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.
Jazz: at Wizards, Sunday, 3 p.m.
Bucks: vs. Suns, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.