With Utah Jazz starting center Al Jefferson away attending to the funeral of his grandmother, the spotlight on Saturday focused on young Derrick Favors.

Moments before the game against visiting Golden State, Utah coach Ty Corbin expressed a wish that Favors would cherish this rare opportunity as a starter.

The 20-year-old did that and more. In a career effort, Favors scored 23 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and helped the Jazz (22-22) dominate the glass in a 99-92 overtime victory in EnergySolutions Arena.

Favors' three-point play tied the game near the end of regulation. Then the 6-foot-10 post scored the first two baskets of overtime to spark a 6-0 Utah run.

"He's been waiting for the opportunity," Utah guard Devin Harris said. "He's been poised and playing well. The last game he really stepped it up defensively, blocking shots.