Game 55: Friday night at the Staples Center: Jazz defense goes AWOL in 2nd and 3rd as Utah is outscored 67-43.
AWAY: 12-17STREAK: L1
Hawks at JAZZtoday, 7 p.m. (FSN-UT)
J. SMITH ... C. BOOZER
(17.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg) ... (21.5ppg,10.8rpg)
M. WILLIAMSA. KIRLENKO
(15.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg) ... (11.9ppg, 5.4 rpg)
A. HORFORD ... M. OKUR
(9.3 ppg, 10 rpg) ... (13.1ppg, 6.2 rpg)
M. BIBBY ... D. WILLIAMS
(13.2 ppg, 4.8 apg) ... (19.3ppg, 9.7apg)
J. JOHNSON ... R. BREWER
This caps a back-to-back set for the Jazz, who've won 13 straight at home ... It also closes a back-to-back set and is the fourth outing in a five-game Western trip for Atlanta, which took a six-game losing streak to Golden State on Friday ... It's Utah's first look at the Hawks since they acquired longtime Sacramento point Mike Bibby ... Atlanta ended a nine-game losing streak to Utah despite Carlos Boozer's 39-point, 12-board double-double in December, but the Jazz have won 13 straight series home games ... The Hawks' last win here: Feb. 13, 1993, when Dominque Wilkins scored 43.