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Trey Burke added 17 points, Gordon Hayward chipped in 15 and Enes Kanter finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz (10-20). Tony Wroten scored 20 points and Robert Covington added 17 for the Sixers (4-25), who could not overcome a sluggish offensive performance before halftime.
The Jazz limited the Sixers to just 12-of-40 shooting (30 percent) from the field before halftime. Michael Carter-Williams particularly struggled, shooting just 1 of 13 in the first two quarters. He finished the game just 2 of 20
Favors helped Utah get off to a quick start. He blocked three shots in the first 5 minutes and added three baskets, culminating in a dunk that gave the Jazz a 12-5 lead. Utah pushed its advantage to 23-10 late in the first quarter when Hayward made a pair of baskets and a pair of free throws on three straight possessions.
It didn't get much better for the 76ers during the second quarter. Philadelphia cut its deficit to 32-25 after Wroten drove for a short jumper and then, on the ensuing possession, stole the ball and fed it to Henry Sims for a quick basket.
The Jazz regained a double-digit lead, going up 40-28 when Favors stole the ball and fed Burke for a basket and then followed with a dunk on Utah's next possession.
After taking a 44-32 halftime lead, the Jazz let it slip away during a sluggish third quarter start. Utah missed 11 straight shots to open the period. The Sixers wasted no time taking advantage of the prolonged drought - opening the half with a 15-2 spurt.
Covington fueled the run with a pair of 3-pointers and then Wroten tied the game with a driving layup. The Sixers finally took a 47-46 lead on a free throw from Jerami Grant with 6:21 left in the quarter.
Utah trailed only briefly. The Jazz scored six unanswered points to go back in front 53-47.
Philadelphia cut it to 60-59 on a basket from JaKarr Sampson early in the fourth quarter. The Jazz kept the Sixers at arm's length. Burke converted a 3-point play a minute later to keep Utah from falling behind.
Utah did not finally start to pull away until Favors converted a three-point play and drove for a dunk to push the Jazz lead to 74-66 with 4:52 remaining. That touched off an 18-3 run to seal it.
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