Utah Jazz Notes, Quotes 2009-12-14

--Guard Wesley Matthews and forward Ronnie Brewer made Ron Artest and Kobe Bryant pay for ignoring them on the defensive end in each half. Brewer scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, hitting two jumpers and a 3-pointer in the third quarter. Matthews scored 16 of his season-best 19 in the first half, making amends for a 2-for-12 shooting effort in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.

--With Kyle Korver's and Ronnie Price's return, the Jazz had a full 12 players in uniform Saturday against the Lakers for the first game all season. The Jazz dressed 11 players for a game only once between Nov. 11 and Saturday. Once Andrei Kirilenko returns, giving the Jazz 13 healthy players, the team will have to consider the possibility of sending Kosta Koufos to the NBA Development League. Koufos has played only 55 minutes all season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Whenever you play those guys, it's always a heated game, a heated rivalry, and it's always good to come away with the win." -? Small forward Ronnie Brewer, on the Jazz's victory over the Lakers.


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Added: December 14, 2009