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Clippers at an imperfect 10

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

SALT LAKE CITY -- Carlos Boozer scored 34 points and Deron Williams had 32 to overcome the loss of the three other Utah starters and lead the Jazz past the reeling Clippers, 121-101, on Friday night.

Utah finished its five-game homestand with a 4-1 mark and has now won 32 of its last 33 against the Clippers in Salt Lake City.

Corey Maggette scored 28 points and Chris Kaman had 16 points in his second game back from a nine-game absence with back spasms. Cuttino Mobley and Al Thornton each had 13 points for the Clippers, who have lost 10 in a row and 18 of their last 20.

Mehmet Okur and Ronnie Brewer did not dress because of a stomach virus. Andrei Kirilenko was scoreless in nine minutes before leaving with spasms in his right calf. But Williams and Boozer provided all the offensive firepower the Jazz needed and both topped 30 points for the first time in game.

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Boozer made 16 of 22 shots and grabbed 17 rebounds. Williams made 13 of his 15 attempts and passed for 10 assists.

The Clippers, who trailed 31-24 after one quarter despite shooting 64%, have lost eight consecutive road games by an average of 14 points.

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The Clippers waived seldom-used forward Aaron Williams and signed forward Marcus Williams for the remainder of the season.

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Signed as a veteran post player before last season, Aaron Williams, 36, suffered through injuries and played only 30 games, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds.

Marcus Williams, a forward from Arizona, averaged 19.2 points for the Austin Toros of the Development League.

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TONIGHT

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vs. Memphis, 7:30, Prime Ticket

Site -- Staples Center.

Radio -- 710.

Records -- Clippers 21-51, Grizzlies 19-53.

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Record vs. Grizzlies -- 2-1.

Update -- That other race, the one for lottery pick ping-pong balls, continues tonight with the Clippers. They own the league’s sixth-worst record. The Grizzlies have the league’s fourth-worst record. Tim Thomas (Achilles’) and Quinton Ross (left foot) are doubtful.

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jonathan.abrams@latimes.com

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