Depleted Knicks Fall in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New York Knicks 87-82 on Tuesday night to tie a season high with their third straight victory.
Both teams struggled to score as the Jazz were without leading scorer Gordon Hayward (back) and the Knicks have been injury-plagued all season. New York missed Tim Hardaway Jr. (back) for the second consecutive game.
Reserve Rodney Hood scored 17 points for the Jazz, while Rudy Gobert added 10 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Hood and Favors carried the offensive load in the fourth after the Knicks took a two-point lead.
Alexey Shved scored 21 points and had a career-high 10 rebounds for the Knicks. Andrea Bargnani finished with 20 points.