Jazz Pound Nuggets

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Mehmet Okur poured in 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Utah hammered the Denver Nuggets 124-97 last night.

Deron Williams chipped in 19 points and 11 assists for the Jazz, who took a step toward securing home court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Carlos Boozer and Ronnie Brewer each scored 20 points and helped the Jazz take a 40-25 lead into the second quarter.

The Jazz actually fell behind in the third quarter before posting a 12-2 run. They outscored the Nuggets 34-18 in the final period to turn it into a rout.

Allen Iverson scored 28 points and Carmelo Anthony added 22 for Denver, which still controls its playoff fate with two games remaining.