In a game of ups and downs, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Utah Jazz 99-93 at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. This game was tightly contested throughout as the Jazz did not give up.
The leading scorer for the Jazz tonight was power forward Paul Millsap, who in 28 minutes had 22 points and seven rebounds. His frontcourt mate, Al Jefferson contributed 15 points and nine rebounds. Off the bench, the Jazz got a huge contribution from small forward DeMarre Carroll, who in 23 minutes of game action gave his team a spark.
Carroll basically stuffed the stat sheet as he had 17 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Interesting enough, he was perfect shooting tonight going 6 for 6 from the field.
Now for the Sixers, point guard Jrue Holiday led the game in scoring with 26 points as he made some big plays down the stretch to help seal the win. His backcourt mate, Jason Richardson had 20 points and eight rebounds.
Richardson was again big from three point line as he was 5 of 7 and helped the Sixers overall as a team would go on to shoot 56 percent from three.
The Jazz are now 1-6 on the road and the Sixers overall record now stands at 5-4 as they snap their three game home losing streak. The Sixers next opponent will be the Cleveland Cavaliers whose record so far this season is 2-6. This game will be Sunday, 6:00 pm ET at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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