Jazz end 3-game skid with win over Suns


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Carlos Boozer had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 19 points and two big blocks in the fourth quarter, and the Utah Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Phoenix Suns 109-97 Monday night.

C.J. Miles scored a season-high 21 points and Brevin Knight had six assists and 12 points, going 6-for-7 from the floor as the Jazz got the Suns in foul trouble and pulled away in the second half.

Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix with 30 points and eight rebounds. Steve Nash had 14 points and eight assists, but Shaquille O'Neal finished with just nine points and one rebound. O'Neal had back-to-back shots blocked by Kirilenko during Phoenix's slump in the fourth quarter.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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