Hayward scores 27 to lift Jazz over Mavericks

Hayward scores 27 to lift Jazz over Mavericks
January 7, 2013, 11:43 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 7: Gordon Hayward #29 of the Utah Jazz drives against Vince Carter #25 of the Dallas Mavericks at Energy Solutions Arena on January 7, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 on Monday night.

Alec Burks added a season-high 13, including eight in the fourth quarter when Utah held Dallas (13-22) to 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 20 points. He had six straight late, but also was called for a charge with 32 seconds remaining as he tried to get Dallas within two.

The Jazz made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Al Jefferson added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Utah (18-18), which has won both meetings with Dallas this season.

The Mavs (13-22) have lost three straight and 12 of their last 14.