Great quote from Gordon Hayward, who admitted to being sore after a physical battle trying to guard Melo: “He’s a hassle down there.”
Hayward, grinning: "We’re going to have to be able to get a stop when we’re up 3 sometime or another so we don’t have to hit game-winners.”
Gordon Hayward (33 points) had to battle a cold and Carmelo Anthony (46 points) tonight at The Garden. Hayward: "I'm sore."
So Gordon Hayward and Carmelo Anthony had a good ole fashioned shootout?
Gordon Hayward 33 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assist on 11 of 18 shooting. Take Notice NBA !!!!! G-Time has grown up
Trey Burke just hit a 2 at the buzzer that won the game 102-100 for Utah. Knicks have lost 7 straight. Gordon Hayward had 33.
Melo went right at Favors for a quick bucket. Knicks foul & Hayward hits a pair of FTs. Jazz back up 3.
Been transfixed by Hayward's hair all game.
Gordon Hayward FTs with 16.2 left: make, make. Jazz lead Knicks 100-97.
Carmelo Anthony has 43 points. Gordon Hayward has 31.
Someone ask Gordon Hayward how he's feeling tomorrow. Getting all of Melo & his head fakes in the post down the stretch. Letting it all out.
Hayward & Anthony going head-to-head down the stretch. After a Hayward step-back, Melo's free throws have the Knicks down one w/ 24.1 left.
Melo posts up Hayward, who fouls Anthony with 24.3 to go. This duel is highly entertaining.
Nice battle between Anthony (39) and Hayward (31) tonight, who both have their season highs. Jazz up 96-93 with a half-minute to go.
Hayward's got a season-high 31 pts tonight, too.
Mean baseline drive by Melo, followed by a bold step-back by Hayward. Jazz up 3 w/ :31.4 left.
Gordon Hayward is playing like an All-Star.
Melo just got past Hayward for a dunk. Hayward responds with a jumper. Jazz lead 96-93 with 31.4 seconds left.
Jazz up 94-89 with 2:10 left in regulation. Another big night for Hayward: 29 pts, 6 ast, 4 stl, 3 reb. Now can the Jazz make good on it?
Really awesome to watch the growth of Gordon Hayward into an NBA star. What a great experience for Jazz fans who have seen him develop
Watch Melo-Hayward. This matchup is heating up.
Gordon Hayward is taking over this fourth quarter.
Hayward's eye/vision good enough that he just hit a pair of FTs.
Oh, man. Just saw the replay of the Hayward bucket. Got smacked pretty hard in the right eye. Maybe a fortunate timeout by the Knicks after.
Jazz regain lead at 83-81 on a Gordon Hayward drive. 5:33 remaining.
End of 3: Jazz 75, Knicks 72. Melo leads all scorers with 29. For the Jazz, Hayward has 20 and Favors has 14. No one else in double figures.
This is a pretty entertaining matchup between Gordon Hayward Carmelo Anthony. Wonder if we'll see it again here during All-Star Weekend.
For some weird reason, Gordon Hayward didn't like getting called for a foul after Carmelo Anthony led with his elbow.
Melo's defensive effort on that Hayward jumper was ... uninspiring.
End of 2: Jazz up 48-47 despite 14 first-half turnovers. Hayward has 14 pts, 4 reb & 2 ast.
Two consecutive steals. Two fastbreaks. Two bad passes (from Joe Ingles and Gordon Hayward) to Dante Exum.
End of 1: Jazz 31, Knicks 23. Hayward leads Utah w/ 7. Anthony has 9 for the Knicks.
Aerodynamic Gordon Hayward just blew by Carmelo Anthony for a bucket while getting fouled. He missed the free throw but followed with a 3.
Hayward inbounds to Trey Burke who tries to bank in a contested 3 from the right angle. No good! Jazz fall 100-97 in Atlanta.
Hayward was 35-of-36 on free throws before tonight, but somehow he's missed all three of his attempts so far.
Jazz with a 7-0 run to start the third. There's a reason for this: Gordon Hayward is now back on the floor
Gordon Hayward returns. Gordon Hayward hits a 3, gets a steal and dunks.
Probably not ideal to go under a screen on Gordon Hayward