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Jazz 95, Cavaliers 88

March 31, 2001

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Karl Malone scored 33 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-88 Friday night, snapping their three-game losing streak.

Malone shot 11-for-19 from the field and 11-for- 16 from the line and delivered a pair of crucial baskets in the last four minutes when the Cavaliers closed within five points.

Donyell Marshall scored 17 points and John Stockton added 14 points and five steals for the Jazz.

Andre Miller had 24 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who have lost 11 straight games in Salt Lake City and are winless in the Delta Center.

Miller hit a pair of free throws with four minutes left as Cleveland closed within 88-83. Malone countered with a jumper to push the Jazz’s lead to seven points.

Chucky Brown’s layup with 48 seconds left got the Cavaliers within five points, but Malone took a pass from Stockton and dropped in a layup to secure the victory.

Wesley Person and Chris Mihm each scored 15 for the Cavaliers, who have lost nine straight road games.


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