Williams' 15 lift Jazz over Thunder 97-81

Williams' 15 lift Jazz over Thunder 97-81
October 12, 2012, 11:38 pm
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson, top, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Darnell Jackson (33) defends in the second quarter during an preseason NBA basketball game on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Mo Williams hit his first four shots and finished with 15 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 97-81 victory over Oklahoma City in a preseason game Friday night.

Gordon Hayward added 13 despite an 0-for-6 start while Al Jefferson had 12 points. Reserve Enes Kanter had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Reserve Perry Jones had 14 points for Oklahoma City, which was without key players because of injury and did not play point guard Russell Westbrook.

Thunder forward Kevin Durant played 19 minutes and finished with nine points, three assists, two rebounds and a blocked shot.

The game was a chance for both teams to look at young players. Fifteen Jazz players had played by halftime.

The Jazz got off to a fast start behind two of their new additions, with Mo Williams scoring 10 first-quarter points and Marvin Williams adding eight as Utah took command early.