Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards: Keys to sweeping season series


I'd like Rodney Hood to accompany me to movies from now on, people would get off their damn cell phones real quick.

Washington did not have John Wall in the first meeting with Utah.

Washington trailed by 10 early in the fourth quarter before Wall hit a pair of 3-pointers during an 11-3 surge that gave the Wizards a one-point lead.

The shot proved to be a crucial one as the Wizards went on to turn the ball over on the next play, leading to a trip to the free-throw line for Joe Johnson, who put his team up 104-102 with 23 seconds remaining. This time, Utah proved to be another tough matchup and swept the season series with Washington, which fell to 0-2 at the start of a five-game homestand.

Utah outscored Washington 37-27 in the third, and Udoh scored 10 points in the period.

Wizards: F Otto Porter (hip, back) had 14 points after missing Saturday's game against Milwaukee. Ingles had 10 points.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Rodney's phone slap will earn him at least a one game suspension? But let's be totally honest here: There's not an National Basketball Association player alive who watched this clip and didn't enjoy it as much as you enjoyed watching f-king rat-faced Joffrey die for the first time.nor should there be. On his way to the locker room, Hood knocked a phone out of the hands of a man in a courtside seat who appeared to be taking a photo or video of the fourth-year pro. The Jazz responded with a 9-0 run.

However, considering how poorly the Jazz have played on the road and how formidable the Washington Wizards have looked of late after winning seven of their last ten including big wins over the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, tonight's contest certainly figures to be more of a challenge.

The Washington Wizards (23-18) host the Orlando Magic (12-30) on Friday at 7:00 PM ET.