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NBA: Utah 103, Houston 91

April 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Gordon Haywood and Paul Millsap combined for 50 points Wednesday and halted a Houston comeback bid in bringing Utah a 103-91 win over the Rockets.

The Jazz climbed past Phoenix into ninth place in the Western Conference playoff race by snapping Houston's four-game winning streak. Utah is only a game behind Denver for the final post-season spot.

Haywood scored 29 points with six assists and Millsap had seven rebounds to go with his 21 points.

Utah led by 18 late in the third period before Houston cut its deficit to four midway through the final quarter. The Jazz closed the game on a 16-8 run.

Goran Dragic led Houston with 19 points and Kyle Lowry had 15 off the bench.

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