David Zalubowski, AP
Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Trey Lyles defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The road woes for the Utah Jazz continued on Friday as the Jazz fell to the Denver Nuggets 99-91.

The turning point: Denver outscored Utah 38-16 in the third quarter to break the game open.

3 keys:

  • The Nuggets shot 16 free throws while the Jazz shot just six.
  • Utah turned the ball over 17 times compared to Denver's 10 turnovers.
  • The Nuggets' backcourt of Gary Harris and Jamal Murray combined for 39 points.
Jazz almanac: 16-23, lost two.

The hero: Trey Lyles scored a career-high 26 points against his former team.

Next up: at Miami (21-17), Sun, Jan. 5, 1:30 p.m. MT

On deck: at Washington (22-16), Wed, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. MT