Jazz 107, 76ers 91

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

SALT LAKE CITY -- Randy Foye led seven Utah Jazz players in double figures with 17 points in a 107-91 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Gordon Hayward hit two of his 3-pointers early in the game as the Jazz jumped out to a 10-0 lead that set the tone for a one-sided affair.
Utah went on to string together three double-digit runs in the first half and then cruised to snap a four-game losing streak.
Dorell Wright scored 19 points and Spencer Hawes and Arnett Moultrie each contributed 14 for the Sixers, who looked sluggish a night after a 117-103 blowout win Sunday in Sacramento.
The loss gave Philadelphia (27-43) a 1-3 record on its four-game Western Conference road trip.
Utah played like it was the more desperate team. The Jazz (35-36) needed a victory to keep pace with the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers, who took a 36-34 record and a two-game lead into their late game at Golden State.
It was only the fourth wire-to-wire victory this season for the Jazz. They hadn't led for an entire game since defeating Golden State 115-101 at home on Feb. 19.
Monday's game began a stretch of eight of the final 12 games at home for the Jazz, who went 0-3 on a Texas road trip that ended with a 113-108 loss in Dallas on Sunday.
After the rough start, Philadelphia rallied to within two points of the Jazz early in the second quarter. The Jazz regained control with an 11-0 run that featured back-to-back dunks by backup big men Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
Utah then went on a 13-0 spurt before halftime, taking a 58-42 lead into the locker room.
The Sixers never got closer than 14 in the second half and trailed by as many as 22 points.
All five Jazz starters scored at least nine points. Foye led the way thanks to his 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Hayward scored 15 points, Al Jefferson totaled 12 points and nine rebounds, Paul Millsap added 11 points and Mo Williams chipped in with nine points and five assists.
Favors had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. He had three of the Jazz's 10 blocked shots. Kanter and Alec Burks each scored 12 points.
The Jazz shot 48.8 percent from the field and held road-weary Philly to 38.6 percent. Utah held a 46-38 rebounding advantage and dominated inside, outscoring the Sixers 50-38 in the paint.
NOTES: Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin admitted that having eight impending free agents has affected the play of his team, which had lost 11 of 14 before Monday. "Everybody keeps mentioning it. We tried to get the guys, as much as they could, to not worry about it as much, but it's been there," he said. "It may have affected us some." The former NBA player said it's hard because players are sometimes either "trying too hard and trying not to get hurt" while keeping the focus on themselves instead of the team. But, he added, "To these guys' credit, I think for the most part all year long they've been focused on trying to control what they can control and that's how they're playing right now." ... Philly had beaten the Jazz two times in a row before Monday for the first time since a four-game winning streak in 1987-88. That's also the last time the Sixers had swept Utah in a season series. ... Before Monday, Philadelphia's last win in Utah was on Jan. 5, 2005.

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