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Utah Defeats Atlanta 90-86 - Recap

Atlanta was victimized for 24 points and 10 assists by Deron Williams as the Jazz defeated the Hawks 90-86 in NBA action on Friday.

Utah won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 199.5.

Al Jefferson had 15 points for Utah and Andrei Kirilenko chipped in with 14 points. Deron Williams had 10 assists for the Jazz, while Andrei Kirilenko was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

The Hawks got a 23-point performance from Joe Johnson, who was supported by 20 points from Josh Smith. Al Horford had 5 assists in a losing cause for Atlanta, while Josh Smith grabbed 13 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 45-42 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Utah as they grabbed 43 boards, while Atlanta only had 41.

Next game, Utah takes its act on the road to face Charlotte looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Minnesota.