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Magic vs. Jazz 2012 results: Al Jefferson leads Utah over Orlando, 87-81

Glen Davis had his ninth double-double of the season in the loss.

Ezra Shaw

Al Jefferson had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz over the Orlando Magic, 87-81, on Wednesday.

Orlando cut Utah's 11-point halftime lead to just three, 58-55, with 2:59 remaining in the third but the Jazz finished the quarter on a 10-2 run to extend their lead back to double digits, 68-57, heading into fourth quarter.

A Glen Davis dunk gave the Magic their first lead of the second half, 79-78, with 3:33 left in the game but Randy Foye answered with a three-pointer to give Utah a 81-79 lead with 3:11 left.

Davis finished the game with 18 points and 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season.

After scoring four consecutive points to put the Jazz ahead, 85-81, with 1:29 left in the game, Jefferson left the game after grabbing a defensive rebound with what appeared to be a back injury. Jefferson was taken straight to the locker room and did not return.

The loss snapped Orlando's two-game winning streak and ended Utah's three-game losing streak.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.