NBA: Utah 102, Portland 97

PORTLAND, Ore., April 3 (UPI) -- Paul Millsap poured in 31 points on 14-for-20 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds Monday, propelling the Utah Jazz to a 102-97 victory over Portland.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 105, Utah 96

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- Blake Griffin did it all for Los Angeles Saturday with 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the Clippers' 105-96 win over Utah.

NBA: Utah 105, New Jersey 84

NEWARK, N.J., March 26 (UPI) -- Paul Millsap scored 24 points and hauled down 13 rebounds for Utah Monday, sparking the Jazz to a 105-84 victory over New Jersey.

NBA: Atlanta 139, Utah 133 (4OT)

ATLANTA, March 25 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson poured in 37 points Sunday, including eight in the fourth overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks outlasted Utah 139-133.

NBA: Utah 121, Denver 102

SALT LAKE CITY, March 24 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson had 23 points Friday and was one of seven Utah players in double figures, powering the Jazz to a 121-102 triumph over Denver.

NBA: Utah 97, Oklahoma City 90

SALT LAKE CITY, March 20 (UPI) -- Paul Millsap scored 20 points for Utah Tuesday and the Jazz downed Oklahoma City 97-90 to bank their fourth consecutive win.

NBA: Utah 103, Los Angeles Lakers 99

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Paul Millsap was one of six Jazz players scoring in double figures Sunday, collecting 24 points in Utah's 103-99 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Utah 99, Golden State 92 (OT)

SALT LAKE CITY, March 18 (UPI) -- Derrick Favors' 23 points and 17 rebounds Saturday sparked the Utah Jazz to a 99-92 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors.

NBA: Utah 111, Minnesota 105 (OT)

SALT LAKE CITY, March 16 (UPI) -- Gordon Hayward gave Utah the lead with 56 seconds left in overtime Thursday and the Jazz scored the game's final eight points to defeat Minnesota 111-105.

NBA: Phoenix 120, Utah 111

PHOENIX, March 15 (UPI) -- Channing Frye and Marcin Gortat teamed for 51 points Wednesday and keyed a 56 percent shooting effort that brought the Phoenix Suns a 120-111 win over Utah.

NBA: Chicago 111, Utah 97

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer led Chicago with 27 points and Derrick Rose finished with 24 points and 13 assists Saturday in the Bulls' 111-97 win over Utah.

NBA: Philadelphia 104, Utah 91

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 (UPI) -- Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young both had 21 points Friday and Andre Iguodala came close to a triple-double in sending the Philadelphia 76ers past Utah 104-91.

NBA: Utah 99, Charlotte 93

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson scored 31 points Wednesday and helped Utah fight off a late charge in downing Charlotte 99-93.

NBA: Dallas 102, Utah 96

DALLAS, March 3 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki poured in 40 points on 14-of-21 shooting Saturday and the Dallas Mavericks ended a four-game skid with a 102-96 win over Utah.

NBA: Minnesota 100, Utah 98

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Luke Ridnour made a floating jump shot as time expired Wednesday, giving the Minnesota Timberwolves a 100-98 victory over Utah.
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Paul Millsap
Seattle SuperSonics' Chris Wilcox (R) makes a move against Utah Jazz' Paul Millsap during the first half at the Key Arena in Seattle on February 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. As a 6'8", 250 lbs. power forward from Louisiana Tech University, Millsap was selected by the Jazz in the second round (47th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. His game was initially compared to that of Udonis Haslem. He was an early entrant to the draft as a junior. He is the only player in NCAA basketball history to lead the nation in rebounding for three consecutive years.

In late 2006, some sports journalists were referring to Millsap as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, an award not traditionally given to players taken so late in the draft. Though the award would ultimately go to Brandon Roy, Millsap had a strong first season, leading all rookies with six double-doubles. He finished the 2006–07 season with averages of around 7 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, nearly one steal and one block; he had season highs of 20 points, 17 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals, 3 assists, and 38 minutes. He played in all 82 of Utah's games. Early in the 2007–08 season, Millsap achieved a new career high of 24 points during a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He later extended his career high to 28 points against the Orlando Magic in late December 2007. His next career high came in December 2008 against the Boston Celtics when he scored 32 points. Millsap had played in 194 straight games since being drafted by the Jazz in 2006; he missed his first game of his professional career on December 26, 2008 against the Dallas Mavericks due to a sprained posterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee suffered against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 23, 2008.

Millsap was Jazz all-star forward Carlos Boozer's replacement during much of the 2008–2009 season (Boozer suffered a quadriceps injury and later a severe knee injury that led to surgery). His numbers soared, as he averaged 15.5 points per game on 56% shooting, and 9.5 rebounds.

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