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
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.