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Press ReleaseORLANDO -- They looked like the ‘real' Utah Jazz.
No, Jerry Sloan wasn't on the bench and Deron Williams wasn't running the show, but you sure wouldn't know it by Friday's performance.
The Jazz dished out 19 assists as they edged the Oklahoma City Thunder, who were minus Russell Westbrook (rest), 70-60, on the final day of the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League.
"This was a good test for our young guys," Jazz summer league coach Tyrone Corbin said. "This gives them an idea of what the NBA is all about."
Kevin Kruger posted 10 points and five dimes, while Andre Ingram, Eric Maynor and Cedric Bozeman each handed out four assists.
Utah outscored OKC by eight in the third quarter before pulling out its third victory of the week in the final minutes of the fourth.
The Jazz also excelled from beyond the arc as they drained 9-of-18 attempts. The Thunder, in contrast, hit on 2-of-12 from downtown.
Other notable standouts included former Xavier teammates Derrick Brown and Josh Duncan, who combined for 23 points.
D.J. White and James Harden each guided the Thunder with 17 and 14 points, respectively. Shaun Livingston contributed 12 points.
Both teams finished 3-2. OKC will compete in the Las Vegas Summer League, which began play today.
(Courtesy 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League)