SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ With David Robinson out with a concussion caused by Karl Malone's inadvertent elbow, the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 98-88 Wednesday night to clinch the Midwest Division title for the second straight year.

Robinson was guarding Malone in the lane 2 1/2 minutes into the game when the Utah star took a pass from John Stockton and turned to the basket. Malone's elbow caught Robinson on the right side of the head and the San Antonio 7-footer dropped to the floor unconscious.

He regained consciousness about 2 minutes later and was helped off the floor by trainers and doctors. He dressed and was taken to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City for observation and a CAT scan. The scan proved no further neurological damage beyond the concussion, but he was being kept overnight at the hospital for observation.

Tim Duncan had 34 points to lead San Antonio, which is just a half-game ahead of Phoenix for the fifth-best record in the West.

The Jazz, meanwhile, moved a game in front of idle Seattle for the best record in the Western Conference.

The Jazz led by as many as nine points early in the third quarter but by only 76-73 with 8:31 to play after a three-point play by Duncan. Utah rebuilt its lead to 83-76 after a 3-pointer by Chris Morris with 6:58 left.

Jaren Jackson's 3-pointer cut it to 85-81 but Malone answered with a basket. Carl Herrera's jumper brought San Antonioto 87-83 but Bryon Russell hit a basket and a 3-pointer for a 92-83 lead with 2:14 to play.

A 3-pointer by Jackson with 1:28 left made it 92-88, but Malone hit a jumper and Chris Morris blocked a layup attempt by Duncan with 30 seconds to play.