Jan 8, 2014, 10:05 AM EST
It isn’t often that a player on one team drops 48 points, and (a) his team loses, and then (b) you can honestly say an opposing player finished with a better game.
But that’s how things shook out in Utah on Monday, where the Jazz got a win over the Thunder.
Kevin Durant was indeed a monster, pouring in 48 points on 34 shots. But Gordon Hayward was even more impressive, scoring a career-high 37 points on 13-of-16 shooting, to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Hayward scored 17 of his points during a brilliant fourth quarter performance, while Durant finished the final period 0-for-6 from the field, and the Jazz came away with the 112-101 victory over one of the league’s top teams.
- LeBron James: “We’re a very fragile team right now” 32
- Dwight Howard out vs. Mavericks Saturday, no timetable for his return 2
- If Derrick Rose not ready to return by Monday Bulls may add point guard to roster 12
- Another day, another Bulls injury: Taj Gibson out with sprained ankle 11
- Report: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook could return to Thunder lineup next week 11
- Kobe Bryant says he took large enough discount for Lakers to contend 55
- Report: Jeff Taylor won’t appeal 24-game suspension 2
- Timberwolves’ Kevin Martin out indefinitely after scoring 31 points with fractured wrist 8