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Hayward, Jazz beat Houston for second straight win
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) takes the ball inside, as Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) defends, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) takes the ball inside, as Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) defends, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) dribble up for a shot,  in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) gets past Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12),  in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) takes the ball inside, as Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) defends, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) shoots over Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale complains about a call, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Jeremy Evans tries to grab the ball from Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) gets high-fives from the bench at the end of the game, as the Jazz beat the Rockets  in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) guards Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) brings the ball down court, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) tips the ball away from Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (2), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) congratulates Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) after Williams stoled the ball, and hit a big basket giving the Jazz a 5 point lead with less than a minute left in the game,  in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) goes in for two points, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) looks for someone to hand the ball off too, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over big Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) guards Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) dunks the ball for the Jazz, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) passes the ball under the arm of big Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin shouts directions to his team, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
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Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) races Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) to the basket, in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) guards Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) guards Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

 Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) guards Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) scores on the play, as he is fouled by Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) scores on the play, as he is fouled by Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) takes the ball past Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) blocls a shot by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) shoots over Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) blocls a shot by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Gordon Hayward has turned in some great performances for the Jazz this season and has struggled at other times.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Diante Garrett (8) knocks the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) and Richard Jefferson (24) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) double team Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz small forward Jeremy Evans (40) and Richard Jefferson (24) and Utah Jazz point guard Alec Burks (10) double team Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Diante Garrett (8) knocks the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) looks for a shot in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) steals the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) steals the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0), in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) looks for a shot in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. the Houston Rockets, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, December 2, 2013.

Gordon Hayward scored 29 points while Alec Burks and Trey Burke added 21 to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-103 victory over Houston on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz won their second straight game and improved to 4-15 this season. Houston had a five-game winning streak snapped and, despite 37 points by James Harden, slipped to 13-6.

The Jazz used a 12-2 run to build a 36-23 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Houston rallied to take a 45-44 lead, but Burks finished the half with five points in the final 38 seconds to help the Jazz move back in front at halftime, 53-30.

Utah never lost the lead in the second half, but needed five points by Marvin Williams in the final two minutes to hold off Harden and the Rockets.

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