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Millsap scores 25, Jefferson adds 22 to lead Jazz over Hornets, 104-99

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    Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) passes the ball against New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez (21), of Venezuela, in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis (23) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap (24) and Marvin Williams (2) watch in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams (2) blocks the shot of New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez (21), of Venezuela, in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson (33) shoots as Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap (24) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) dunks the ball as New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson (33) watches in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night.

Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the stretch to seal it.

Coming off a 45-point loss on Monday, the Jazz trailed by 12 points in the first quarter before rallying to take a 10-point lead with about 7 minutes remaining.

Anthony Davis nearly brought the Hornets all the way back with an eight-point fourth quarter. He pulled them to 95-94 with 2:18 remaining but Millsap and Jefferson hit back-to-back shots that provided the cushion Utah would need.

Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets with 17 points but made just 8 of 21 shots.

Millsap added 10 rebounds and two blocks.