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    George Hill hits five of Jazz's 13 triples in big victory over skidding Hornets

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    Feb 5, 2017
    Indiana guard George Hill goes 8 for 11, including 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. AP

    GORDON Hayward scored 33 points, George Hill was hot from deep for 25 and the Utah Jazz staged a fourth quarter comeback in a 105-98 victory against the slumping Charlotte Hornets who fell to their seventh straight loss on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) in Salt Lake City.

    The Hornets were up 96-91 before the Hayward’s jumper sparked a 13-0 to make it 106-94 with 42 seconds left in the game.

    A floater from Joe Johnson gave Utah its first lead in the fourth quarter, 98-96 with 2:21 left as the Jazz climbed back from 10 points down.

    Utah led 52-44 at the half behind Gordon Hayward’s 15 points before consecutive 3-pointers by Kemba Walker and Marvin Williams rallied the Hornets who went on to outscore the Jazz 38-21 to gain a 82-73 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

    Hayward, who scored 18 points in the second half, was 13 of 20 from the field and also grabbed 8 rebounds and handed out two assists.

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    Hill went 5 for 8 from beyond the arc while Joe Johnson added sank 4 triples and added 18 points off the bench for the who Jazz (32-19) have won 8 of their last 10 games as it tries to dislodge the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the Western Conference.

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    Walker finished with 18 points for the Hornets. Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

    Charlotte (23-28) has lost 8 of its last 10 games as it battles the Detroit Pistons for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.

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    Indiana guard George Hill goes 8 for 11, including 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. AP
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