The return of Gordon Hayward to Utah was not a winner. In an intense and very committed encounter, the Jazz won against the Boston Celtics threatening (123-115).
On this occasion, Gordon Hayward made a good return at the Vivent Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The Utah party in the summer of 2017, but deprived of this poster last year after its great injury at the opening of the season, Hayward received some whistles and good offspring from the warming positions. After that, the angle of 28 years (13 points, 7 assists) was not one of the main actors at night. This paper is mainly for Joe English. The Australian was the detonator of Utah. While Jazz led 48-46 two minutes of rest, English sent three consecutive baskets in a minute and sixteen seconds. Imitated seven seconds from the mermaid by Jae Crowder, he allowed Utah to return to the locker room with seven points ahead (58-51).
In reboot, Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors took the lead with five straight points each to push the space to +13 (68-55). It will end at 20 points in minute 30 (83-63) in a takeoff of Jae Crowder, against his former teammates, well served by Inevitable English (7 assists and 27 points in total). Able to raise 22 points at the end of the Phoenix Suns (for a win over overtime), the Celtics tried to catch up, despite the absence of Kyrie Irving (released to attend his grandfather's funeral).
The game was then stretched, giving rise to some skirmishes and supportive faults, but without going too far (the appearances between opponents at the end of the game demonstrated). Under the leadership of Terry Rozier (regular instead of Irving and author of 21 points) and Jayson Tatum (22 points), Boston returned to sail for several minutes in four small points of the Jazz (111-107, 46). A basket of Gobert (twice his credit) gave a bit of air to the Jazz (113-107, 47). So it's a three-point basket by Jae Crowder who finally got Utah's win 28 seconds in a fusion room, happy to see a second consecutive victory for his team that lost his first four games at home. This success allows especially the men of Quin Snyder to find the balance (6 wins 6 losses) after a slow start of the season. For the Celtics, this is the third defeat in four games of their tour at the Western Conference before a final at the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday.