FILE: Utah Jazz's Karl Malone protests a foul call during the first half against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, April 2, 1999, in Oakland, Calif.

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The Utah Jazz were out for a measure of revenge — and dressed for the occasion — against a shell of the three-time defending champion Chicago Bulls in the season-opener.

Utah wore new black uniforms in a 104-96 victory against a Bulls team missing Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Luc Longley and Steve Kerr.

Karl Malone led the Jazz with 21 points and eight boards.

Chicago’s Toni Kukoc finished with a game-high 32 points.

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