The Utah Jazz's losing streak is over, and their playoff hopes are very much alive.
The Jazz jumped out to a big early lead and didn't let up, blowing out the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 on Monday night to halt a four-game skid.
''We talked about it before the game, talked about it at halftime as well,'' said Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward, who had 15 points thanks to 3-of-3 shooting beyond the arc. ''Don't give them any breathing room, no reason to hope.''
Instead, the Jazz (35-36) still harbor their own hopes. Their win, coupled with a Lakers loss at Golden State, moved Utah within a game of the eighth-place Lakers (36-35) in the Western Conference.
''We can definitely do it,'' Hayward said. ''We've beaten some of the best teams in the league. I know we can do it. It's just a matter of us going out there, playing as a team, helping each other defensively and making a lot of plays.''
Hayward got the Jazz rolling with a pair of 3-pointers that helped stake Utah to a 10-0 lead. Rand...