SALT LAKE CITY -- Al Jefferson scored 24 points to lead seven Utah Jazz players in double figures in a 115-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Jefferson scored five points in a game-changing 8-0 run in the third quarter to help the Jazz pull away from the Warriors for their third win in a row.
Golden State dropped its sixth straight game despite a game-high 29-point scoring effort from Stephen Curry.
Utah improved to 31-24 with the victory and pulled into a virtual tie for the sixth spot in the Western Conference playoff race with slumping Golden State (31-23).
Gordon Hayward received a warm welcome from the Jazz crowd of 18,231 when he entered the game at the 4:35 mark of the first quarter after sitting out the past 10 games. Utah's sixth man hadn't played since spraining his right shoulder in an overtime win against Indiana on Jan. 26.
Hayward quickly inserted himself into the action, swatting a shot and making a dunk. He airballed his first 3-point attempt but then hit two from beyond the arc.
Hayward finished with 17 points, four assists and two blocked shots.
Paul Millsap added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who don't play again until a road game Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Other Jazz players in double-figures scoring included Randy Foye (15 points), Derrick Favors (14 points), Alec Burks (13 points) and Marvin Williams (11 points).
The Warriors shot 47 percent but were outscored in all four quarters and never took a lead.
The Jazz made half of their shots (39 of 78) and built as big as a 17-point lead.
Curry scored 18 first-half points to keep the Warriors within striking distance. The sharpshooter's 3-pointer early in the third quarter cut Utah's lead to 66-65, but the Jazz responded with a Jefferson bucket, a Foye 3-pointer and a Jefferson three-point play to re-establish a nine-point lead.
Jarrett Jack scored 19 points with nine assists, David Lee contributed 18 points and nine rebounds and Klay Thompson added 15 points and seven boards for the Warriors, who picked up a 94-83 win in Utah on Dec. 26.
Golden State returns home to host Phoenix on Wednesday night.
NOTES: A day after getting arrested in North Carolina for allegedly not paying state income taxes from 2009-11, Jazz assistant coach Sidney Lowe avoided media contact Tuesday in Utah. ... The Jazz organization did not make a statement on Lowe's legal issues, which include three misdemeanor charges, calling it a "personal matter." Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin grumbled at reporters for asking multiple questions before Tuesday's game. "It's a personal situation he's dealing with. We support him wholeheartedly," Corbin said. "He understands. He's taking responsibility for where he is in it, and we'll support him and he'll move on." Corbin said Lowe's coaching responsibilities will remain "absolutely the same." ... Corbin lauded Jazz players for the way they've handled trade rumors. He pointed out free-agents-to-be Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, whose names have popped up several times in trade whispers leading up to Thursday's deadline. "I love everybody on this team. I love what these guys bring. I love how they've stayed focused and try and get better from where we are now," Corbin said. "We understand the business. There are opportunities that you have to take advantage of if they present themselves, but the guys have been tremendous." ... Utah connections: Warriors coach Mark Jackson was John Stockton's backup in the Hall of Fame point guard's final season with the Jazz in 2002-03, and Golden State center Andrew Bogut was an All-American for the University of Utah in 2005.