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Utah Jazz build big lead over Charlotte Bobcats at halftime

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9 2013 6:10 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap scored 15 first-half points to lead the Jazz to a 63-44 halftime lead over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

The Jazz built an eight-point lead after an 8-2 run in the first quarter that put the score at 20-12. The Bobcats closed the gap to 32-31 early in the second, but Jazz guard Gordon Hayward hit three 3-pointers to blow the game open.

Utah shot a blistering 58 percent from the field in the first half, including 7-14 on 3-pointers.

Center Al Jefferson added 12 points and six rebounds for the Jazz. Ramon Sessions led the Bobcats in the first half with 11 points.

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