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               === Jefferson helps Jazz keep Wizards winless ===
 
 Washington,  DC (Sports Network) - Al Jefferson posted a double-double with 21
 points  and 13  rebounds  to lead  the  Utah Jazz  to an  83-76  win over  the
 Washington Wizards on Saturday.
 
 Gordon  Hayward added 15 points off the bench and Mo Williams scored 12 points
 and dished out six assists for the Jazz, who had dropped two straight entering
 the game.
 
 "(The Wizards) play hard. We talked about it before the game that we can't
 think that because of their record and think we're just going to get a win,"
 said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "They hung in there the whole game, and even
 had a chance to win. There not at full speed right now, but they played hard."
 
 Jordan  Crawford scored  20 points and had eight assists, and Trevor Ariza had
 16 points,  nine rebounds and  three steals for the Wizards, who are only team
 in the NBA without a win this season (0-8).
 
 "It is just discouraging that we can't break through," said Wizards coach
 Randy Wittman. "We have to find a way. I am going to continue to look for
 different combinations, and play different guys together and see trying to get
 into a little bit of a rhythm."
 
 Utah  trailed by as many as eight points in the third quarter, but used an 8-0
 burst  to tie the  game at 55 with 3:44 left in the period. Jefferson's jumper
 with 28.4 seconds left gave the Jazz a 65-63 lead entering the fourth.
 
 The  Jazz saw  their lead grow to  11 in the fourth quarter after Paul Millsap
 buried a 19-foot jumper at the 2:23 mark. The Wizards never got it closer than
 seven the rest of the way.
 
 Washington  scored  the game's  first 11  points and held  a narrow 17-15 lead
 after  one  quarter despite shooting  a dreadful  30.4 percent from the field.
 Ariza  led the  way, netting  seven  of his  points  in the  frame on  3-for-7
 shooting.
 
 The  Wizards  took a 40-38 lead  into the break.  Ariza added nine more in the
 frame and while Hayward led the Jazz with seven.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Jazz are  2-6 on  the road  this season  ... Utah  has won  eight of  the
 last  11 games  against the Wizards ... Washington started the season 0-8 last
 season  before winning  their ninth  game  against Toronto.  The Wizards  host
 Indiana on Monday ... Utah committed 19 turnovers, leading to 25 points.
 
 
 11/18 00:04:52 ET