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The Utah Jazz selected Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy on Thursday night with the 47th overall pick in the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-7 Murphy averaged 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds last season as a senior.
Utah is hoping this pick works out as well as No. 47 has in previous years when the Jazz selected forward Paul Millsap in 2006 and guard Mo Williams in 2003.
Millsap has been the heart and soul of the Jazz and averaged 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds last season. And Williams, who could be headed back to the Jazz as part of a three-team deal, was an All-Star as recently as 2009.
The Jazz were without a first-round pick for the first time since 1994.
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Andrei Kirilenko had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Russia used a big second half to cruise to a 76-54 victory over Britain in an international exhibition game Thursday.
Viktor Khryapa and Vitaliy Fridzon each had 10 points for Russia, which scored 50 points - 25 each in the third and fourth quarters - after trailing 28-26 at halftime. After struggling in the first half, Russia...
Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced Friday that the team has acquired guard Maurice "Mo" Williams from the Los Angeles Clippers, pending the outcome of a physical, as part of a four-team trade
Andrei Kirilenko had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead Russia to a 77-68 victory over Lithuania on Wednesday in an international exhibition game.
Alexander Kaun scored 21 points for Russia, which trailed 37-35 at halftime in the game played in Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston. The crowd was predominantly wearing green and backing Lithuania.
Alexey Shved had 10...