SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 31 points, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 120-101 on Tuesday night for their season-best fourth straight win.
Utah started strong en route to a season high for scoring. Rodney Hood had 10 points during a 20-5 first-quarter run after trailing 16-9, and Houston never led again. Hood finished with 19 points.
Rudy Gobert recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 16 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Hayward had seven assists and five rebounds.
James Harden scored 26 points but was an inefficient 8 for 23 from the field. He also had seven assists and five rebounds, while Eric Gordon scored 24 points off the bench.