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Jazz start homestand with Knicks in town

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:38 PM ( - The Utah Jazz are back in Salt Lake City for the next five games and will host the New York Knicks Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz are scheduled to welcome Houston, Detroit, Charlotte and Washington to town on this homestand and have a 13-16 record as the host.

Utah went 3-1 on its road trip east and recorded a 95-88 victory in Brooklyn Sunday at Barclays Center, where Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors scored 24 and 22 points, respectively, and recorded 16 of Utah's final 17 points.

"I thought we took better of the ball ... I thought Derrick was really good," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said.

Favors is averaging 17.7 points and 8.8 rebounds since the All-Star break.

Dante Exum added 14 points and Rudy Gobert led the way with 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who have won five of six and nine of their last 12 games.

Brooklyn still made 50 percent of its shots, but Utah controlled the boards to the tune of 43-30. Utah has outrebounded every opponent over the previous nine contests.

"Utah did a great job controlling the pace," Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. "We had been scoring a lot of points."

The Jazz are 7-2 since the All-Star break and have limited opponents to an NBA-best 83.6 ppg in that span.

Meanwhile, New York began a five-game western sojourn with Monday's 106-78 beating at the hands of the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

The Knicks and Nuggets were even at 25-25 after the first quarter, and the visitors scored just 53 points over the next three periods. Denver had 66 points in the second and third quarters alone.

Alexey Shved scored a team-high 19 points for the Knicks and Langston Galloway chipped in 14 points for New York, which has dropped four straight and 12 of the last 14 games. It fell to 4-27 away from Madison Square Garden.

"We just couldn't sustain our commitment to playing the game the way you have to play it at this level," New York head coach Derek Fisher said.

Quincy Acy (knee) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (back) missed Monday's game and are questionable against the Jazz.

New York still has the LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns to visit on this jaunt.

Utah edged New York, 102-100, on Nov. 14 at MSG and Trey Burke hit a turnaround jumper at the buzzer. Hayward had 33 points and Favors added 21 in that one, while Carmelo Anthony pumped in 46 points.

The Knicks had won six in a row against the Jazz and will try to push their winning streak in Salt Lake City to three games.