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Favors' putback slam lifts Jazz over struggling Lakers

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Derrick Favors' tip slam with 2.1 seconds remaining lifted the Utah Jazz to a 105-103 decision over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers from EnergySolutions Arena.

Gordon Hayward canned a 3 in transition to break a 99-99 tie before splitting a pair at the free throw line on the next Utah trip for a 103-99 edge with 1:05 remaining. Jordan Hill then scored four in a row for LA to knot the score.

On the decisive trip, Hayward drove right and missed a layup over Robert Sacre, but the Lakers failed to box out Favors, who crashed through the lane and converted the putback dunk. Jodie Meeks' last second 3-point try was nowhere close.

"The two big guys for the Lakers went over and altered his (Hayward) shot a little bit," said Favors. "It went off the rim and I Was just there for the offensive rebound."

Favors finished with 18 points and 14 boards for the Jazz while Hayward scored 24 points to go with a game-high nine assists. Marvin Williams scored 16 points and rookie Trey Burke donated 14 with seven helpers.

"The poise we showed down the stretch after we gave up a little lead, to fight back and make a big play by Derrick and Gordon to win the game shows growth," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "It's great to get a win while we're still learning."

Nick Young led six Lakers in double figures with 21 points off the bench before fouling out with 5:45 left in the fourth. Chris Kaman had 19 points and 10 boards while Hill and Jordan Farmar netted 16 points apiece in the setback.

"We just didn't play good," said Kaman. "We did some decent things, but in the second half we just couldn't get any stops."

Los Angeles has lost four in a row.

The Jazz led 25-23 after the first and 55-52 at the break. The opening half featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes.

Young helped the Lakers pull in front 74-72 after scoring seven points during a 9-0 LA surge midway through the third. Utah fought back to tie it and go back in front by two heading into the fourth after a pair of Alec Burks free throws in the final seconds of the frame.

Williams made 1-of-2 at the line after drawing Young's sixth foul for a 97-90 edge midway through the fourth. Meeks then capped a 9-2 Lakers run to tie it with 2:48 left, setting the stage for Utah's dramatic finish.

Game Notes

Utah won the rebounding margin 43-37 and had 25 assists to LA's 16 ... The Jazz outscored the Lakers 25-12 in transition ... Burks scored 13 off the bench ... LA big man Pau Gasol missed the tilt with an upper respiratory infection. He is listed as day-to-day.

12/28 01:07:16 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
9th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
8th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 6
NYY 5
 
9th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
7th
TEX 11
CWS 0
 
7th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
5th
COL 8
PHI 1
 
1st
OAK 0
HOU 0
 
1st
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
1st
SDP 0
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st
ANA 0
DAL 0
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3