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Kirilenko returns to spark Jazz over Grizzlies



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Andrei Kirilenko returned from an ankle injury to spark a key fourth-quarter run and help the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-99 Tuesday night.

C.J. Miles scored 24 points and Deron Williams had 20 points and 15 assists.

Kirilenko, who scored 14 points in 18 minutes, had surgery Jan. 30 to remove bone fragments from his injured right ankle and returned a couple weeks ahead of schedule to spark the Jazz, who won the fifth game in their last six and are eighth in the Western Conference.

Clinging to a four-point lead in the fourth quarter, Kirilenko had three baskets, two steals and a block in a game-breaking 20-4 run that put Utah up 110-90 with 3:43 left to play.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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