SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second quarter to leave the floor deadlocked with the Golden State Warriors, 55-55, at halftime of Friday night's game at EnergySolutions Arena.
Utah (28-27) trailed 43-30 with 7:12 remaining in the second period before Al Jefferson, Devin Harris and Gordon Hayward fueled a 25-10 run that gave the Jazz a 55-53 lead with 26.5 seconds remaining in the first half. Golden State's David Lee tipped in a teammate's shot that fell short with three seconds left to send the two teams off the floor tied at 55 at halftime.
Jefferson scored 19 first-half points and had five rebounds and four blocked shots for the Jazz. Harris had 15 points and Hayward scored all seven of his first-half points in the final 6 1/2 minutes of the second quarter. Alec Burks added six points in nine minutes off the bench.
For Golden State (21-32), Lee had 15 points and nine rebounds, while Jeremy Tyler added 10 points and Charles Jenkins scored eight.