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Utah Jazz defeat Oklahoma City Thunder, 109-94
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Utah's Enes Kanter warms up before the Utah Jazz play the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Kevin Durant, Eric Maynor and Russel Westbrook watch from the bench during warm-ups before a game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Kevin Durant laughs with a teammate during warm-ups before the game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson throws down a dunk over the Thunder's Kendrick Perkins  during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson tries to shoot between the Thunder's Serge Ibaka and Russel Westbrook  during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Randy Foye hangs from the rim after throwing down a monster dunk during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Jamaal Tinsley holds his head in his hands after turning the ball over during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson, left, and Paul Millsap have been total professionals during the countdown to the NBA trade deadline. Both players have been the subject of trade rumors.
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The Thunder's Russel Westbrook keeps the ball away from Utah's Earl Watson during a game in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Enes Kanter grabs a rebound during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Serge Ibaka tries to calm down teammate Kendrik Perkins, left, after Perkins was called for a foul during a game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Kendrik Perkins, right, gets called for a flagrant foul as he knocks Utah's Al Jefferson in the head with his arm  during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson holds his head after getting knocked in the head by the Thunder's Kendrik Perkins  during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Perkins was called for a flagrant foul on the play.
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Utah's Paul Millsap looks for room to shoot as the Thunder's Serge Ibaka smothers him during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Kevin Durant hangs in the air after being stripped of the ball during first-half action against the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Derrick Favors tries to block the shot of the Thunder's Kendrick Perkins during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson holds his hand up after nailing a shot during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Paul Millsap claps as he and Al Jefferson head to the bench following a time out during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's Al Jefferson talks with head coach Ty Corbin during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The referees try to separate Jazz players from the Thunder's Kevin Durant after Durant fouled Utah's Alec Burks during a game in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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The Thunder's Kevin Durant waits for the refs to review his foul on Utah's Alec Burks during a game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Durant was called for a flagrant foul on the play.
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Utah's Earl Watson and DeMarre Corrall double-team the Thunder's Kevin Durant during a game in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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Utah's DeMarre Corrall reaches for the ball as the Thunder's Kevin Durant drives to the basket  during a game against Oklahoma City at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Carroll stripped Durant of the ball on the play.
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Utah's Alec Burks gets knocked to the ground during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.



Al Jefferson scored 23 points and Paul Millsap added 18 to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-94 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

Kevin Durant scored 33 points to pace the Thunder. Russell Westbrook added 22.

Hoping to snap a two-game losing streak, the Jazz started slowly.

They converted only one of their first seven possessions and found themselves trailing, 7-2, four minutes into the game.

Millsap got Utah started, however, with six quick points.

Down 16-12, DeMarre Carroll capped a 16-8 run with a late three-pointer that gave the Jazz a late 28-24 lead.

In the second quarter, Oklahome City moved back in front, 38-36.

It was still 42-41 when Randy Foye scored and Earl Watson converted a Thunder turnover into a layup.

Over the next three minutes, Utah outscored Oklahoma City, 15-4. The Jazz built a 56-46 lead before settling for a 58-52 halftime advantage.

In the third quarter, it was 67-61 before Jamaal Tinsley buried two three-point shots and Alec Burks added another.

A 13-6 run gave Utah an 80-67 lead, but Durant scored eight points in the final 1:55 to keep the Thunder close.

The Jazz open the fourth quarter with an 86-79 lead and, stunningly, dominate Oklahoma City behind the play of Derrick Favors, Burks, Watson and Jefferson.

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