Jazz 5-0 in preseason for first time everPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
C.J. Miles scored 20 points and the Utah Jazz wore down the Clippers in the fourth quarter in a 103-91 victory Saturday night at Staples Center.
The Jazz are 5-0 in the preseason for the first time in the franchise’s 35-year history. The team’s best overall exhibition mark was 7-1 in October 1994 and October 2003. Al Jefferson, acquired in an offseason trade with Minnesota, had 17 points after scoring 24 points Thursday night in a 108-97 victory over Phoenix.
The Jazz shot 54 percent and outscored the Clippers 46-32 in the paint despite the absence of center Mehmet Okur, still working his way back from surgery in April to repair a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. All-Star guard Deron Williams also missed the game because of a strained right calf. Kyrylo Fesenko sat out because of a sprained right wrist, Francisco Elson was unavailable due to a hamstring problem.