Video By Brian Stirland
By LYNN DeBRUIN
AP Sports Writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Reserve Gordon Hayward scored 15 points, Al Jefferson
had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the road-weary Houston Rock
ets 102-91 on Monday night.
Randy Foye hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Jazz, who led by
as many as 23 in the first half after opening the second quarter with a 13-0 run
. Utah led by 17 at halftime.
The Rockets pulled within nine late in the third, but Houston wouldn't get an
y closer with leading scorer James Harden on the bench with a fever and upper-re
spiratory infection. Harden started 0 of 6 and finished with six points in 17 mi
nutes before exiting just before halftime.
Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 19 points and Jeremy Lin added 13 for
Houston, which lost its third straight.