Jazz Notes -Offense has Kirilenko a little frustrated

Published March 19, 2005 1:36 am
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andrei Kirilenko led the Jazz with 15 points Friday in a 94-80 loss to the Nets, but he was irritated throughout much of the game, sometimes by the officials, sometimes by his teammates.

He grew frustrated, he said, when Utah's offense went in other directions. He had no shots in the first quarter, just one in the fourth.

"Sometimes I just don't get the ball," he said. "I'm like scoring two three times in a row, [but] the next 10 minutes I don't touch the ball. It's a little disappointing."

Kirilenko, who had led the Jazz in rebounding the previous four games, collected only one against New Jersey.

Bossed around

The Jazz learned where they stand in New Jersey's pecking order on Friday. The team was forced to push back its 10 a.m. shootaround to 11 a.m. because Continental Airlines Arena was draped off in its concert setup so Asbury Park native Bruce Springsteen could approve the alignment for his upcoming concerts.

Signing on again

Ben Handlogten, who is averaging 4.0 points in his four games, will sign a second 10-day contract today, coach Jerry Sloan said. "We're going to keep him on, then see what happens after that," Sloan said.

Jazz at Wizards

l At the MCI Center, Washington

l Tipoff: 5 p.m. MST


l Radio: 1320 AM

l Records: Utah 20-45, Washington 35-28

l Last Season: Split, 1-1

l All-Time: Jazz lead, 38-37

l At Washington: Wizards lead, 21-17

l Streak: Jazz, 1 win

l Last Meeting: Jazz 95, Wizards 77 (March 23)

l Line: Wizards by 7

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