Hayward scores 24, Jazz run away from Hawks 95-68
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 24 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-68 on Friday night.
The Hawks have now lost four of five after starting the season a red-hot 9-2.
Hayward was unstoppable early and started the game making his first six shots. Utah used a 23-2 run early in the fourth quarter to put the game away as George Hill hit a pair 3-pointers and Rudy Gobert converted a three-point play.
Hill finished with 23 and Gobert notched double-double No. 8 with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Dennis Schroder scored a team-high 16 for the Hawks (10-6) and Paul Millsap added 11. Atlanta shot just 31.3 percent from the field.
The Jazz (9-8) won the second quarter 24-11 to push its lead to 48-34 at halftime. They used a 20-3 run to build the cushion, highlighted by a behind-the-back dribble, pull-up jumper by Hill followed by a 3-pointer from the veteran.