NBA: Utah 111, New Orleans 105

Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:48 AM   |   Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Derrick Favors made two key layups down the stretch Wednesday that lifted Utah to its first win of the season -- a 111-105 victory over New Orleans.

The Jazz had lost their first eight games of the campaign, but rallied in the fourth quarter after trailing by as many as 16 points in the third.

Favors put Utah in front to stay at 98-97 with 3:18 to play by hitting a layup and he converted another one to put the Jazz in front by five with 27 seconds remaining.

Gordon Hayward scored 27 points in leading Utah while Richard Jefferson had 22 and Enes Kanter contributed 21.

Diante Garrett played his first game of the season with Utah after beginning the campaign in the NBA Developmental League. The point guard from Iowa State made an impact with seven points and five assists.

Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans, who have lost three in a row.

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