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NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at Utah



(Wednesday, February 26th)

Final Score: Utah 109, Phoenix 86

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson led seven Utah scorers in double digits with 17 points apiece and the Jazz rolled to a 109-86 win over the shorthanded Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

Hayward had 10 rebounds and finished one assist short of a triple-double for the Jazz, who have won two in a row on the heels of a three-game losing streak.

Derrick Favors, Diante Garrett and Alec Burks each scored 15 points in the win, Jeremy Evans had 11 and Trey Burk scored 10.

The Suns played without injured leading scorer Goran Dragic and dropped their third game in a row. Dragic was out with a sprained right ankle he tweaked in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.

Gerald Green led Phoenix with 17 points. Archie Goodwin scored 16 off the bench and Ish Smith had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Utah went 2-1 on a three-game homestand and will start a six-game road trip Friday at Cleveland

"We're going on a long road trip against some good teams so it was important to get this win," said Favors. "Hopefully we come out of the trip with a winning record."

Jefferson scored the first five points of an 8-0 burst in the third quarter that pushed Utah's lead to 13 points. It reached as high as 15 later in the period and was 78-64 going into the fourth.

The Suns were never closer than 12 the rest of the way and Utah's lead got as high as 25.

"We played last night and were shorthanded and it just looked like the guys ran out of gas," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Favors scored 12 points in the first half and Jefferson and Burke added 10 apiece to lead Utah to a 53-44 lead at the break.

Green had 13 points in the first half for Phoenix, which had a couple of one- point leads early in the second quarter but trailed the rest of the time.

Game Notes

Leandro Barbosa (sprained toe) and Viacheslav Kravtsov (sprained ankle) remained out for the Suns ... The Suns played their only road game in a nine- game stretch. They will start a four-game homestand Friday against New Orleans ... Garrett's 15 points were a career high.

02/26 23:54:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
18th
DUR 6
GWI 6
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
 
8th
BAL 4
BOS 4
 
Final
NYY 6
NYM 1
 
9th
DET 1
CLE 13
 
9th
CIN 3
CHC 3
 
Final
TAM 12
TOR 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 2
 
6th
CWS 1
KAN 2
 
6th
MIL 0
STL 3
 
5th
COL 3
SFG 3
 
1st
ARI 0
PIT 1
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
MIN
Final
DAL 128
HOU 130
 
3rd
WAS 67
TOR 68
 
1st
SAN 11
LAC 6
 
Final
MON 1
OTT 5
 
2nd Intermission
NYR 1
PIT 1
 
1st
STL 0
MIN 0
 
18th
DUR 6
GWI 6