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Hayward, Favors lead Jazz past slumping Nets, 95-88

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 24 points, including five straight to stop a Nets  rally, and the Utah Jazz beat Brooklyn 95-88 on Sunday night.

Former Nets forward Derrick Favors added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz, who won for the seventh time in nine games and finished off a 3-1 road trip in which they were a second away from being perfect.

Hayward’s flurry started a 10-0 run after the Nets were within a point midway through the fourth quarter.

Brook Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the Nets starting lineup. Thaddeus Young also was inserted into the lineup to make his first start since being acquired from Minnesota for Kevin Garnett at the trade deadline. He also scored 19.