This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Derrick Favors scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Friday night, leading the Utah Jazz to a 102-99 victory over Philadelphia in their home opener at Energy Solutions Arena.

Gordon Hayward's 15-foot jumper with 30.2 seconds left gave the Jazz a 101-97 lead and Utah held on for its first victory of the season.

The Jazz played without center Al Jefferson, who was scratched before tipoff because of an inflamed right ankle.

The First: Sixers 29, Jazz 22

The Jazz open with more defensive energy than they exhibited in a 117-100 loss at Denver on Wednesday night. Still, Elton Brand scores seven quick points and the Sixers close on a 12-4 run.

The Second: Jazz 53, Sixers 51

Philadelphia builds a 13-point lead but, behind the aggressive play of Devin Harris, Paul Millsap and Gordon Hayward, the Jazz rally. Harris earns six trips to the foul line in the final four minutes.

The Third: Sixers 73, Jazz 71

Hayward's jump shot and Millsap's free throw give Utah a 56-51 lead. But the 76ers convert four of their next five possessions during a 9-0 run, preventing the Jazz from building more momentum.

The fourth: Jazz 102, Sixers 99

Earl Watson scores five points during a 14-4 run that gives the Jazz their biggest lead in any game this season, 85-77. Utah struggles mightily offensively down the stretch but never trails again.

Follow the in-game live chat at sltrib.com/sports

Twitter: @tribjazz, @sluhm

Jazz-Philadelphia matchup box

Jazz-Philadelphia preview box

comments powered by Disqus