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Favors scores 23 as Jazz beat Celtics 111-93

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 111-93 on Friday night.

Utah, which snapped a two-game skid, pulled away midway through the third quarter with a 10-0 stretch to take a 79-62 lead. Trevor Booker's fast-break dunk and Favors' layup in traffic capped the run.

Gordon Hayward finished with 22 points for the Jazz, while Rudy Gobert had 11 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

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The Celtics shot poorly all night and finished at 37 percent from the field. Their last lead came at 10-9 early in the first quarter.

Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and six assists fresh off his All-Star appearance. Jae Crowder chipped in 17 points and Avery Bradley had 12. Jared Sullinger was just short of a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.