Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/24

Game 1: Tuesday, October 24th

Jazz 127

(3-4, 2-4 away)

Nuggets 107

(2-3, 1-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 24, 2006

    Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

    1 2 3 4 T
    UTAH 26 37 32 32127
    DEN 26 19 27 35107

    UTAH 127, DENVER 107 

    DENVER (AP) -- Matt Harpring scored 17 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 127-107 exhibition victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

    C.J. Miles had 13 points on three, 3-pointers for the Jazz. Deron Williams had 11 points and five assists as Denver never challenged in the second half.

    J.R. Smith was 8-for-13 on 3-pointers and finished with 26 points for the Nuggets. Yakhouba Diawara had 17 points and Carmelo Anthony 14 points for Utah which was 29-for-52 on free throws.

    Denver coach George Karl was ejected after receiving his second technical foul with 7:39 left in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets trailing 100-81. Utah scored the next seven points, the final two coming on Dee Brown's short jumper, and the Jazz withstood a 3-point barrage from Smith and Diawara, three each over the final 5:52 of the game.

    The Jazz led 95-72 at the start of the fourth quarter, thanks to nine points from Boozer in the third period. Utah led by as much as 77-49 after a follow up dunk by Hiram Fuller with 8:12 left in the quarter.

    Miles had two 3-pointers and 12 of his points in the second quarter as Utah led 63-45 at halftime.

    Denver's Marcus Camby did not dress because of a foot injury.

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