The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 7, 2014

Jazz upset Thunder


Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY —  Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points, including Utah’s final 17 points, to overcome Kevin Durant’s 48 points and lead the Jazz to a 112-101 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

After the Thunder sliced a 24-point Jazz lead to 99-94, Hayward made five straight jumpers — two of them 3-pointers — in his personal 17-0 run to clinch Utah’s fourth straight home win.

The Utah forward made 13 of 16 field goals and added 11 rebounds and seven assists to offset Durant, who matched this season’s NBA high scoring total that he set against the Timberwolves on Saturday.

Without Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, Durant took the ball nearly every possession in the fourth quarter. He missed all four final-period field-goal attempts but made 11 of 13 from the line in the final 12 minutes.

The Thunder will be back in action Thursday night against Denver at 9:30 p.m.

The game will be televised on TNT.

JAZZ 112, THUNDER 101

OKLAHOMA CITY (101) — Durant 14-34 17-19 48, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Perkins 3-7 0-0 6,  Jackson 6-14 7-10 20, Sefolosha 2-7 0-0 4, Adams 2-3 0-0 4,  Lamb 4-14 0-0 9, Collison 3-3 1-2 8, Fisher 1-6 0-0 2,  Roberson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-89 25-31 101.

UTAH (112) — Jefferson 3-6 2-2 10, Williams 4-7 2-2 12, Favors 6-9 3-4 15,  Burke 4-12 1-2 10, Hayward 13-16 9-13 37, Burks 3-4 3-4 9,  Kanter 4-8 2-2 10, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0, Rush 2-4 0-0 5, Evans 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 40-68 24-31 112.



Oklahoma City    28    19    27    27    —    101

Utah    30    29    31    22    —    112



3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 6-34 (Durant 3-13, Collison 1-1, Jackson  1-4, Lamb 1-8, Jones 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Fisher 0-5), Utah 8-18 (Hayward  2-3, Williams 2-4, Jefferson 2-5, Rush 1-2, Burke 1-4). Fouled  Out—Williams. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 48 (Durant 7), Utah 47 (Hayward  11). Assists—Oklahoma City 18 (Jackson 6), Utah 22 (Hayward 7). Total  Fouls—Oklahoma City 27, Utah 20. Technicals—Oklahoma City Coach Brooks,  Oklahoma City defensive three second, Kanter. A—18,547 (19,911)