Gordon Hayward shows way as Jazz turn back Kings
Utah forward Gordon Hayward goes 9 for 19 in 32 minutes of play. AP

GORDON Hayward continued his fine play, scoring 26 to lead the Utah Jazz to a 104-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday in Salt Lake City (Sunday, Manila time).

Hayward scored 20 or more for the 10th straight game, and the Jazz bounced back from a loss to the powerhouse Golden State Warriors.

Rudy Gobert scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds as the Jazz notched their 15th win in 25 games.

Trey Lyles added 14 points and Joe Ingles chipped in with 11 for Utah.

DeMarcus Cousins came up with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Rudy Gay led the Kings in scoring with 20 points.

Sacramento absorbed its 15th loss in 23 outings.

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