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Utah Jazz basketball: Only down by one at halftime against Orlando, 47-46

Published: Sunday, Dec. 23 2012 5:15 p.m. MST

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) controls the ball against Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)

Associated Press

For the first quarter, it appeared the Utah Jazz were still hung up on their tough loss in Miami Saturday night.

However after getting off to a slow start, the Jazz held Orlando to just one point in the final six minutes to finish the half down by one, 47-46.

Utah was led by Paul Millsap, who tallied 10 points and six rebounds in the first 24 minutes.

Arron Afflalo, the starting shooting guard for Orlando, was the leading scorer for his team with 13 points.

Jazz point guard Mo Williams did not play and will indefinitely sit out with a thumb injury.

Whitney O'Bannon is currently a new media sports intern for the Deseret News.

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