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Utah Jazz recap: Utah falls to Denver Nuggets 113-96, snaps 5 game winning streak

Published: Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT

Utah's Al Jefferson spins around Denver's Kosta Koufos as the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. Denver beat the Jazz 113-96. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah's Al Jefferson spins around Denver's Kosta Koufos as the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. Denver beat the Jazz 113-96. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Despite trailing by only five points at halftime, the Denver was too much for the Jazz in the second half. The Nuggets beat Utah 113-96 Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena to end the Jazz's five game winning streak.

The high-energy Nuggets out-rebounded Utah 42-33 leading to 19 fast-break points. Denver also sent away eight shots, two each coming from backup center JaVale McGee and small forward Kenneth Faried.

Utah continued to pass the ball well and play as a team finishing with 25 assists. Mo Williams tallied seven of those, but struggled to score finishing with a mere four points. Gordon Hayward had the hot hand for the Jazz, scoring 18 points and going 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Unfortunately for the Jazz, Hayward got in early foul trouble and had to sit out for much of the second quarter.

Danilo Gallinari and Faried were the high scorers on the Nuggets side, finishing with 21 and 19 points respectively.

Utah's Head Coach Tyrone Corbin argues with a referee as the Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. Denver beat the Jazz 113-96. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah's Head Coach Tyrone Corbin argues with a referee as the Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. Denver beat the Jazz 113-96. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

With the loss, the Jazz fell half a game behind the L.A. Lakers and out of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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