Larry Miller Was at The Energy Solutions Arena.. Jazz Win One Against Hornets

John Louie RamosSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2009

Deron Williams led the Utah Jazz in the epitome of a "team game" Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets in EnergySolutions Arena.

Williams registered 20 points, 13 assist and controlled the game en route to a 102-88 win against the New Orleans Hornets.

It was the first game after Jazz owner Larry Miller passed away due to complications with Diabetes.

“It’s great to win on a night like this. We wanted to win for Larry and the whole Miller family,” said Williams

After the game, the Jazz players walked across the court and embraced Gail Miller, wife of Larry.

Mehmet Okur scored 25 points to lead the scoring galore together with four other Jazz with 10-plus markers.

It was one of the better nights at Salt Lake city.

The team were all pumped up.

They played terrific basketball with Andrei Kirilenko covering the paint, Kyle Korver hustling up and down the court, Williams dictating the pace and Okur knocking out those three point jumpers.

Chris Paul had 24 points and 7 assist to lead the Hornets who fall by as many as 16 points.

“Sometimes emotions and everything get involved and everybody handles it a little differently. We made it through a tough time today,” said Utah’s Jerry Sloan

“It was really a good solid win, but it’s hard to talk basketball right now,” Sloan said.

Perhaps were looking at the next dark horse team come playoff time.

The battle cry, "Let's Win It For Larry"

Who knows?