Gordon Hayward and Raja Bell received postgame adulation Saturday night for their contributions in the Utah Jazz's first road win of the season. And deservedly so. Bell's stifling late-game defense prevented Monta Ellis from adding game hero to his high-scorer status, while Hayward topped the team with 18 points and hit the game-winning free throw (giving him a pass on a missed second freebie). Considering his pregame talk, it was almost as if Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin had special prescient powers. Corbin's postgame comments didn't include a "told you so" quote, but they could have.
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The Deseret News | Jan 9