Posted February 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Al Jefferson scored a season-high 34 points, including 26 in the first half, and the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 114-100 on Friday night. The Jazz, who had lost fix of six, broke it open in the third quarter when they outscored the Wizards 38-28, fueled by runs of 8-0 and 20-8. Jefferson had eclipsed his season high of 30 points with nearly 5 minutes left in the third as the Jazz led by as many as 28. He finished 16 of 23 with 12 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot. John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points, while Jordan Crawford added 21 off the bench. Paul Millsap had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which held a 70-44 advantage in the paint. The Wizards have won just three road games all season and travel to Phoenix next. Jazz point guard Devin Harris did his best to keep up with Wall, scoring six straight points in the third quarter on a three-point play and 3-point shot when Utah took control. He also had two steals and a season-high nine assists. The W...
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