The Utah Jazz came into the night with another slow start finishing the first quarter in a 20-20 tie with the New Orleans Hornets. Al Jefferson led all scorers with 19 points and Millsap and Marvin added 16 points as the Jazz finished off the Hornets 96-84. Lopez and Vazquez both had 18 points for the Hornets as they fall to 4-10 on the season.
Gordon Hayward added 15 points off the bench and Favors finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds in just 17 minutes of play. Jazz outscored the Hornets 15-2 with Favors on the floor from 2:35 in the first quarter until 5:09 left in the second quarter. The bench played well and put the Jazz ahead until the starters came in and squandered the lead to just 2 points at half 41-39. Al Jefferson led all players with 13 at half.
The Jazz starters came out with energy in the 2nd half with a 10-3 run to start the second half and finished outscoring the Hornets 31-17 in the 3rd. The Jazz shot 49% and held the Hornets to just 42%. The Jazz go to 9-7 on the season, winning five of their last 6 games. They continue their road trip with the Thunder on Friday and finish it off with the Rockets on Saturday. The Hornets have lost eight of their last 9 games and play the Thunder on Saturday.
Game Notes: Mo Williams sat out his 3rd straight game with a foot injury. Anthony Davis missed his sixth consecutive game and Eric Gordon has yet to play this season. Marvin Williams left the game in the 3rdquarter after hitting his head hard on the floor. Jazz win 3rd road game this season.