Jazz beat cold-shooting Magic 87-74
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Derrick Favors added 18 to lift the Utah Jazz to an 87-74 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
The Jazz (6-4) bounced back from a loss in Charlotte and moved to 3-1 on their five-game road trip. The Magic (3-6), meanwhile, went more than nine minutes without a basket and dropped their third straight.
Evan Fournier led Orlando with 21 points, but he was the only starter to score in double figures. D.J. Augustin came off the bench to 19 points.
After falling behind 68-64 lead with 9:58 to play, Utah outscored Orlando 20-4 to reclaim a commanding lead.
The Magic shot just 33.3 percent from the field compared to nearly 41 percent for the Utah.
The Magic's inside players struggled to convert around the basket, with Nikola Vucevic going just 2 of 12 from the field and Serge Ibaka only 3 for 12.
Utah had four players score in double figures, including center Rudy Gobert, who finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Using defense as the catalyst, the Magic used a 9-0 run late in the third quarter to reclaim the lead and control of the game. Augustin scored five points during the run that swung three-point deficit into a 64-58 lead late in the third quarter.
The Jazz used a 12-0 run late in the second quarter to grab the lead on the way to a 42-38 advantage at halftime. Hayward scored six of his 13 first-half points during the run.
Orlando, meanwhile, continued to struggle offensively during the opening half. The Magic went nearly five minutes without a point late in the second quarter.
Vucevic missed several close range shots, going 1 for 7 from the field. Fournier (5 of 8) was the only Magic starter to convert more than one field goal in the first half, with Aaron Gordon and Augustin both coming off the bench to go 3 for 5 during the first 24 minutes.
Orlando shot just 38 percent from the field and was outrebounded 27-17 in the first half.
Jazz: Point guard George Hill missed his third straight game due to a thumb injury. Dante Exum started in his place.
Magic: Jeff Green moved into the starting lineup ahead of Gordon for the first time this regular season. It's the first time in the first nine games that the starting lineup changed. … Forward Damjan Rudez entered into the rotation earlier than he has all season, coming for Vucevic with 2:01 left in the first quarter.
Jazz: Utah concludes its trip at Miami on Saturday.
Magic: Serge Ibaka returns to Oklahoma City for the first time to face Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Sunday. The Magic also will play against Victor Oladipo for the first time since the draft-night trade.