Posted: Apr 25, 2010 10:48 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 13 rebounds, Deron Williams added 24 points and 13 assists, and the Utah Jazz held off a late charge to beat the Denver Nuggets 117-106 on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference playoff series.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 39 points and led the Nuggets back within range late in the fourth quarter, but the Nuggets never caught all the way up and lost for the third straight time in the series.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Denver, where the Nuggets will need to win at home to stay alive.
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