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NBA: Utah Jazz roll to 131-99 win over Toronto Raptors
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) pulls down a rebound ahead of Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes to the basket with Toronto Raptors shooting guard Mickael Pietrus (20) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes to the basket with Toronto Raptors shooting guard Mickael Pietrus (20) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes to the basket with Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) goes to the basket with Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots with Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) brings the ball upcourt as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (3) steals the ball from Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) passes the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) drives as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) loses the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (8) shoots the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) lands on Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson (15) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) shoots the ball over Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (3) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) reaches up to deflect a pass by Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross (31) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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The Utah Jazz prepare to take the court as they host the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) goes to the basket as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives with Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) goes for the shot, defended by Toronto Raptors power forward Ed Davis (32) and center Aaron Gray (34) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) shoots over Toronto Raptors power forward Ed Davis (32) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors on Dec. 7, 2012.
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The ball is stripped from Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) drives the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) steals the ball from Toronto Raptors shooting guard Mickael Pietrus (20) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors power forward Ed Davis (32) falls with an injury to his finger as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin protests a call as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots over Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) reacts to picking up his second foul as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) tangle for the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) dunks the ball as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots over Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (3) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives with Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives with Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives with Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward (20) remains sidelined with a shoulder sprain. He won't play Tuesday against Oklahoma City and is doubtful for Wednesday's game at Minnesota.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots with Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson (15) defending as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) and Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) celebrate a score as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Empty seats in the second half as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) knocks the ball away from Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors point guard John Lucas (5) and Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) collide as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross (31) scores as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) laughs after being fouled during a game against Toronto on Dec. 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin, pleased with the team's effort as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin, pleased with the team's effort as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) and Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) enjoy a huge fourth quarter lead from the bench as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) high-fives teammates after hitting a three-pointer to give the Jazz an 81-59 point lead as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) salutes his teammates as they build a huge fourth quarter lead as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.
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Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin as the Utah Jazz face the Toronto Raptors Friday December 7, 2012.

The Utah Jazz have found some frustrating ways to lose this season.

On Friday night, they discovered a way to win.

Paul Millsap finished with 20 points — one of eight Jazz players to reach double figures — and Utah overcame a slow start to score a 131-99 victory over Toronto at EnergySolutions Arena.

Playing without injured big men Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors, the Jazz responded with a balanced and spirited effort — especially over the final three quarters.

Utah’s defense limited the Raptors to 40 percent shooting, and the Jazz buried Toronto under a barrage of 3-pointers. They finished 13 for 23 from behind the 3-point line, only two shy of a team record.

“Some really pretty basketball,” said coach Tyrone Corbin. “... I think the guys had a good time playing tonight.”

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It’s been more than four years since Utah last had eight players score at least 10 points in a game.

In his first career start, Enes Kanter replaced Jefferson and contributed 18 points and eight rebounds in a season-high 35 minutes.

Seldom-used Jeremy Evans added 10 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes — only 19 less than he played in Utah’s first 20 games.

“These guys have been tremendous all year about being ready to play,” Corbin said. “They work their tails off every day — coming to practice and getting ready for the opportunity. And you saw tonight: guys got extended minutes and they responded well.”

The Jazz struggled through a foul-plagued first quarter, trailing 25-15 at one point.

“It always throws up a red flag when it happens,” said Paul Millsap. “But we were able to stick with it.”

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Eight Utah players score in double figures in easy win.

At a glance

Jazz 131, Raptors 99

The Jazz overcome a slow start Friday night and bury the struggling Toronto Raptors.

» Paul Millsap scores 20 points in 26 minutes, leading eight Utah players in double figures.

» Starting for injured Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter scores 18 points and grabs eight rebounds.

Jazz 131, Raptors 99

FG FT Reb

Toronto Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

Pietrus 29:50 4-7 1-2 2-4 0 1 13

Bargnani 33:27 8-15 3-4 0-8 0 2 20

Valncnas 19:58 1-2 4-4 2-4 0 5 6

Lowry 29:20 3-10 4-6 1-3 4 5 10

DeRozan 33:31 5-15 7-7 1-5 2 2 17

Johnson 19:15 4-8 2-2 3-4 0 3 10

Ross 19:24 2-7 0-0 1-3 1 2 4

Davis 9:37 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 0

Gray 3:44 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 0

Calderon 23:40 1-4 5-6 1-4 3 2 7

Lucas 12:22 4-8 0-0 1-3 1 1 9

Kleiza 5:52 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 3

Totals 240:00 33-82 26-31 12-41 13 28 99

Percentages: FG .402, FT .839. 3-Point Goals: 7-24, .292 (Pietrus 4-5, Bargnani 1-3, Kleiza 1-3, Lucas 1-3, Calderon 0-2, DeRozan 0-2, Ross 0-2, Lowry 0-4). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 15 (22 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Pietrus 3, Bargnani 2, Ross 2). Turnovers: 15 (Bargnani 3, Pietrus 3, DeRozan 2, Gray 2, Lowry 2, Valanciunas 2, Calderon). Steals: 5 (Calderon, Johnson, Lowry, Lucas, Pietrus). Technical Fouls: Lowry, 8:20 third.

FG FT Reb

Utah Min M-A M-A O-T A PF Pts

MaWlms 27:34 5-10 1-1 1-4 0 2 14

Millsap 26:05 7-16 6-10 3-10 5 2 20

Kanter 34:33 7-16 4-5 4-8 0 3 18

MoWlms 24:29 4-7 1-1 2-4 10 2 11

Foye 23:03 5-11 0-0 0-2 2 2 13

Evans 23:02 2-2 6-8 1-5 1 4 10

Hayward 22:34 4-10 8-8 0-3 3 1 17

Tinsley 15:38 2-5 0-0 1-3 4 4 5

Carroll 27:17 4-6 0-0 2-8 2 3 11

Watson 7:53 2-3 2-2 0-3 4 2 6

Burks 7:53 3-5 0-0 1-1 0 1 6

Totals 240:01 45-91 28-35 15-51 31 26 131

Percentages: FG .495, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 13-23, .565 (Carroll 3-3, Ma.Williams 3-5, Foye 3-6, M. Williams 2-4, Hayward 1-2, Tinsley 1-2, Burks 0-1). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 11 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Foye 3, Carroll 2, Evans, Kanter, Watson). Turnovers: 11 (Tinsley 2, M. Williams 2, Carroll, Evans, Foye, Hayward, Kanter, Millsap, Watson). Steals: 10 (Millsap 3, Tinsley 3, Burks, Carroll, Hayward, Ma.Williams). Technical Fouls: None.

Toronto 29 23 24 23 — 99

Utah 25 38 32 36 — 131

Attendance » 18,069

Time » 2:11.

Officials » Bennie Adams, Leon Wood, Scott Twardoski.

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