Utah Jazz: Bad luck strikes in loss to Hornets, Jazz falter on the road

Published: Friday, Nov. 2 2012 11:14 p.m. MDT

"We were trying to switch everything there at the end," Hayward explained. "I just slipped and fell and he just drove around me, hit a tough shot. It can't come down to that, though. We should have put them away earlier. We've just got to be better."

For a brief period, it seemed like the Jazz were on the verge of replicating some Miami magic. Paul Millsap hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds to go.

That set up a big finish for the small-but-rowdy crowd of 14,147.

Five Jazz players hit double figures, led by Foye. But Millsap only had 11, Al Jefferson contributed just 10 on 5-for-13 shooting and Marvin Williams had a mere five points after his 21-point Jazz debut.

Mo Williams scored 16 points, but he missed 10 of 16 shots and dished out only four assists with two turnovers.

NOTES: The Jazz's 10-for-28 night from 3-point range was a franchise-high for a regulation game. Utah also put up 28 treys in last season's triple-overtime win over Dallas. … Utah only had four 20-point performances off the bench last year — two apiece by Hayward and C.J. Miles. … Alec Burks, Jeremy Evans and Kevin Murphy did not play.

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