — the Jazz matched and raised in the second. The Celtics had blown a lead that was 12 points, letting the Jazz outscore them, 61-43, their four-game winning streak 1:11 from being over.

Coach Doc Riv...

SALT LAKE CITY — Paul Pierce hadn’t spoken with the media for more than a week, but he decided to yesterday afternoon following the Celtics’ shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena before their game against the Jazz. He was revealing and honest. He said he’s been playing hurt and was not quite himself until the past few games.

The NBA acknowledged Pierce’s resurgence yesterday by naming him Eastern Conference Player of the Week. And the Celtics have The Truth back just in ...