SALT LAKE CITY (AP) George Hill scored 22 points in his return from an eight-game absence and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 108-83 on Wednesday night to break a four-game losing streak.
Hill had tape covering the strained thumb on his shooting hand and the nine-year veteran showed no signs of rust.
Rudy Gobert posted his eighth double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward added 22 points and seven assists.
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Rookie Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 23 points off the bench. Kenneth Faried finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Jazz put away the game with a 17-3 run to start the third quarter to take a 70-50 lead, punctuated by Hill's 3-pointer from the right corner. Utah shot 49.4 percent and the Nuggets struggled to just 31.5 percent.