Boozer making good in Utah (Basketball)

December 3, 2009
Carlos Boozer

After publically expressing interest to play for other NBA teams in the offseason, Carlos Boozer of Juneau wasn’t exactly welcomed back to the Utah Jazz with open arms.

People were upset and fans were angry at the possibility of the All-Star forward switching area codes.

But Boozer has found the perfect recipe for respect: double-doubles and victories.

Backed by Boozer’s improved play, the Jazz have rebounded from a slow start to rip off four wins in their last five games and seven out of their last 10, to crawl back into playoff contention in the mighty Western Conference.

The 6-foot-9 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee is averaging 26 points and 11.7 rebounds during Utah’s current three-game winning streak.

Boozer is also a winner off the court. Earlier this week, he was among a group of Jazz players that paid a visit to patients at the Primary Children’s Medical Center.

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