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Red-hot Jazz take on lowly Raptors at home

Nov 20, 2006 - 4:18 PM Toronto (2-7) at Utah (9-1) 9:00 pm EST

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz are undefeated at home and the Toronto Raptors cannot buy a win on the road.

The Jazz, who tied the 1999 squad for the franchise's best start, will take on the Raptors at home on Monday.

With a 5-0 record at the Delta Center, Utah has been on an incredible roll at home, but has been nearly as impressive when it takes the road - on its way to a red-hot 9-1 start overall.

Holding the NBA's best record, the Jazz have beaten the Phoenix Suns, last year's Western Conference runner-up, twice on the early season. Deron Williams had 25 points and 14 assists and Paul Millsap recorded a double-double as Utah posted a come-from-behind, 120-117 overtime victory over the Suns on Saturday.

Just like the first game of the season between the teams on November 3, when Utah came back from a 15-point deficit and ended the game on a 13-3 run for a 108-104 triumph, the Jazz overcame a 16-point third-quarter deficit to win its season-high fifth straight game.

Chris Bosh had 31 points and nine rebounds and T.J. Ford added 26 points and 18 assists for Toronto, which dropped a 117-109 decision to Denver on Saturday.

The Raptors shot 46 percent (42-of-91) but made just 6-of-24 3-pointers to fall to 0-5 on the road.

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