Jazz fans greet Gordon Hayward with heavy boos during return to Utah

Annette Crawford
November 10, 2018

Gordon Hayward did not receive a warm reception from Jazz fans Friday.

"Our team has not been able to handle successes during games at times", Snyder said. Crowder had 20, and Gobert finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

"We all have picked it up, picked up our energy defensively, picked our focus up", Mitchell said.

Boston would again get within four late in the fourth, but Utah always found a way to hold them off despite 22 points and six rebounds from Rozier and a 21-point, five-steal, four-assist performance from Jayson Taytum. They should be back where they belong in no time, which is being one of the top teams in the Western Conference. "I thought we actually did an OK job on the initial drives in isolation, but we didn't get rebounds in a lot of cases".

The Jazz led by as many as 20 in the third quarter, but Boston continued to fight, trimming the deficit to 100-96 after a 16-7 run to start the fourth quarter capped by a three from Terry Rozier at 7:48.

Ingles did most of his damage in a scintillating first half, scoring 20 points on an astounding 8-of-9 from the field with four made threes as he became the fourth Australian-born National Basketball Association player to score 20 points in a first half.


Mitchell asserted himself from there, taking three shots and scoring four points in the final 42 seconds of the third quarter, although he was just 5-for-14 from the field and 1-for-6 from 3-point range. "It was good to see just the people walking in, see some of the people around the arena, the staff over there and some of the players". You can imagine he knew what that would mean. "I'll leave it at that".

Celtics: Smart set a season high with 10 assists, one shy of his career high.

To be fair to Gordon Hayward, he's still working his way into game shape after missing 81 contests in 2017-18. Boston had 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers.

Jazz: Ingles made five 3s, moving him ahead of Deron Williams (511) on Utah's career list.

"It was fun", said Hayward, who ended with 13 points and seven assists on 3-for-9 shooting in 25 minutes. Utah finished with a 45-28 advantage on the boards. The Jazz finished with 50 points in the paint.

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