Spurs lead Jazz at halftime of Game 4, 50-42

Published: Monday, May 7 2012 7:18 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The broom is no longer in the closet. It's courtside.

San Antonio is just 24 minutes away from sweeping its first-round NBA playoff series with the Utah Jazz. The Spurs hold a 50-42 halftime lead at EnergySolutions Arena.

Utah's Devin Harris leads all scorers with 13 points. Tim Duncan tops San Anotnio with 11.

A seesaw first quarter ended on a down side for the Jazz. They fell into a pair of seven-point deficits early — at 9-2 and 11-4 — before rallying to take a 19-15 lead less than five minutes later.

Unfortunately for Utah, a momentum shift followed.

While holding the Jazz scoreless over the final 2:33 of the quarter, the Spurs reeled off seven straight points to regain the lead at 22-19.

San Antonio extended its lead to 14 at one point in the second, and Utah drew no closer than six before the half was complete.

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