Utah Jazz take six-point halftime lead in Memphis against Grizzlies

Published: Sunday, Feb. 12 2012 8:51 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson, center, drives to the basket between Memphis Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter, left, and forward Rudy Gay (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Memphis, Tenn.

Nikki Boertman, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Utah Jazz are off to a solid start to their brutal back-to-back-to-back set.

The Jazz jumped out to an early double-digit lead against the Memphis Grizzlies and went to the locker room with a 46-40 lead in this ESPN-televised contest.

Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward are both playing very well with 14 points apiece.

Devin Harris and Paul Millsap have combined for 13 points for the Jazz, who are looking to snap a three-game losing streak.

Utah (13-12) plays at New Orleans on Monday and in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies (14-13) have 10 points from All-Star center Marc Gasol, while Mike Conley has scored nine and Tony Allen eight.

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