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Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap (24) and Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos go after a rebound during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Utah Jazz trounced by Gallinari, Nuggets
First Published Jan 05 2013 06:15 pm • Last Updated Jan 06 2013 12:00 am

Denver • Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points and Andre Iguodala added 18 as the Denver rolled to a 110-91 victory over the Jazz on Saturday night at Pepsi Center.

The Nuggets opened the fourth quarter with a 19-6 run, turning an 83-72 lead into a rout.

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Paul Millsap topped the Jazz with 15 points. Gordon Hayward, the only Utah player to score in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, finished with 14.

The Jazz started well and, less than four minutes into the game, they owned a 10-5 lead.

Denver’s offensive rebounding stopped Utah’s early momentum, however, and the Nuggets took a 21-19 on Andre Miller’s layup with 1:34 remaining in the first quarter.

On the Jazz’s next two possessions, though, Derrick Favors hit two free throws and a converted a drive into a spectacular left-handed dunk as Utah claimed a 23-21 lead.

Backup point guard Earl Watson got the Jazz going in the second quarter.

After scoring four points in the previous five games, Watson hit a floater from the lane and a 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions.

Utah gradually built a 36-31 lead and had two chances to extend its advantage. But the Jazz couldn’t do it and Gallinari made them pay.

After struggling lately, Gallinari scored eight points in the final 6:10 and the Nuggets finished on an 18-9 run to take a 49-45 lead.


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In the third quarter, Denver opened with two baskets to make it 53-45.

After a Gallinari jumper, Millsap’s inbounds pass was stolen by Ty Lawson, whose steal and layup highlighted an 11-2 run that made it 60-47.

The Jazz countered with nine straight points of their own, but the Nuggets converted seven of their next eight possessions to regain control.

It was 83-72 heading into the fourth quarter, which it the Nuggets dominated.



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