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TAYLORSVILLE — Twelve rebounds and 12 points from Russian rookie Andrei Kirilenko were not enough to keep the Jazz from blowing a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter to Denver, which beat Utah 67-64 Tuesday night in Rocky Mountain Revue play at Salt Lake Community College.

Nuggets regular James Posey had a game-high 16 points for Denver, including a final go-ahead basket with 52 seconds remaining. Posey scored six points on two baskets-and-one in the final minute, helping the Nuggets outscore the Jazz 26-14 in the fourth quarter.

Kirilenko played 29 minutes despite taking an elbow to the head Monday night, when he needed six stitches to close a gash over his right eye.

DeShawn Stevenson added 10 points for Utah, now 1-2 in the nine-day, 11-team summer league for NBA rookies, youngsters and free agents.

The Jazz are idle tonight, then play their final three Revue games Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In Tuesday's other Revue games:

DALLAS 92, PHOENIX 91: Kenny Satterfield's 18-foot jumper as time expired lifted the Mavericks past the Suns, who were livid when 1.3 seconds was added to the 0.3 left on the clock following an out-of-bounds play. Phoenix head coach Scott Skiles, who wasn't even working the sideline, was so mad he had to be separated from officials in a hallway. Satterfield, a second-round selection from Cincinnati, scored a team-high 23. Charlie Bell, who reportedly agreed to contract terms with Phoenix on Monday, had a game-high 34 points.

PORTLAND 86, CLEVELAND 72: Zach Randolph followed a 39-point Monday performance with a 28-point, 12-point effort against the Cavaliers. Randolph, who left Michigan State after one season, is averaging 28.7 points in three games. Maurice Carter added 16 points, Isaac Fontaine 15 points and Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje 14 rebounds for Portland, now 3-0 in Revue play. The Blazers were without Erick Barkley, who sustained a groin strain Monday. Trajan Langdon scored 15 for Cleveland, which also got 6 points in 11 minutes from Utah State product Silas Mills.

CHICAGO 87, TORONTO 66: The Bulls rolled past the Raptors with six players scoring in double figures, topped by Trenton Hassell's 14 and Sean Lampley's 13. Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry, Chicago's two rookies straight out of high school, added 10 apiece. Brian Skinner had a game-high 15 points for Toronto, which trailed by as many as 27.


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