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Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah's Paul Millsap during the first half as the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play NBA basketball Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Salt Lake City.

Al Jefferson has 17 points and two rebounds as the Utah Jazz trail the Denver Nuggets 65-54 at the half. Jefferson is the only Jazz player in double digits going into the half.

As the final seconds of the half expired Jeffeson received a technical foul after a scuffle with a Denver player.

The Jazz have trailed most of the game and have been out rebounded by the Nuggets 14-9 and have eight turnovers in the game so far. The Jazz are only shooting 53 percent from the field.

The Nuggets bench play has been strong, with sixth man JaVale McGee putting up 10 points and a shot block.