Sports /BasketballJazz overcome Warriors home-court edge(AP) Updated: 2007-05-14 15:23The Utah Jazz sure knew howto close a great show.When the Golden State Warriors wanted to run their pell-mell offense Sundaynight, the Jazz patiently slowed the tempo. When Baron Davis attempted his usualmagic tricks, Utah pulled back the curtain with dogged defense.And when a tight game came down to the final minutes, Derek Fisher upstagedthe Warriors with a shooting show of his own that put the businesslike Jazz onthe edge of an unlikely stage: the Western Conference finals.Carlos Boozer #5 of the Utah Jazzcelebrates after a play as Jason Richardson #23 of the Golden StateWarriors looks on in the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the WesternConference Semifinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2007 atOracle Arena in Oakland, California.[AP]Carlos Boozer had 34 points and 12 rebounds and the Jazz handed theeighth-seeded Warriors their first home loss of the postseason, 115-101 onSunday to put Utah up 3-1 in their second-round playoff series.Fisher scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the surprisingJazz, who hadnt been to the playoffs since the Stockton-to-Malone era ended in2003. Utah won the Northwest Division title this season, but is learning theplayoff game on the fly.The Warriors had another golden mass of fans — but the Jazz had more brass.”That was a big step in the growth process for us as a team,” said Fisher,who missed the series opener and dramatically returned during Game 2 aftertending to his daughters serious health problem.”It was like we knew what to expect. It was a great atmosphere to play in,but we handled it like pros.”With a poised, gritty performance that should have made the former Jazzgreats proud, Utah earned the chance to clinch its first trip to the conferencefinals since 1998 with a victory at home in Game 5 on Tuesday night, ending theWarriors improbable run of playoff excitement.Deron Williams had 20 points and 13 assists as the Jazz finally solved theriddle of Oracle Arena, where the underdog Warriors won their first four playoffhome games with uptempo offense and fan support that dazzled the nation.But with a Jerry Sloan game plan that hearkened back to those bruising dayswhen Karl Malone and John Stockton ruled the West, Utah simply bullied GoldenState.”Were doing better staying with what theyre trying to take away from us,”Sloan said. “Our team hasnt had to make these adjustments, but our guys aregetting better and better.”Al Harrington scored 24 points before fouling out, but Baron Davis had just15 points and seven assists. The Warriors were a dissonant mess through most oftheir first home loss in 10 games dating to the regular season — yet they stillheld a lead in the final minutes before Utahs superior poise won it again.Sleepy Floyd had his 51-point playoff game for the Warriors against the LosAngeles Lakers on Mothers Day 20 years ago, but Davis had no such heroics left.The Warriors leader went 6-for-16, including 2-of-8 on 3-pointers.Golden State Warriors Baron Davis(5) is defended by Utah Jazzs Derek Fisher during the second half of anNBA Western Conference second-round basketball playoff game on Sunday, May13, 2007 in Oakland, Calif..[AP]”I just didnt find it,” Davis said. “Its all on me. Its not on myteammates. It starts on me and ends on me. I have to assume the responsibilityfor this. … Its my job to get that motor running and get us to playing theright basketball we need to be playing.”Fishers 3-pointer put Utah ahead for good with 5:57 left, and the veteranguard — traded by Golden State to the Jazz last summer — hit a long jumper andanother 3-pointer in the final minutes to silence the Oakland din.”This is an environment a lot of our guys hadnt been in before, and Im gladI was able to use some of my experience to help us tonight,” Fisher said.Fisher dropped to the floor in a heap after a scary collision with Davis with1:37 left, but eventually got up to finish the game.Jason Richardson then was ejected for clotheslining Mehmet Okur on a drive tothe basket with 37 seconds left, prompting angry shouts by both players. Okuradded one last dig at the Warriors, hitting a 3-pointer when Utah had a 13-pointlead and 10 seconds to play.Afterward, both Fisher and Okur said the incidents were no cause for anger orconcern. Okur said he “overreacted.”Utah finished the game on a 22-10 run, including a 10-2 push in less than 2minutes after Richardsons 3-pointer with 3:47 left pulled Golden State to93-91.”I dont think we had the same bounce that we had the other night,”Harrington said. “It wasnt for lack of effort, but we never really hit thatgear where we separated from the other team. Weve just got to find a way toplay at the speed we want to play at.”Poor free-throw shooting — the Warriors undoing in Game 2 — hurt themagain in Game 4. Golden State was 21-of-34 from the line, including back-to-backmisses by Davis with 4:39 to play.Stephen Jackson scored 24 points but committed six turnovers and took a spateof foolish shots, while Richardson went nearly 42 minutes between baskets on theway to seven points.Top Sports News · Jazz overcome Warriors home-court edge· Alonso criticises Massa after first lap collision· Federer splits with coach· Charlton tie Liverpool, Zheng shines· China misses both singles titles in Indonesia SeriesTodays Top News · CPI eases, pressure for interest rates hike remains· Bank: deposits diverted to stocks· Yangtze at risk of bank collapses· Al-Qaida says it has missing US troops· 36 dead in Pakistan political violenceMost Commented/Read Stories in 48 Hoursfor(i=1;i