Jefferson Leads Jazz Comeback Win Over Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Jefferson had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 103-95 Wednesday night, winning their fourth straight on the road.

Andre Kirilenko missed his first game of the season because of a lower back strain and reserve C.J. Miles also sat out because of flulike symptoms, leaving the Jazz vulnerable at small forward.

Utah rookie Gordon Hayward made his fifth start of the season in Kirilenko’s spot, and had 17 points and six rebounds.

Mehmet Okur, playing his second game of the season after missing the first 30 while rehabbing from a torn left Achilles’ tendon, scored 13 points in 17 minutes.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Eric Gordon added 19 points.

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