Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
SALT LAKE CITY -- Al Jefferson had 27 points and 14 rebounds as the Utah Jazz held off the Phoenix Suns, 94-81, on Saturday night. The Jazz (3-4) remained unbeaten at home, while the Suns (3-4) had a modest two-game win streak snapped. Jefferson broke out of a mini-slump to start the season as his scoring average had dipped nearly eight points entering Saturday's game. He started off hot, making five of his first seven shots and his points total was a season-high. Utah appeared to be coasting to an easy victory at home after it went ahead 73-53 with 3:44 left in the third quarter. The Suns, who rallied from a 26-point deficit to defeat Cleveland on Friday, kept it interesting. A dunk by Michael Beasley cut Utah's lead to 79-74 with 5:24 left in the game. Jamaal Tinsley, however, gave the Jazz some momentum back by stealing a sloppy pass by Jared Dudley. That sparked a 7-0 run by Utah with Paul Millsap and Jefferson sinking jumpers, and Marvin Williams adding a 3-pointer to ...
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