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Utah Jazz defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 100-86
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 Derrick Favors follows through on a shot during warm-up prior to the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's DeMarre Carroll, right, smiles at teammate Derrick Favors after knocking down a three pointer during warm-up prior to the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Jeremy Evans stretches at mid-court prior to the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Paul Millsap looks to shoot through the defense of Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Enes Kanter glides into the lane and throws up a hook shot for two points during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Alec Burks runs the offense from the point guard position during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors crash the boards during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Alec Burks runs the offense from the point guard position during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Derrick Favors slams down two during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Enes Kanter goes tot he basket after ripping down an offensive rebound during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Alec Burks drives to the basket for a layup during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.
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Utah's Enes Kanter gets a hug from Al Jefferson after as he heads to the bench during first half action in the Utah Jazz versus the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday February 6, 2013.



Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the Utah Jazz rolled to a 100-86 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

Enes Kanter added 17 points for the Jazz, who won for the fourth time in five games.

The Jazz took an early 6-4 lead, but they converted only two of their next 12 possessions.

Behind the play of Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee used an 18-4 run to build a 22-10 advantage with less than three minutes left in the first quarter.

Utah found some life, however, and closed with eight straight points to make it 25-19.

In the second quarter, Alec Burks opened with a three-point shot and Kanter scored 11 points in a 3 1/2-minute stretch. His three-point play gave the Jazz a 37-33 lead and they limited Milwaukee to only two field goals in the final five minutes.

Kanter finished the half with 13 points and seven rebounds in nine minutes. Millsap added 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting.

In the third quarter, Jennings missed four straight free throws in the opening 70 seconds, giving the Jazz a chance to take get going.

Jefferson scored four quick points to make it 58-46 and Utah eventually closed with an 8-2 run to make it 77-62 heading into the final 12 minutes.

luhm@sltrib.com

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