Hayward scores 15 as Jazz beat Rockets 102-91

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Reserve Gordon Hayward scored 15 points, Al Jefferson had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the road-weary Houston Rockets 102-91 on Monday night.

Randy Foye hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 23 in the first half after opening the second quarter with a 13-0 run. Utah led by 17 at halftime.

The Rockets pulled within nine late in the third, but Houston wouldn't get any closer with leading scorer James Harden on the bench with a fever and upper-respiratory infection. Harden started 0 of 6 and finished with six points in 17 minutes before exiting just before halftime.

Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 19 points and Jeremy Lin added 13 for Houston, which lost its third straight.

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