SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson
scored 23 points and Paul Milsap
tallied 18 plus 10 rebounds Tuesday in Utah's 109-94 win over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder.
Utah led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and held the Thunder to 15 points in the fourth to preserve the victory.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead the Thunder, which had its four-game winning streak derailed. Russell Westbrook scored 22 points.
Durant sank a free throw late in the third quarter to trim the Jazz's lead to 84-79, but Utah responded with a 20-4 run that squelched any further rally by the visitors.
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.