Boozer Leads Jazz To Ninth Straigth Win

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 17 rebounds in his best game since his return from a three-month absence and the Utah Jazz won their ninth straight, beating the Houston Rockets 101-94 on Wednesday night.

Deron Williams scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a 20-foot jumper with 21 seconds left after Houston got within three points. Williams also had 14 assists for the surging Jazz, who have won 10 straight at home.

Ron Artest scored 25 points to lead Houston and Yao Ming had 19 points and six assists before fouling out with 1:23 left to play.

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