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

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

Spur's Manu Ginobili drives past Utah's Gordon Hayward as the Utah Jazz play the San Antonio Spurs  in game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs Monday, May 7, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Spur's Manu Ginobili drives past Utah's Gordon Hayward as the Utah Jazz play the San Antonio Spurs in game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs Monday, May 7, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

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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