Harris fuels Jazz win over Magic in OT 117-107



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Devin Harris scored 21 points and had a key block that forced overtime to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Orlando Magic 117-107 and keep their lock on the final Western Conference playoff spot.

The Magic (36-27) dropped their second straight and first since All-Star center Dwight Howard had back surgery that will keep him out until next season.

Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 23 points, including three 3-pointers, but had his shot blocked at the end of regulation.

The Jazz trailed by 14 in the first half, by 12 in the third and by six midway through the fourth before rallying.

Al Jefferson’s jumper tied it at 101 before Harris’ big block.

The Jazz (34-30) moved ahead of Phoenix (33-31) for the eighth and final spot after the Suns lost to Denver earlier. But Utah and Phoenix play Tuesday in Salt Lake City, and the Suns hold the tiebreaker.