Jazz defeat Pacers 95-84 in Hayward's return home

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Al Jefferson had 12 of his game-high 30 points during a pivotal fourth-quarter run that lifted the Utah Jazz to a 95-84 win over the host Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Paul Millsap added 23 points and 18 rebounds as the Jazz (32-27) won their first game without point guard Deron Williams, who was traded at the deadline to the New Jersey Nets.

Utah's two newcomers fared well. Devin Harris finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a reserve role while Derrick Favors added six points and three boards off the bench.

Danny Granger led the way with 17 points for the Pacers (26-31), who saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.

After squandering a 13-point second-quarter lead, the Jazz found themselves even with the Pacers entering the fourth. Jefferson's 19-footer put Utah back in front at the 1:12 mark, and he bookended the Jazz's game-clinching 18-5 run with a tip-in of an Andrei Kirilenko missed 3-pointer.

A Granger 3-pointer with under a minute left closed the deficit to five points, but the Pacers would get no closer.

Darren Collison added 16 points for Indiana, which shot 34.8 percent and made just 2 of 14 3-point attempts on the night.

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