Gordon Hayward

Hayward helps Jazz hold off LeBron, beat Cavs 100-92

Even if Gordon Hayward isn't concerned with his All-Star candidacy, he put a signature performance on his resume in a huge win for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

Hayward went blow for blow with LeBron James in the second half to help Utah beat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92.

Hayward scored 28 points and went back and forth with the four-time MVP during a decisive third quarter. James brought the Cavs back from a 15-point halftime deficit before Hayward drove the lead back to 14.

"His level being so high consistently is what's separating him right now," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "He had big games last year at various times last...