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Another Jazz rally takes down Magic

Jazz point guard Deron Williams, left, keeping the ball from Jameer Nelson, scores 30 to lead the rally.

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Jazz point guard Deron Williams, left, keeping the ball from Jameer Nelson, scores 30 to lead the rally.

ORLANDO — The Jazz rallied again, coming back from a double-digit deficit for the second night in a row.

Deron Williams had 30 points, Paul Millsap added 23 and Utah beat the Magic 104-94 Wednesday night.

A night after a 22-point comeback victory in overtime at Miami, the Jazz went down 18 points in the third quarter but came back to stun Orlando. Al Jefferson had a huge hook over Dwight Howard, and Williams followed with a jumper over Jameer Nelson with 46.5 seconds left to give Utah an eight-point lead.

What's the key for the Jazz?

"I guess, getting behind," Millsap joked. "I guess that's what it takes to show all our talents."

Vince Carter had 20 points and Nelson returned from a sprained left ankle to score 19 for the Magic, which had its four-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time in the new Amway Center.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy called it a "disturbing loss" with 21 turnovers that was similar to an 18-point lead it blew against Charlotte last week. Although Orlando won that game, Van Gundy didn't think his team learned anything from it.

"Ridiculous professional basketball," he said.

The Jazz's furious rally was highlighted by a 24-2 run between the third and fourth quarters. Andrei Kirilenko and Williams both hit two 3-pointers during the spurt to give it an 80-76 lead.

The Jazz also rallied from 18 points down to beat the Clippers on Saturday night before it dug out of a big hole to stun Miami.

"It's tough to do," Williams said. "It just happened for us two nights in a row. So consider us lucky."

"Improbable? We're supposed to be able to play," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said of winning at Miami and Orlando on consecutive nights. "It wasn't probable, it was just a matter of trying to come and play and worry about what happened later."

UTAH (104): Kirilenko 3-9 4-4 12, Millsap 8-15 7-8 23, Jefferson 10-16 1-1 21, D.Williams 8-19 11-12 30, Bell 4-5 0-0 8, Miles 2-4 1-1 5, Fesenko 2-3 1-2 5, Price 0-2 0-0 0, Elson 0-0 0-0 0, Hayward 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 25-28 104.

ORLANDO (94): Lewis 6-15 1-3 16, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Howard 5-8 4-11 14, Nelson 5-12 5-5 19, Carter 8-17 0-0 20, Bass 5-10 4-6 14, Richardson 1-6 0-0 3, Gortat 3-4 0-0 6, Duhon 0-4 0-0 0, Redick 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 34-79 14-25 94.

Utah 22 13 30 39— 104

Orlando 23 22 29 20— 94

3-Point GoalsUtah 5-14 (D.Williams 3-7, Kirilenko 2-4, Miles 0-1, Bell 0-1, Price 0-1), Orlando 12-32 (Nelson 4-7, Carter 4-10, Lewis 3-7, Richardson 1-4, Duhon 0-2, Redick 0-2). Fouled OutNelson. ReboundsUtah 42 (Jefferson 8), Orlando 54 (Gortat 10). AssistsUtah 24 (D.Williams 14), Orlando 23 (Nelson 7). Total FoulsUtah 22, Orlando 21. TechnicalsMillsap, Howard, Lewis, Orlando Coach Van Gundy. A18,846 (18,500).

Jazz 104

Magic 94

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