SALT LAKE CITY - Carlos Boozer scored 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and Utah Jazz got back to .500 for the first time in two months, beating the Denver Nuggets 104-83 on Wednesday.
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The Jazz improved their playoff chances by beating Denver for the third time this season, although Wednesday's version of the Nuggets was a diluted one. Denver used just eight players two nights after clinching the Northwest Division, allowing Kenyon Martin (knee) and Marcus Camby (back) to rest.
Utah (39-39) got within 112 games of Sacramento for the final playoff spot, although the Kings hold the tiebreaker over the Jazz.
Carmelo Anthony led Denver with 18 points.