Earlier today, Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin called tonight's showdown with Houston Rockets a "huge game."

His team played like it.

Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 29 points with a team-best six assists and Paul Millsap added 19 to lead the shorthanded Jazz to a 103-91 win over the Rockets at Toyota Center.

After a bit of a slow start — falling behind by six early on — the Jazz played with extra oomph and hustle while using a 12-2 spurt to gain control of momentum and tempo in the first half.