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Boozer took yesterday off with an ankle injury.  We'll give him some rest this morning.  We don't want to take any chances.  Koufos will fill in for him today.

SUNS 98 @ SPURS 103

Kouf, what's the word on this game?

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I agree, very frustrating.  Phoenix is fading quickly in the rear view mirror.  I would have much rather seen the Spurs fall in this one.  A loss would have put the Jazz just 2 games back.

GRIZZLIES 83 @ ROCKETS 93

Kouf gives us all we need on this one:

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He's not happy with the outcome, but really he didn't expect anything different.

NUGGETS 106 @ KINGS 114

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One of the biggest upsets of the year by far and it couldn't come at a better time.  The Kings never trailed in this game and held on late as a 17 point lead dwindled to 6.  But hot three-point shooting and some lucky baskets helped them play the role of spoiler.  They've looked pretty decent lately

Overall view of the night Kouf?

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1st Place Baby in the NW:

NORTHWEST W L PCT GB HM RD CONF DIV PF PA DIFF STRK L10
Utah (4) 40 23 .635 - 28-6 12-17 28-11 9-3 103.1 99.1 +4.0 Won 11 10-0
Portland (6) 39 23 .629 ½ 26-5 13-18 20-18 7-5 98.9 95.2 +3.8 Won 1 7-3
Denver (7) 40 24 .625 ½ 23-7 17-17 24-13 8-3 102.7 100.4 +2.3 Lost 2 3-7
Minnesota 18 44 .290 21 ½ 8-23 10-21 9-30 2-11 98.8 103.7 -4.9 Lost 9 1-9
Oklahoma City 17 46 .270 23 13-20 4-26 10-29 3-7 97.9 103.3 -5.5 Won 1 4-6

Once again, this could have been one of those days where we lost and failed to capitalize on the Nuggets loss.  But something is going right for us this year.  Maybe the big LHM is taking care of business.