Raptors Slow Jazz's Offense, but Utah Wins 5th Straight

Raptors Slow Jazz's Offense, but Utah Wins 5th Straight



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TORONTO (AP) -- Carlos Boozer had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Deron Williams scored 22 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Mehmet Okur added 13 points for Utah, which got eight points and 11 rebounds from Andrei Kirilenko. Ronnie Brewer scored 12 points for the Jazz.

Anthony Parker led Toronto with 19 points, while rookie Jamario Moon, making just his second career start, scored a career-high 15. Chris Bosh had 14 points and seven rebounds for Toronto (4-4), which dropped to 1-3 at home.

A 3-pointer by T.J. Ford brought Toronto to 89-88 with 18 seconds remaining. Toronto fouled Williams, who made both free throws, after Ford missed a 3-pointer, Boozer made a free throw to seal it.

Ford finished with 13 points and eight assists.

Utah (7-2) won despite failing to top 100 points for just the second time this season. The Jazz entered play Wednesday as the league's highest-scoring team, averaging 111.9 points.

Toronto's Andrea Bargnani scored just two points and made just one of his 11 field goal attempts.

Toronto's Rasho Nesterovic left the game midway through the third quarter with a sprained right ankle after when he landed on Okur's foot on a rebound. He did not return.

Utah led 39-36 at the half.

Game notes
Utah's Matt Harpring missed the game because of a flu-like virus. Rookie forward Morris Almond took Harpring's place on the roster. ... Toronto FC head coach Mo Johnston watched the game from courtside seats.

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