Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson scored 17 points each to lead the Jazz to a 109-86 victory over shorthanded Phoenix on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Suns played without top scorer Goran Dragic, who missed the game because of an ankle injury.
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The Jazz made eight of their first 11 shots, including five straight to start the game. They built an 18-11 lead before Gerald Green scored 10 points in a four-minute span to keep the Suns close.
It was 28-25 heading into the second quarter, when Utah converted six of seven possessions and opened a 40-31 lead with 6:36 left in the half.
After Phoenix got back within one, Hayward scored five points in the final 2:45 and Utah closed on an 11-3 run for a 53-44 lead.
The Jazz broke away in the opening 4:15 of the fourth quarter. Diante Garrett scored nine points and Hayward added four, including two on an emphatic drive-and-dunk, to highlight a 17-9 run.
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