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Jazz conclude preseason with consecutive blowouts

Oct 27, 2006 - 3:55 AM SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz finished the preseason on an offensive high.

Deron Williams scored 21 points and handed out seven assists as the Jazz jumped ahead early, paving the way for a 122-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the exhibition finale for both teams.

On Tuesday, Utah (4-4) posted a 127-107 win over Denver, shooting 54 percent (44-of-81) overall and outscoring the Nuggets, 37-19, in the second quarter to take control of the game.

The Jazz implemented a similar plan Thursday, building a 40-26 lead after the opening period. A basket by Williams capped a 14-2 burst to start the second frame for a comfortable 54-28 cushion with 7:43 to go before the half. Utah led, 67-45, at the break.

First-round pick Ronnie Brewer and Andrei Kirilenko netted 13 points apiece for the Jazz, who shot 45 percent (38-of-84).

Al Harrington scored 24 points and Stephen Jackson added 19 for the Pacers, who finished the preseason with a 3-5 record.

Utah opens the regular season here against Houston on Wednesday, while Indiana visits Charlotte on the same night.






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