Printed on: December 24, 2012
Magic runs out
Jazz fight off wild Orlando charge
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 and the Jazz survived a fourth-quarter rally to slip past the Magic 97-93 on Sunday night.
Utah snapped a two-game losing streak with its fifth consecutive regular-season victory over Orlando. The Jazz played without point guard Mo Williams, who is out indefinitely after suffering a sprained right thumb in Saturday's loss to Miami.
Veteran Jamaal Tinsley played well in his place, scoring 11 points and dishing out four assists.
The Jazz trailed by as many as 16 in the first half against the Magic before closing that gap to just a point at halftime.
The Jazz scored the first seven points of the fourth period and took a 78-73 lead with just over 10 minutes to play.
Trailing 92-90, Orlando rebounded a miss by Millsap with less than a minute to play and called a timeout. The Magic ran a set play for Afflalo, but his 12-foot jumper was blocked by Hayward and recovered by the Jazz.
Foye was then fouled and hit a pair of free throws to push the lead back to four.