Carlos Boozer powered the Utah Jazz to a 115-101 road victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, the Game Four win putting the visitors on the brink of a Western Conference finals berth.
Boozer scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds to put the Jazz in a position to wrap up the best-of-seven series with a win at Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
Derek Fisher added 21 points, 14 of them in the fourth quarter, and Deron Williams contributed 20 points and 13 assists to the win.
"We couldn't handle Boozer," Golden State coach Don Nelson told reporters. "I don't think people realize, he is a major, major star. Their strength is our weakness. They're strong and big and go inside, and we're not."
Utah, which trailed by three points after three quarters, used a 7-1 fourth-quarter run to take control of the game as Fisher took over the scoring.
The Jazz guard had 14 points in the fourth quarter, getting 10 points in the final 5:55 to help the Jazz overcome an 87-86 Golden State lead.
His three-pointer touched off the 7-1 run and by the time it ended with a Fisher jumper at 4:07, Utah led 93-88.
Another three-pointer by Fisher at 2:16 started a 6-0 run that raised the Utah lead to 103-93.
"He knows what it takes to win," Jazz forward Paul Millsap told reporters.
Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington each had 24 points for the Warriors, but sparkplug Baron Davis scored just 15.
"We attacked the basket," Davis told reporters. "But I think we kind of got discouraged once we didn't get calls, and we can't play like that. We can't look to the refs and complain. I thought that took our aggression away."