The Nuggets won their third straight game after they had lost their first three of the season.
Denver held the Jazz to 11 points in the second quarter while building a 53-38 halftime advantage. Utah never threatened in the second half while running its road record this season to 0-4.
Kenneth Faried added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Denver and newcomer Andre Iguodala had 15.
Gordon Hayward produced 15 points to lead Utah, which made just 4-of-22 shots from beyond the arc.
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