Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Houston guard James Harden led all scorers with 42 points, but forward Gordon Hayward and the Jazz spoiled his big night with an important 117-114 overtime victory over the Rockets.Power forward Derrick Favors contributed 19 points and 12 rebounds for Utah.Utah also received key contributions from shooting guard Rodney Hood (18 points, including a pair of timely 3-pointers late in regulation and overtime), point guard Shelvin Mack (17 points in his first Jazz start) and backup point guard Trey Burke (15 points off the bench).Harden hit 16 of 30 shots, but the Rockets couldn't take the lead in overtime after extending the game with a nice comeback late in the fourth quarter.Houston stayed in the game despite being outshot by the Jazz 51.4 percent to 41.4 percent. The Jazz committed 22 turnovers, leading to 29 points for the Rockets.The Jazz led for most of the overtime session but couldn't quite shake the Rockets. The Rockets kept chipping away and seized a 101-100 lead after a 3-pointer by Ariza and free throws from Harden.
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