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Utah Jazz basketball: Nuggets beat Jazz 104-84

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 9:32 a.m. MDT

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) power forward Derrick Favors (15) grab a rebound in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez) (Barry Gutierrez, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) power forward Derrick Favors (15) grab a rebound in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez) (Barry Gutierrez, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The Utah Jazz continued to struggle on the road, falling to the Denver Nuggets 104-84 in Denver on Friday.

After outscoring Denver 27-26 in the first quarter, the Jazz were outscored in the final three quarters, including 27-11 in the decisive second quarter. The Jazz had a stretch in the second where they were outscored 17-2 by the Nuggets, a hole too deep to get out of.

The Jazz shot a dismal 37 percent from the field and just 4-23 from deep. The Jazz also committed 18 turnovers, compared to 12 by the Nuggets.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz in scoring with 15 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. Derrick Favors chipped in with 10 points, 11 boards and five blocks.

Denver's Corey Brewer had a game-high 20 points.

The loss drops the Jazz to 2-4 on the season and is the team's fourth consecutive road loss.

The Jazz travel back to Salt Lake City to play the Phoenix Suns, Saturday at 7 p.m.

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