SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer scored 22 points Tuesday and the Utah Jazz jumped out to an early lead they never relinquished in a 111-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The Jazz surged to a 20-9 lead on the strength of a 13-3 run capped by two free throws by Boozer. Utah then led by as many as 28 in the second quarter and were up 67-50 at halftime. The Pacers never pressed the issue in the second half.
Indiana, losers of eight of its last 10, got 17 points from Dannie Granger. Jamaal Tinsley, back after a five-game absence because of a sore left hamstring, had 13 points.