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Al Jefferson had 23 points and eight rebounds, Gordon Hayward chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 121-102 on Friday night.
All five starters reached double figures as the Jazz (26-22) notched their sixth straight win. Paul Millsap had 14 points and C.J. Miles scored 12. Devin Harris added 13 points and nine assists for Utah.
Alec Burks led a strong bench contribution with 15 points. Derrick Favors chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.
Al Harrington scored 20 points off the bench for Denver (26-22), while Arron Afflalo added 14 points before a third-quarter ejection. Kenneth Faried added 16 points, Andre Miller chipped in 14 and Wilson Chandler had 13 for the Nuggets.
Utah outmuscled Denver around the basket. The Jazz had 50 points in the paint and outrebounded the Nuggets 34-29. The Jazz shot a blistering 59 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point range.
It helped the Jazz break open a close game early ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Andrei Kirilenko has one of the more unusual marriages in NBA history, and it may be the polar opposite of the immense insecurity of the infamous union between Doug Christie and his wife, Jackie. Masha Lopatova, probably best known for giving Kirilenko permission to sleep with another woman once a year, wore a Halloween mask during a Russian basketball game while her husband played...
WE AIN'T FAMILY
DeMarcus Cousins and Devin Harris aren't exactly best friends. They seemed to have plenty of friction during their recent game.
The Jazz have been getting notable contributions from a variety of players over the course of their current six-game win streak. Young guys like Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Enes Kanter have had the best nights of their young careers, and veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley has stepped in and played excellent basketball. Paul Millsap remains Utah’s old reliable, though. ...
Kyrylo Fesenko will sign with the Pacers for the remainder of the season.
Andrei Kirilenko had a season high 20 points to go with 12 rebounds and two blocks.
The Denver Nuggets are currently in playoff position in the tightly-packed Western Conference, though the Utah Jazz are closing in quickly.
Utah seeks its sixth straight victory Friday night when it hosts Denver, which begins a season-high seven-game road trip.
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Denver Nuggets guard Aaron Afflalo has been suspended one game by the NBA for throwing an elbow at Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.Afflalo, who is suspended without pay, threw an elbow at Hayward’s head with 6:32 remaining in the third quarter of Utah’s 121-102 victory over Denver Friday night.Afflalo will sit out Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s averaging...
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