HISTORY – Jazz play first ever game in Salt Lake City

It was Monday, October 15, 1979 and for the first time ever Salt Lake City residents could go see their own hometown team. The Utah jazz would take on the Milwaukee BucksThe Jazz started well scoring 37 points in the first quarter but they would lose to the Bucks 131 to 107. The Jazz starting Line-up on this  night in Salt Lake City included the great Pistol Pete Maravich as well as Adrian Dantley, James Hardy and Gentel Ben Poquette. Maravich lead the Jazz with 29 and Dantley had 23. The the visiting Bucks had Junior Bridgemen whose 28 lead the Bucks along with  Marques Johnson, Brian Winters, Dave Myers and Quinn Buckner in their lineup.  The Bucks shot 59%.  7,721 attended the inaugural regular season game in Utah Jazz history.

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