The Denver Nuggets lead the Utah Jazz 49-45 at halftime in Denver.

Al Jefferson has 10 points and five rebounds to lead the Jazz and Paul Milsap has eight point and four rebounds off the bench for Utah.

Milsap came out of the game in the first quarter after Kenneth Faried grabbed Milsap's stitched up right ear, causing it to bleed.

Danilo Gallinari has 13 points and and Kosta Koufas has eight rebounds for the Nuggets going into the half.