SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mehmet Okur scored 27 points and Carlos Boozer got his 40th double-double of the season with 17 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Clippers 107-85 on Saturday night.
Deron Williams had 10 points and 10 assists for the Jazz, who atoned for getting upset by the Clippers less than a week before and won a vital home game. Utah had played two straight on the road is off on a four-game trip starting Tuesday in Chicago.
The Clippers had lost at home the night before to Oklahoma City and fizzled in the second half, scoring just 13 in the fourth quarter.
Drew Gooden had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Clippers. Chris Kaman added 12 points and 13 rebounds and Baron Davis had 11 points and eight assists for the Clippers, who held off the Jazz 108-104 on Monday. The Clippers started strong Saturday, but couldn't sustain it and the Jazz started to pull away with a 32-point third quarter.
Kyle Korver scored 12 and C.J. Miles added 11 points for Utah.
The Jazz are contending for a high seed in the Western Conference playoffs and can't afford home losses. After a lackluster first quarter, the Jazz surged in the second half and easily won their 40th game of the season.
The Jazz opened the third quarter with seven straight points, closed it on a 10-4 run for an 83-72 lead entering the fourth, then pulled away on a 9-2 run.
Korver hit a 3-pointer to put Utah up 92-78, then Okur put back an offensive rebound with a dunk that gave the Jazz a 94-78 lead with 6:10 left in the game. Okur scored off his own miss, charging the lane after putting up a 3-pointer that clanged hard off the rim and set up an easy dunk. It was the Jazz's second offensive rebound of the possession.
The Clippers had a 4-on-1 later in the quarter after Davis saved the ball under Utah's basket and passed it out to midcourt, but even that didn't result in a score. Gooden was called for traveling — Los Angeles' 19th turnover of the game.
Okur followed that with a 3-pointer to put the Jazz ahead 99-80 and the starters were about done for the night.
NOTES: The Clippers were 13 for 23 in the first quarter and led 32-26 entering the second period. ... G Othyus Jeffers, signed by the Jazz this week to a 10-day contract, made his NBA debut late in the fourth quarter and quickly got his first points on a layup.