Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 96-75 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Saturday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Deron Williams added 18 points and 10 assists for the Jazz. Ronnie Brewer also had 18 points and Andrei Kirilenko scored 16.
Wally Szczerbiak scored 24 points for Seattle, which had won two straight.
Both teams were playing in the second game of back-to-back sets. The Sonics, who played at Minnesota on Friday night, built a 10-point lead in the first quarter and stayed close for three quarters.
The Jazz, however, put the game away by holding the Sonics to just one point in the first 3 minutes of the fourth. Kirilenko scored on an alley-oop layup assisted by Williams to give Utah an 85-69 lead with 6:20 remaining.
Four players scored in double figures for the Jazz, who shot 49 percent from the field, compared to Seattle, which shot just 33 percent.
The Jazz were without starting center Mehmet Okur for the third straight game. Okur has a strained left trapezius and his status is listed as day-to-day. Jarron Collins started in his place and had four points and two rebounds.
The pressure was on Utah to break its six-game losing streak. The Jazz recovered from a slow start and took control of the game in the second quarter. A three-point play by second-year player Paul Millsap gave Utah a 34-33 lead with 6:45 remaining until halftime, and the Jazz never relinquished the advantage.
Utah outscored Seattle 31-13 in the second quarter.
Notes: Backup guard Jason Hart rejoined the Jazz after missing the team's loss to Portland on Friday so that he could attend his maternal grandmother's funeral in the Los Angeles area. He had three points and two assists in 11 minutes of play. ... Seattle center Kurt Thomas sat out of Saturday's game with a sprained right ankle. ... Sonics rookie Kevin Durrant did not score in double figures for just the second time in 25 games. He had six points in 19 minutes.