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Utah Jazz pull away in 2nd half to earn road win over Phoenix Suns

Published: Friday, Jan. 4 2013 9:15 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) drives against Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Associated Press) Utah Jazz guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) drives against Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Associated Press)

PHOENIX — Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap had 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and five steals to lead the Jazz to a road win over the Phoenix Suns, 87-80.

The Jazz trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, but they took a 47-44 lead shortly after halftime and never trailed again.

Five Jazz players scored in double figures, led by Al Jefferson's game-high 21 points.

Utah also forced Phoenix into 20 turnovers, creating 14 extra field-goal attempts for the visitors.

Center Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Goran Dragic added 17 points and six assists.

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