Originally written November 28, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW ORLEANS --- Al Jefferson scored 19 points and Utah forced 19 turnovers in the first three quarters as the Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 96-84 Wednesday night at the New Orleans Arena. The road victory was a breakthrough of sorts for the Jazz, who are 6-0 at home but won for only the third time in 10 road games. Paul Millsap and Marvin Williams added 16 points each Playing without point guard Mo Williams, Utah built a 72-56 lead on the strength of a 31-17 third quarter in which it forced nine New Orleans turnovers and held the Hornets to 5-of-14 shooting. Williams scored eight of his 16 points in the period but had to be helped to the bench late in the quarter after hitting his head and falling to the floor. The Hornets got within seven points on three separate occasions in the fourth quarter -- the last at 84-77 with 5:14 left -- but Gordon Hayward hit a pair of 3-pointers and converted a conventional three-point play in the final 7:08 to help the Jazz regain their...
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