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Jim Urquhart, Associated Press
Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry (7) grabs a loose ball as Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard (8) scrambles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz lead the Houston Rockets 49-44 at halftime.

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C.J. Miles leads Utah with 13 points, and Devin Harris has 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting.

Luis Scola has 14 for Houston.

The Jazz are without Paul Millsap (bruised heel), Raja Bell (strained adductor) and Jamaal Tinsley (stomach flu).

Utah (15-18) is trying to snap a four-game losing streak, which began a week ago Sunday in Houston against the 21-14 Rockets.

Dunk champion Jeremy Evans was honored by Jazz brass and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert before the game along with Rising Stars Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors.

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