Jazz get 21 points from Favors, 20 from Hood to beat Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) Derrick Favors scored 23 points, Rodney Hood added 20 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 97-96 on Sunday night to end a three-game skid.
Paul Millsap had a season-high 28 points for the Hawks but failed to hit the rim on a 3-point attempt in the final minute and missed a 12-footer at the buzzer.
Atlanta has lost three of four. Point guard Jeff Teague sat out with a sore ankle, leaving the Hawks without their second-leading scorer. Dennis Schroder finished with 11 points, nine assists and no turnovers in his absence.
Utah took a seven-point lead on Alec Burks' runner with 2:20 remaining.
Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each had 16 points for the Hawks. Horford's 3 with 33 seconds left made it 97-96. Favors missed a jumper on the next possession but grabbed the rebound from Millsap's miss to seal it.
Gobert had 11 rebounds, Burks added 18 points as a reserve and Hood scored 15 points in the second half.
ACKNOWLEDGING PARIS ATTACKS
The Hawks held a moment of silence, played France's national anthem and had a video display of the French flag at center court to acknowledge victims of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
Jazz: Utah snapped an eight-game losing streak to Atlanta. The Jazz had dropped 11 of 12 in the series. … Shot-clock violations caused three of Utah's 11 first-half turnovers. The Jazz had only six turnovers in the second half.
Hawks: G Tim Hardaway Jr., acquired from New York for a first-round pick on draft night, still hasn't played this season. With Teague sidelined, Hardaway was in uniform. He's dressed for seven games and has been on the inactive list five times. Coach Mike Budenholzer is hoping Hardaway, now in his third season, will improve his defense in practice. … F Mike Scott didn't play for the first time this season.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
Budenholzer was back with the team after missing a loss Friday night in Boston because of his wife's undisclosed medical emergency. He is not discussing Mary Beth Budenholzer's health status.
The Jazz began the game ranked second overall in opponent scoring average. Coach Quin Snyder believes his team can get even better after finding ''an identity last year on the defensive end.'' He credits the 6-foot-10, 265-pound Favors, now in his sixth season, with being able to step out when necessary and guard the perimeter.
Jazz: Host Toronto on Wednesday night.
Hawks: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
- Al Horford
- Alec Burks
- Atlanta Hawks
- Dennis Schroder
- Derrick Favors
- Jeff Teague
- Kent Bazemore
- Mike Scott
- Paul Millsap
- Rodney Hood
- Tim Hardaway Jr.
- Utah Jazz