The Washington Wizards trail the Utah Jazz 62-50 after one half in Salt Lake City. The Wizards are looking to get back on the winning track on what has been a successful road trip thus far. The Jazz, boasting one of the better young frontcourts in the league, did most of their damage at the rim, scoring 42 points in the paint in the first half. Al Jefferson was a monster inside, scoring 16 points in the second quarter and finishing the first 24 minutes with 26 points.
Javale McGee continues his solid play and is 4-for-5 from the field for nine points. Point guard John Wall led with double figures for Randy Wittman, scoring 12 points. Wall has had success getting into the lane and getting to the line, hitting six of six attempts from charity stripe. But the Jazz have simply had their way inside, hitting nearly 60 percent from the floor as they dominate the paint.
Washington will have to step up the resistance at the rim to get back into it and cut into the double digit Utah lead.
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