Gordon Hayward scores 24, Jazz beats 76ers 95-91
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 24, including a 3-pointer that put the Utah Jazz ahead for good in a 95-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The Jazz ended a two-game skid despite missing Derrick Favors and high-scoring reserve Alec Burks.
The 76ers failed to win consecutive games for the first time this season after winning its second game on Saturday.
The Jazz led by 19 midway through the third quarter, but the 76ers went on a 29-10 run to close the quarter. Nerlens Noel's dunk off a slick pass from Ish Smith gave Philadelphia its first lead of the night at 78-76.
The two teams were tied at 89 in when Noel caught an alley-oop from Smith to put the 76ers up 91-89 with 38.3 seconds remaining.
Hayward answered with a 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left to go up 92-91.
Smith scored a season-high 22 points in his second game with the 76ers after being traded from the Pelicans. Noel scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked five shots
Burke scored 14 for the Jazz.