Benny Sieu, AP
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker (7) and Michael Beasley (9) in the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Benny Sieu)

MILWAUKEE — After a prolonged break from the regular, the Utah Jazz came back from the All-Star break with a strong outing right out of the gate in their 109-95 dismantling of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Jazz opened the game outscoring the Bucks 36-27 in the first quarter and held on for the win.

Five Jazz players finished in double figure scoring, led by Gordon Hayward with 29 points. Rudy Gobert put a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 33 points.


• The Jazz shot 50 percent from the field in the win.

• Utah dominated Milwaukee in the paint, outscoring the Bucks 52-34 down low.

• In his return from injury, Rodney Hood managed just three points on 1-of-9 shooting.

Records: Jazz (36-22), Bucks (25-30)


Jazz:Hayward scored 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting.

Bucks:Anteokounmpo was 10-of-16 with 33 points.

Up next

Jazz: at Wizards, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Bucks: vs. Suns, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.