Gordon Hayward has 27 points as Jazz beat Bulls in OT


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Rodney Hood added 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 105-96 in overtime on Monday night.

Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help Utah win its third straight.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points and Pau Gasol added 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Chicago. Derrick Rose chipped in 14 for the Bulls, who lost for the third time in four games.

Chicago and Utah traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter. Rose’s 3-pointer with 18.5 seconds left put Chicago ahead 93-90.

Hayward made 1 of 2 free throws, but the Jazz grabbed the rebound and Hayward drove for the tying layup with 4.8 seconds left in regulation.

In the extra period, Hayward made back-to-back pull-up jumpers and followed with a dunk to give Utah the lead for good at 102-95 with 59.9 seconds remaining.

Gasol gave Utah’s defense fits in the first quarter. He scored baskets on his first four shots and totaled 11 points in the quarter. Three baskets came on jumpers from the same spot at the top of the key and Gasol’s final one, a dunk over Gobert, tied the game at 21-21.

His efforts helped the Bulls weather a hot start by the Jazz offense. Utah made nine of its first 13 shots from the field and took a 21-17 lead on back-to-back layups from Raul Neto and a pair of free throws from Hayward. Chicago kept pace and the Bulls briefly darted ahead 31-26 early in the second quarter on Tony Snell‘s 3-pointer.

Burke and Hood answered with back-to-back 3s to help Utah regain the lead. It sparked a 14-0 run for the Jazz which culminated in another set of back-to-back 3s from Neto and Hayward, giving Utah a 40-31 lead with 6:42 left before halftime.

It didn’t take long for Chicago to bounce back. The Bulls scored 10 straight points, culminating in a go-ahead 3-pointer from Butler, to take a 41-40 lead less than two minutes later. Chicago did not ease off the gas pedal. The Bulls strung together a 18-2 run overall – punctuated by Gibson’s dunk that gave his team a 49-42 lead with 1:35 left before halftime.

After trailing for the bulk of the third quarter, Utah finally surged ahead on back-to-back baskets from Gobert. He put the Jazz up 67-66 on a dunk with 1:25 left in the quarter.


Bulls: Rose needs five more assists to pass former Bulls guard John Paxson for 7th place in franchise history in career assists. … Chicago fell to 0-5 in overtime games all-time against Utah.

Jazz: Hayward extended his streak of consecutive made free throws to 35 before finally missing two attempts in the fourth quarter. Hayward went 8 for 10 from the line against Chicago. … Neto scored a career-high 14 points. His previous career high was 13 in a 103-101 loss to Sacramento on Jan. 14th.