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NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Utah

1:27 AM, Apr 25, 2012   |    comments
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Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Al Jefferson went on a personal eight- point run in the fourth quarter and helped the Utah Jazz clinch the final postseason spot in the Western Conference with a 100-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Jazz ended a seven-game losing streak to the Suns and eliminated Phoenix from postseason contention in the process. Utah is currently the eighth seed in the West, 1 1/2 games behind the Nuggets.

The Suns missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since a three-year hiatus from 1986-88.

Jefferson finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 26 and 15 and Derrick Favors also recorded a double-double with 13 and 11 to go with five blocks for Utah, which has gone 7-3 in its last 10 games and closes out the regular season at home against the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

Steve Nash, in perhaps his final season in Phoenix with free agency looming in the offseason, totaled 14 points and 11 assists in the loss.

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