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Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, center, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams (2) and teammate Derrick Favors (15) defend in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, center, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams (2) and teammate Derrick Favors (15) defend in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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(AP) Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including nine straight in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 113-96 Wednesday night to end the Jazz's winning streak at five.


Utah (39-37) fell a half-game behind the idle Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth Western Conference playoff spot.


Kenneth Faried added 19 points for the Nuggets (51-24), who took three of four from the Jazz this season.


Gordon Hayward led Utah with 18 points, while Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 16 apiece.


Utah guards Mo Williams and Randy Foye were a combined 4 of 21.


The Jazz had made 19 3-pointers in two previous games but were just 6 of 20 from beyond the arc Wednesday.


Denver outscored Utah 58-38 in the paint and 19-13 on the break.


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