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Nick Wass, AP
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, of Poland, and guard John Wall, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Washington. The Jazz won 102-92. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A balanced scoring night from their starters lifted the Utah Jazz to an important road win, 102-92 over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon.

All five Jazz starters scored in double-figures in the second game of a three-game road trip, and with the win improved to 17-11 on the road this season. Gordon Hayward paced the effort with 30 points, while George Hill added 21 and hit five 3-pointers. Rudy Gobert (15), Rodney Hood (11) and Derrick Favors (10) also scored in double-figures.

Utah built a 24-point lead in the third quarter and led by 18 with 6:58 to play before the Wizards, the Eastern Conference's third-place team, began to chip away at the lead and made it 95-89 on two Bojan Bogdanovic free throws with two minutes to play. Hayward answered with a 3-pointer, then a long jumper off a Hood steal to make it an 11-point game, though, and the Jazz hung on from there.


• The Jazz ended the first half on a 15-6 run to lead by 10 at the break. Hayward had 11 points in that stretch, including a pair of 3-pointers.

• Utah dominated the boards, outrebounding Washington 52-27, and had 11 blocked shots to one for the Wizards. It helped counteract the Jazz's 24 turnovers, to 15 for Washington.

• The Wizards entered the game with the third-best home record in the NBA, dropping to 24-8 on the year at Verizon Center with the loss.

Records: Jazz 37-22, 4th place, Western Conference; Wizards 34-23, 3rd place, Eastern Conference


Jazz: Gobert had a double-double with 15 points and 20 rebounds and added four blocked shots and three assists.

Wizards: John Wall had 23 points, 11 assists, three rebounds and four steals.

Up next

Jazz: at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, 6 p.m. MST

Wizards: vs. Golden State, Tuesday, 5 p.m.