SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Deron Williams scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz won their eighth straight, rallying to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night and improve to an NBA-best 12-1.

Carlos Boozer had 31 points and 16 rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko blocked five shots in his first game back after missing five with a sprained ankle.

Utah closed the game on a 7-1 run with Boozer punctuating it by grabbing an offensive rebound and putting it back in with 8.7 seconds left to put it out of reach.

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Lamar Odom finished with 26 for the Lakers, who had won four in a row.

The Lakers were just 6-for-17 from the floor in the fourth quarter and were outscored 32-20 in the final period. After making all five of their 3-point attempts in the third, the Lakers cooled off in the fourth and couldn’t overcome Utah’s huge advantage on the boards.

Utah outrebounded Los Angeles 45-27 and outscored the Lakers 23-9 on second-chance points.

Mehmet Okur also had a double-double for Utah with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Derek Fisher scored 13 against his former team, Gordan Giricek added 12 points and Matt Harpring scored 10.

Kwame Brown scored 15 and Luke Walton finished with 13 points for the Lakers.

Williams also had 10 assists and led the Jazz back after they fell behind by seven early in the fourth quarter.

He grabbed a loose ball after getting blocked by Smush Parker and made a 22-footer to put Utah ahead 107-104. Then after Odom converted a three-point play to tie it with 1:18 left, Williams hit a 3-pointer with a minute left.

Odom missed on a 3-pointer and the rebound bounced to Williams, who made both his free throws with 38 seconds left. After a free throw by Odom, Boozer put back the offensive board to cap it.

Notes: Kirilenko had his 19th block of the season two minutes into the game when Odom tried to drive on him. Kirilenko had two more blocks in the quarter. … After opening the game 22-for-25 from the line, the Lakers were 8-for-12 on free throws in the fourth quarter. … Okur, Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis and Jazz coach Jerry Sloan all received technical fouls.

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