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                     === Jefferson leads Jazz past Suns ===
 
 Salt  Lake  City, UT (Sports Network)  - Al Jefferson recorded a double-double
 with  27 points  and 14 rebounds on Saturday  to lead the Utah Jazz to a 94-81
 victory over the Phoenix Suns at EnergySolutions Arena.
 
 Paul  Millsap donated  a double-double  with 18  points and  13 boards,  while
 Jamaal Tinsley handed out 14 assists without scoring a point for the Jazz, who
 improved to 3-0 as the hosts this season.
 
 "It  always feels  good to win a  game," Tinsley said. "It doesn't matter if I
 have two or three assists."
 
 Luis  Scola  scored a  team-high 21  points and grabbed  11 rebounds and Jared
 Dudley  chipped  in 16 points in  the setback, snapping the Suns' two-game win
 streak.
 
 "Just  another bad  start," Suns coach Alvin Gentry lamented. "We keep digging
 ourselves  holes and then try to dig our way out of it, and you can't do that,
 especially on the road."
 
 Utah  led by  as many as 22 in  the third after a Derrick Favors dunk, but the
 Suns caught fire to get themselves back in the game.
 
 Shannon  Brown buried a 3-pointer to spark a 19-2 surge that bridged the third
 and  fourth  quarters and brought the  visitors within 79-74 with 5:24 left in
 the contest.
 
 The  Jazz were  able to quell the  run with seven straight points, including a
 corner  trey  from Marvin Williams  to take an  86-74 advantage with just over
 three minutes remaining.
 
 Phoenix  countered with  five straight less than a minute later, but Jefferson
 and  Millsap  connected on back-to-back  buckets to give  the home team an 11-
 point advantage with just over a minute remaining.
 
 The  Jazz  jumped on Phoenix  early, as a  three-point play from Williams gave
 Utah an 18-7 advantage just past the midpoint of the first.
 
 The  home team  held a 29-19 lead  after the opening 12 minutes and scored the
 first six points of the second to build a 35-19 margin.
 
 The  Suns responded with  an 11-2 swing to trim the deficit to seven, which is
 where  it  stood after  Richard Jefferson's floating  jumper with 33.1 seconds
 left in the half sent the Jazz into the locker room with a 50-43 advantage.
 
 A  Goran Dragic 3-pointer  brought the Suns within six early in the third, but
 the  Jazz blew the game open with a 21-7 surge and held a 73-53 advantage with
 3:44 remaining.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Dragic finished with 13 points and six assists ... Utah shot 48.7 percent from
 the field, but made just 2-of-14 from 3-point range ... Phoenix turned 18 Utah
 turnovers into 16 points ... Williams tallied 13 points and seven rebounds.
 
 11/11 01:02:18 ET

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