Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the stretch to seal it. Coming off a 45-point loss to Houston on Monday, the Jazz trailed by 12 points in the first quarter before rallying to take a 10-point lead with about 7 minutes remaining. Anthony Davis nearly brought the Hornets all the way back with an eight-point fourth quarter. He pulled them to 95-94 with 2:18 remaining but Millsap and Jefferson hit back-to-back shots that provided the cushion Utah would need. Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets with 17 points and 13 assists, but made just 8 of 21 shots after starting 4 for 5. Millsap added 10 rebounds and two blocks. Early on, the Jazz resembled the team that was embarrassed by the Rockets in their worst home loss in franchise history. They trailed by ...
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