C.J. Miles had 13 points with three 3-pointers for the Jazz. Deron Williams added 11 points and five assists.
J.R. Smith was 8-for-13 on 3-pointers and finished with 26 points for the Nuggets. Yakhouba Diawara had 17 points and Carmelo Anthony had 14 for Denver.
Denver coach George Karl was ejected after receiving his second technical foul with 7:39 left in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets trailing 100-81. Utah scored the next seven points, the final two coming on Dee Brown's short jumper, and the Jazz withstood a 3-point barrage from Smith and Diawara, three each over the final 5:52 of the game.
The Jazz led 95-72 at the start of the fourth quarter, thanks to nine points from Boozer in the third period. Utah led by as much as 77-49 after a follow-up dunk by Hiram Fuller with 8:12 left in the quarter.
Miles had two 3-pointers and 12 of his points in the second quarter as Utah led 63-45 at halftime.
Denver's Marcus Camby did not dress because of a foot injury.