The Utah Jazz had seen enough of the Golden State Warriors' dominance at home.
Carlos Boozer and the Jazz shoved and scraped to slow down the Warriors - and then Derek Fisher put a sweet finish on a victory that put Utah on the brink of the Western Conference finals.
Boozer had 34 points and 12 rebounds last night as the Jazz handed the eighth-seeded Warriors their first home loss of the postseason, 115-101, 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 surprising Jazz, who can clinch their first trip to the conference finals since 1998 with a victory at home in Game 5 tomorrow night.
Deron Williams had 20 points and 13 assists as the Jazz finally solved the riddle of Oracle Arena, where the underdog Warriors won their first four playoff home games.
But with a Jerry Sloan game plan that hearkened back to those bruising days when Karl Malone and John Stockton ruled the West, Utah simply bullied past Golden State.
The Warriors' Al Harrington scored 24 points before fouling out, but Baron Davis had just 15 points and seven assists.
The Warriors missed 13 of 34 free throws, marking the second time in the series that missed free throws cost them a game. They missed three in the final minute of regulation in an overtime loss in Game 2 last week in Utah.
The Warriors had lost only one of their previous 15 home games - a 126-89 loss to San Antonio on March 26 - and had outscored the opposition by an average of 16.8 points in their first four playoff games in Oakland.
In another game:
* At Chicago, Luol Deng scored 25 points, Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon added 19 apiece, and the Bulls hung on to beat the Detroit Pistons, 102-87, in Game 4 to avoid a sweep in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Unlike Game 3, when the Bulls saw a 19-point lead dissolve into a seven-point loss, Chicago withstood a late push by Detroit. The Bulls outscored the Pistons 27-13 in the third quarter to widen a seven-point halftime lead into a 77-56 advantage going into the fourth.
The Bulls still have a long way to go to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only major pro teams to win a best-of-seven series after falling behind 3-0. The Pistons will try to wrap this one up tomorrow at The Palace of Auburn Hills, where they blew out Chicago in Games 1 and 2 after sweeping Orlando in the first round.
Chauncey Billups led Detroit with 23 points. *