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Jazz defeat Pacers; lose Fisher

Oct 15, 2006 - 2:33 AM INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Deron Williams was impressive, but it wasn't quite the same for his backcourt mate.

Williams collected 24 points and three steals and Carlos Boozer added 11 points and 14 rebounds as the Utah Jazz posted a 97-84 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Despite the win, the Jazz suffered a setback to their backcourt when starter Derek Fisher, who was acquired from Golden State via a trade, fell on his back and head on a layup attempt in the first quarter. Fisher was carried off the court and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Williams, who shot 8-of-9 from the floor, scored on a layup with 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter that helped create a 13-point bulge for Utah, which shot 43 percent (32-of-73) and survived 28 turnovers.

Al Harrington scored 22 points and Jermaine O'Neal chipped in 17 for the Pacers, who shot 37 percent (23-of-62).

Indiana swingman Stephen Jackson scored six points off the bench. Jackson was seeing his first action this preseason after being arraigned on felony charges of criminal recklessness and misdemeanor counts of battery from an altercation outside a strip club last week. He was booed throughout the contest.

The Jazz were without defensive forward Andrei Kirilenko, who sat out with a lower back problem.

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