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Utah Jazz top New Orleans Hornets, earn third road win of season

Published: Monday, June 29 2015 10:23 p.m. MDT

New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) battles for a rebound with Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and center Enes Kanter (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert, AP) New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) battles for a rebound with Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and center Enes Kanter (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert, AP)

Al Jefferson scored 19 points and three teammates also finished in double figures as the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets, 96-84.

It was just the third road win of the season for the Jazz, who have played 10 of their first 16 games away from Salt Lake City.

The Hornets led for much of the first quarter, but the Jazz began the second with a 9-0 run that gave them the lead for good.

Utah pushed its lead to 16 to begin the fourth quarter, and the Hornets got no closer than seven for the rest of the game.

Paul Millsap and Marvin Williams added 16 points each for the Jazz. Robin Lopez and Greivis Vasquez led New Orleans with 18 points apiece.

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