OGDEN, Utah, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- John Amaechi scored 19 points and rookie Andrei Kirilenko scored all 10 of his in the final 4 1/2 minutes Thursday night as the Utah Jazz blew a big first-half lead before holding on for a 103-98 exhibition victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.
Amaechi made six of eight shots from the floor and seven of eight free throws. The Jazz led by as many as 24 points in the second quarter and held a 59-38 lead at halftime.
Seattle climbed back and tied it, 86-86, with 4:28 left before Kirilenko made two shots and four free throws during a 13-0 run Utah (5-2) used to take control for good.
Bryon Russell and Donyell Marshall scored 12 points apiece and John Crotty added 11 off the bench. Karl Malone returned to the team after visiting his ailing mother and scored eight points in 24 minutes.
Greg Ostertag had eight points and eight assists for the Jazz. Second-round pick Jarron Collins did not score in three minutes.
Gary Payton had 20 points and nine assists for Seattle (3-4), which shot 53 percent overall but made just three of 12 three-pointers and 11 of 23 free throws.
Jerome James scored 16 points and Rashard Lewis had 15 points and eight rebounds before fouling out for the Sonics.