|Date of game: 1/5/2015
Recap: Utah vs. Indiana
Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Roy Hibbert had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Utah Jazz 105-101 on Monday night.
Luis Scola netted 16 points off the bench and Rodney Stuckey added 13 for the Pacers, who have won three of their last four games.
"We came out of the gates strong, played a strong basketball game," Indiana coach Frank Vogel said.
Derrick Favors posted 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Gordon Hayward tallied 24 points and seven boards for Utah, which has dropped two of its last three games.
"For the most part I think we played extremely hard, we just seemed to miss a lot of shots," Hayward said.
Utah erased a 19-point first half deficit and trailed 101-100 after Favors capped a 13-4 Utah run with a pair of free throws with 9.5 seconds remaining.
C.J. Miles sunk a pair of foul shots at the other end and Hayward split two bonus shots after he was fouled along the right baseline with 5.7 ticks on the clock. Solomon Hill hit two free throws to seal the outcome with 4.8 seconds left.
Earlier, after Favors' reverse cut Utah's deficit to 15-12 at the 5:04 mark of the opening frame, the Pacers closed the quarter on a 16-4 run to seize control.
Miles, who had eight points and a pair of 3-pointers during the surge, knocked down a triple in the waning seconds of the period to stake the Pacers to a 31-16 advantage.
Indiana led 53-39 at the break and 74-62 heading into the fourth.Game Notes
The Pacers have won four consecutive meetings against the Jazz ... Indiana was
28-of-30 from the foul line ... Miles finished with 13 points and six rebounds
... Utah held a 41-35 rebounding and 48-30 points in the paint advantage ...
Utah was just 4-of-23 from beyond the arc.