Postgame Report: Jazz 112, Pacers 100 090310
Scored 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 7-of-9 from the 3-point line, adding 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
In two losses to Utah, the Pacers committed 41 turnovers and were outscored 52-23 on points off turnovers.
A weekend road trip begins Friday in Atlanta against Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby and the Hawks. (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
March 10, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse
Jazz 112, Pacers 100
PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
“They just did what they needed to do in the fourth quarter. The big difference was the 10 turnover difference. You aren’t going to win many games with a 10 turnover differential. That has something to do with their defense. They’re extremely aggressive. They’re long and they’re good with their hands."
"I think we ran out of gas. The first game back from a West coast trip is always a challenge. "
(On the defense on Troy Murphy in the second half) "They were under his chin. He hurt them badly (in the first half). They weren’t going to let Murph beat them.”
PACERS GUARD T.J. FORD
“They’re really a tough team but I think we hurt ourselves offensively with so many turnovers."
"I don’t think we protected the ball well enough and that gave them a lot more chances than we had. Down the stretch we just didn’t make enough stops.”
PACERS FORWARD TROY MURPHY
(On his big first half) "I really felt good the first half and I felt pretty hot. But they were leaving me open, almost asking me to take a three point shot."
(On what happened down the stretch in the fourth quarter) "They’re a tough team to play against down the stretch and we, I think, committed too many turnovers tonight. Losing at the point in the season does hurt and we’ve got to really play well the rest of the way. They are really a tough team.”
JAZZ COACH JERRY SLOAN
(On the game) "Obviously, any win we get on the road is a good win. Hopefully you can get the right kind of shots you want. We made some mistakes defensively. Luckily we fixed those. I think we got to looking for the wrong kind of shots, at times. There were a couple of things that we could have taken advantage of."
(On the Pacers) "They seemed to hang in there and hang in there all night long. They played us hard."
(On Troy Murphy) "Everyone knows he’s left handed. He came out and got where he needed to go. It wasn’t any surprise."
(On their momentum) "We had a home stretch and we got some players back. Having our players back was a huge thing for us. It’s tough to win when they are out of the ball game. The number one concern is to get to the playoffs and finish as high as you can.”
JAZZ CENTER MEHMET OKUR
(On winning 12 in a row) "We’re playing with a lot of confidence. Everybody is healthy right now and we’re working hard and having fun night in and night out. Tonight we did a pretty good job on the defensive end, really trying to help each other. And we had a good time."
(On winning after the game was tied at 90-90) "We got some stops, and shared the ball at the other end.”
JAZZ FORWARD CARLOS BOOZER
“Every team plays good at home and Indiana is a very good team…For us, we figured out a way to win. Like with Murphy (Troy), what did he have, six or seven threes in the first half, and we figured it out. He had two free throws in the second half. We made adjustments when we had to and won the game."
(On getting the win after being tied at 90 all) "We had to get stops. We got out and ran, got some layups, hit some jump shots. Next thing you know, the game was spread out a little.”
JAZZ FORWARD RONNIE BREWER
(On Utah getting a season high 16 steals) "That’s what we needed on the road. I just tried to do my part, getting in the passing lanes. That starts fast breaks and gets easy baskets for us.”