Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/12
SALT LAKE CITY -- Playing without Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors didn't prove to be a problem for the Utah Jazz, who overcame a sluggish start to trounce the Toronto Raptors 131-99 on Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Jefferson, the Jazz's starting center, missed the game with back spasms, and Favors, Utah's key big man backup, sat out his fourth consecutive game with a strained right arch. But starting power forward Paul Millsap led an offensive onslaught with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Jazz (11-10) had seven players in double figures and hit 13 of 23 3-pointers en route to their second victory in a row. Despite playing a short-handed squad, Toronto (4-16) dropping its third game in a row and its ninth in 10 outings. Forward Andrea Bargnani led the Raptors with 20 points and eight rebounds. The game began as a one-sided affair, but in Toronto's favor.Guard DeMar DeRozan gave the Raptors a 10-point lead at 27-17 with a thunderous dunk in the first quarter. But ...
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