INDIANAPOLIS — After a victory over the Detroit Pistons last Wednesday got the Utah Jazz off to a nice start on a four-game road trip, the team has now lost three consecutive contests.
On Monday evening, the Jazz fell to the Indiana Pacers 107-100 in their final game before returning back home to face the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
Utah stayed within striking distance throughout most of the game before a run late in the third quarter gave the Pacers a 10-point lead. Down 11 with just over two minutes remaining, the Jazz went on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to three at 100-97 but couldn't get closer than that.
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• The Jazz finished with two more field goals and a better field goal percentage, but the Pacers hit four more 3-pointers and seven more free throws..
• Six Indiana players finished in double figures compared to four for Utah.
• The Jazz were plus-14 in points in the paint and plus-15 in fast break points.
Records: Utah (43-28); Indiana (36-34)
Playing in his home state, Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 38 points.
Jeff Teague led a balanced attack with 21 points.
Jazz: vs. New York, Wednesday, March 22, 8:30 p.m.
Pacers: at Boston, Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m.