LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Utah Jazz did not miss star forward Karl Malone Thursday night as they pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 95-70 exhibition victory over the defending Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers.
Utah had a four-point lead with 11:50 to play before running off 10 straight points.
The Jazz were without Malone, who was with his ailing sister in Louisiana. But 14 different players saw action and Donyell Marshall led Utah with 19 points.
It was Russian rookie Andrei Kirilenko who helped the Jazz dominate in the fourth quarter. Utah outscored Philadelphia, 28-9, over the final 12 minutes, during which Kirilenko scored nine of his 17 points.
Speedy Claxton and Dikembe Mutombo led the 76ers with 14 points apiece. Philadelphia again was without NBA MVP Allen Iverson, who is rehabilitating a right elbow injury.
The 76ers shot 50 percent in the first half, but only 27 percent in the second.
The game was played at the University of Kansas, where 76ers coach Larry Brown roamed the sidelines from 1983-88. Utah center Greg Ostertag, a former Jayhawk, was in foul trouble throughout.