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Last updated on Tuesday, January 13, 2009
(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - Mehmet Okur scored a career-high 43 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Indiana Pacers 120-113 in Salt Lake City.
Utah built a 20-point lead late in the third quarter and held off a late Indiana charge to pick up their fourth-straight win.
The Pacers used an 11-0 run to finish off the third and were down just nine points entering the fourth quarter. Indiana would score the first five points in the fourth quarter, extending their run to 16-0 and cutting the Jazz' lead to four at 96-92.
Utah scored the next five points to get a little cushion, but the Pacers would cut the lead back down to four on Jarrett Jack's three-pointer with 1:49 remaining. That would be as close as Indiana would get.
Andrei Kirilenko had a season-high 23 points and twelve rebounds while Deron Williams finished with 23 points and eleven assists for the Jazz.
Danny Granger led Indiana with 30 points with Mike Dunleavy adding 20 as the Pacers wrap up their longest road trip of the season by going 1-and-4.
The blue-and-gold have dropped three in a row as they return home to face the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
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