Hood scores 25, Jazz beat Thunder 109-89 to lead division

The Associated Press - December 15, 2016 11:42 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Rodney Hood scored 25 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-89 on Wednesday night to break a tie atop the Northwest Division between the teams.

Utah led from start to finish behind 58.3 percent shooting and showed why it’s one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, holding the Thunder to 36.6 percent from the field.

Gordon Hayward scored 17 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert added 12 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Russell Westbrook paced the Thunder with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists. He shot 7 for 25 from the floor.

Enes Kanter scored 19 for Oklahoma City against his former team.

 

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