Sloan Wins 1,000th Game With Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jerry Sloan became the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team, getting 16 points and 12 rebounds from Andrei Kirilenko in the Utah Jazz's 104-97 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

Utah fans chanted "Jerry Sloan!" and "Jer-ry! Jer-ry!" at the end in honor of the coach, who is 1,000-596 with the Jazz.

Brevin Knight had 11 assists, Carlos Boozer finished with 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Jazz held on despite letting a 31-point lead slip to eight in the fourth quarter.

The Jazz are 5-0 for just the third time in team history and won all five without point guard Deron Williams, who has been out since the preseason with a sprained left ankle.

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