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SALT LAKE CITY (July 14) - Paul Millsap scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds, dished two assists, and blocked one shot in the first quarter of game four of the RMR Saturday night as the Jazz finished period one on top of the 76ers 23-16. As a team, Utah shot 64.3 percent from the field as Philadelphia shot a mere 35.7 percent.
Philadelphia had two players in double digits by halftime, although the Sixers left the floor down 45-37. Bobby Jones and Herbert Hill both had ten points as they helped Philadelphia improve their shooting percentage to 41.9 percent. The Jazz outrebounded the Sixers 21-8. Morris Almond sank his first three for Utah, scoring nine by the half on 3-of-3 shooting.
Jason Smith and John Cox took over for Philadelphia in the third quarter, scoring 19 points combined to get the Sixers the lead going into four, 70-65. Louis Amundson also helped with ten points and nine rebounds in three. Twelve of the 15 Jazz players to hit the floor registered at least one point by the end of three, but Utah gave up 14 turnovers along with the lead.
With five minutes to go in the game, the Jazz trailed 91-71 and ended the contest with a 15 point loss, 100-85. The Sixers finished the game with six players in double figures, led by John Cox with 20 points on 4-of-4 shooting from long range. Louis Amundson put up a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. The Sixers shot 69.2 percent from three.
The Jazz were led by Almond with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Millsap added 12 points and four boards and Dee Brown dropped in 11 points and five assists. Despite the loss, the Jazz held the advantage in the paint 42-30.