Utah Jazz: Jazz lose 90-83 to the Knicks
Published: March 18, 2013 08:27PM
Updated: March 22, 2013 05:45PM
New York Knicks' Raymond Felton (2) lays the ball up as Utah Jazz's Randy Foye (8) defends and Jazz's Mo Williams (5) watches in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 18, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


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Gordon Hayward scored nine points and the Utah Jazz rallied for a 44-42 halftime lead over the New York Knicks on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz started slowly against the Knicks, who were playing without injured starters Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.

New York made its first two shots — including a pair of 3-pointers — and gradually built a 17-12 lead.

The Jazz’s best early stretch started when Hayward drilled a 3-pointer, which triggered an 8-2 run.

The Knicks took a 23-21 lead into a poorly played second quarter.

Jason Kidd’s 3-pointer with 6:40 left in the half gave New York a 30-27 lead. Then, the Knicks extended their advantage to 42-36 when Iman Shumpert hit consecutive three-pointers and Chris Copeland drove past Al Jefferson for a layup.

In the final 1:33, however, Utah converted its final four possessions and took a two-point lead on Mo Williams’ jumper at the buzzer.