Live Analysis: Jazz defeat 76ers for first win of season
By Steve Luhm
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Dec 31, 2011 12:00AM MDT
Derrick Favors scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Friday night, leading the Utah Jazz to a 102-99 victory over Philadelphia in their home opener at Energy Solutions Arena.
Gordon Hayward’s 15-foot jumper with 30.2 seconds left gave the Jazz a 101-97 lead and Utah held on for its first victory of the season.
The Jazz played without center Al Jefferson, who was scratched before tipoff because of an inflamed right ankle.
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