Jazz 97, Spurs 91

Game 45: Utah jumps into Northwest Division lead

• Jazz set the tone early in a physical game against the defending NBA champs

• Utah holds off San Antonio's fourth-quarter comeback bid

• Andrei Kirilenko: 23 points, 9-of-10 field shooting, five rebounds, four steals

Almanac

RECORD: 27-18

HOME: 19-3

AWAY: 8-15

STREAK: W5

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KNICKS at JAZZ

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

(FSN)