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                        === Jazz cruise past Thunder ===
 
 Salt  Lake  City, UT (Sports  Network) - Al Jefferson  had 23 points and seven
 rebounds in the Utah Jazz's 109-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 
 Paul  Millsap  added 18  points, 10 boards  and six assists  for the Jazz, who
 snapped their brief two-game skid.
 
 "It's a statement win," Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll said.
 
 Kevin Durant tallied 33 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for
 Oklahoma City, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
 
 "They  outrebounded us. They  scored in the paint. We turned the ball over. We
 just gave them the game. They executed on everything they did," Durant said.
 
 Oklahoma  City trailed  by as many as 13  in the third, but battled back and a
 pair of Durant free throws pulled the Thunder within 84-79 late in the frame.
 
 Utah, though, countered with a 20-4 run that bridged the third and final frame
 to seize control of the contest.
 
 Jefferson  and Alec Burks netted six points apiece during the surge, which was
 capped on two Derrick Favors foul shots for a 104-83 margin midway through the
 fourth.
 
 The Thunder never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.
 
 Utah  held a 28-26 edge after a quarter of play and headed into the break with
 a 58-52 cushion.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Russell Westbrook finished with 22 points and five assists for the Thunder ...
 Burks  scored all  13 of his points in  the second half ... Utah turned 20 OKC
 turnovers into 28 points.
 
 
 02/13 02:41:31 ET

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