LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the slumping Clippers 102-91 Wednesday night, snapping a 13-game skid against Los Angeles.
Derrick Favors added 22 points, Rodney Hood 13, and Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz topped 100 points for just the second time this season while ending a two-game losing streak.
Blake Griffin had 40 points — two off his career high — and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who fell to 7-8 with their seventh loss in eight games. They had not been beaten by the Jazz since Jan. 17, 2012, their longest winning streak against any opponent in franchise history.
Chris Paul added 24 points and eight assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 11 rebounds.
Leading by five, the Jazz opened the fourth on an 18-7 run to stretch their lead to 91-75. Hayward and Gobert combined to score the team’s first 16 points before Favors capped the spurt with a basket.
Raul Neto finished with 10 points and six assists.
The Clippers missed shots while the Jazz scored nearly every time down the floor in the fourth. Starters Jordan, Wesley Johnson and J.J. Redick were all held to single digits. Redick made his first and only field goal of the game on a 3-pointer during Utah’s decisive run.
Utah twice led by nine in the third, both times during a 16-4 run that gave them a 64-55 lead. Neto scored seven points and Favors added four. Neto and Favors had 10 points apiece in the period.
Los Angeles cut its deficit to 73-68 on a jumper by Griffin going into the fourth. He scored 13 in the quarter.
Neither team led by more than six points in the first half, when it was tied 45-all at the break. Griffin and Hayward were their teams’ only double-figure scorers.
Jazz: G Trey Burke left near the end of the first quarter with back spasms and didn’t return. … The Jazz outscored the Clippers 17-1 on second-chance points in the first half. … The Jazz got to .500 on the road at 5-5.
Clippers: Johnson made his second straight start. … Redick and Johnson were scoreless in the first half. Redick finished with three points, Johnson never scored and Jordan had eight points.
Jazz: Host New Orleans on Saturday to open first four-game homestand of season.
Clippers: Host New Orleans on Friday in second of six-game homestand.
(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)