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Utah 101, Chicago 93

Game 46: Wednesday at the Delta Center... 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Bulls 35 21 13 24 - 93

Jazz 13 32 26 30 - 101

1st quarter: The quarter starts bad for the Jazz and ends even worse. The Bulls jump out to a 10-2 lead early. Chicago, with Michael Jordan leading the way, ends the half with a 16-point run, giving them a 22-point lead.

2nd quarter: Seldom-used Chris Morris sparks a Jazz rally after Utah falls behind by 24. A pair of flagrant fouls on the Bulls doesn't hurt, either. Utah goes on a 17-2 run to cut the gap to nine. Morris scores 10 in the quarter, but Chicago still leads by 11 at the half, 56-45.

3rd quarter: Karl Malone leads the Jazz with 12 points - to Jordan's six. Utah makes three consecutive 3-pointers - two by Bryon Russell and one by Howard Eisley - to turn a seven-point deficit into a two-point lead entering the fourth.

4th quarter: John Stockton scores eight points with six assists and Shandon Anderson makes all three of his field goal attempts for eight points as the Jazz hang on to the slim advantage. Scottie Pippen sits out the entire quarter with a sore right hamstring.

Who's hot: Malone. The Mailman finished 14-for-21 from the field, scored 30 points, pulled down a team-high eight rebounds with four assists and two blocked shots.

Key to the game: After perhaps the most lethargic first quarter of the season for the Jazz, Morris gave the team a spark off the bench to ensure the Bulls lead was down to a more reasonable 11-point margin at the break.

Records: Jazz 31-15; Bulls 34-15

Quotable: "If I made any comment I'd be fined by the league." - Bulls coach Phil Jackson.

Notable: The last time the Jazz swept the season series against the Bulls was in 1994-95. But that was during Jordan's retirement while he was trying his luck as a baseball player. It was the first time a Bulls team with Jordan on the roster had lost a season series since the 1992-93 season when Houston and San Antonio did the trick . . . Utah's record at the All-Star break last season was 33-14. It was 32-16 at the break during the 1995-96 season . . . Malone, who seems to be passing a milestone nearly every other game these days, pulled down his 11,000th rebound in the second quarter. He finished the game with 11,004 . . . It was easily the biggest come-from-behind win of the season for the Jazz, but they still haven't won a game when they've trailed after three quarters. The Jazz, who led by a bucket entering the fourth against the Bulls, are 0-12 in games when trailing after three this year . . . The Jazz will now have four days off before meeting for a practice Monday evening.

Next Up: L.A. Clippers vs. Jazz, Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Delta Center.