Hill scores 22 in return, Jazz beat Nuggets 108-83
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.
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.