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Jazz beat Celtics 123-115 in Hayward's return to Utah

Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss.

Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on Friday night in Hayward's return to Salt Lake City.

Hayward had 13 points and seven assists in 25 minutes during his first game back in Utah since leaving the Jazz as a free agent to sign with the Celtics after the 2016-17 season. He broke his left ankle in Boston's opener last season.

The star forward spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Jazz after they drafted him ninth overall in 2010. He...