Favors leads Jazz past Warriors 99-92

Derrick Favors, starting for Al Jefferson, had career highs with 23 points and 17 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz edge the Golden State Warriors 99-92 in overtime Saturday night.

Jefferson, Utah's leading scorer and rebounder, was attending his grandmother's funeral in Mississippi.

Favors scored four of the first six points in overtime and the Jazz earned their sixth straight home win, and second straight in overtime.

Favors, whose previous scoring high was 20 points before he came to Utah from New Jersey in the trade for Deron Williams last season, made a three-point play and a block in the closing seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime.

Nate Robinson scored 19 points, David Lee had 18 and Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors.

Favors also made 9 of 9 from the free throw line to set another career mark.

Paul Millsap scored 13 points and Gordon Hayward had 12 and the Jazz overcame 41.6 percent shooting with a 65-40 rebounding advantage. The Jazz reached .500 at 22-22.

Richard Jefferson, in his first game since coming to the Warriors, played 38 minutes and had nine points on 2-of-14 shooting.

Robinson made two free throws with 1:31 left in regulation and, after a jumper by Devin Harris, hit a pull-up 3-pointer with 32.4 seconds remaining for an 87-84 lead.

Favors answered with a dunk while getting fouled off a pick-and-roll pass from Harris. His free throw tied the game at 87-87 with 27.8 seconds to go.

Favors blocked Robinson's driving attempt with 7.9 seconds left before Harris' last-second jumper glanced off the rim to force the Jazz into overtime for the second straight game.

The Jazz half-court offense sputtered without Jefferson — the team's first option who will also miss the game against the Lakers on Sunday — until Favors wore down the Warriors with his rebounding tenacity.

Reserve center Enes Kanter had 13 rebounds and the Jazz had 20 offensive rebounds.

Golden State is also transitioning to an offense without Monta Ellis, who averaged 21.9 points per game before his trade to Milwaukee. The Warriors made 14 of 41 shots after halftime and had 25 3-point attempts, making just six.

Golden State's Stephen Curry, who averages 14.7 points and 5.3 assists, did not dress for the fourth straight game because of a sprained right ankle.

Leading 82-80, Golden State's Dorrell Wright stole the ball and was headed for an easy basket at the other end. Hayward hustled from behind and blocked the shot.

The lanky Jazz forward took the ball downcourt and dunked in traffic to tie the game and electrify the crowd.

Notes: The Jazz played in their road green uniforms in honor of St. Patrick's Day. . Robinson's leaning 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer initially counted, but was ruled too late after a video review. ... Jazz starting guard Raja Bell will also sit out with a strained left adductor that has hampered him all season and top reserve Earl Watson is inactive because of his severely sprained ankle.