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NBA: Utah 96, Washington 87

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Mehmet Okur scored 27 points Friday and the Utah Jazz ran off seven straight in the fourth period to defeat Washington 96-87.

It was Utah's seventh straight win, a season best, and its 11th triumph in 12 games. Ronnie Brewer added 12 points for the Jazz and Matt Harpring had 10.

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Antawn Jamison made 11 of 13 shots and scored 31 points for Washington, which has dropped two in a row.

Washington was within three with 7:30 remaining in the fourth period when the Jazz went on a 7-0 run. Deron Williams finished the surge with a jumper and Washington came no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Utah overcame a sluggish start which saw Washington take a 21-11 lead after one period. The 11 points were the fewest Utah has scored in any quarter this season.

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