Al Jefferson scored 22 points and Devin Harris added 19 points, including a late 3-pointer and three free throws down the stretch as the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Hornets 94-90 on Monday night.
Josh Howard scored 13 points off the bench for the Jazz, including six straight in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 80. C.J. Miles had 11 points and four rebounds as the Jazz (2-3) won their second at home to offset three blowout losses on the road.
Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 27 points for New Orleans (2-3), which dropped its third straight. The Hornets continued to struggle from 3-point range, making just 3 of 10 shots.
Utah trailed by as many as seven points early but had a 32-point second-quarter, with key contributions from rookies Enes Kanter and Alec Burks and took a 50-47 lead into halftime.
Rookie center Kanter scored a pair of putbacks, Derrick Favors scored off an alley-oop from Earl Watson and Watson drew his second charge. Burks also hit his first career 3-po...