SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored 24 points and the Utah Jazz bullied the New York Knicks from start to finish in a 106-85 victory Wednesday night.
Hayward was aggressive from the opening tip and shot 9 for 14 from the field, including four 3-pointers, to go along with four rebounds and five assists.
The Jazz led 70-37 early in the third quarter for their largest lead in any game this season.
Hayward and Derrick Favors combined to score 15 of Utah's first 18 points as the Jazz sprinted out to an 18-4 lead. The game was never competitive afterward.
Favors finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony never found a groove, scoring 12 points...