Hayward sparks Jazz past Magic

Updated: July 6, 2010, 6:39 PM ET
Courtesy OrlandoMagic.com

ORLANDO -- Patrick Ewing Jr. recorded 12 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to help the Magic erase an 11-point halftime deficit, but Orlando couldn't hold off the Utah Jazz down the stretch in its 78-73 defeat on Tuesday at the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League.

Gordon Hayward, the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, led the Jazz with 14 points and drilled a clutch 3-pointer, his lone of the game, with 30.2 seconds remaining in the fourth to put the Jazz ahead by four.

Ewing Jr. shot a blistering 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.

Paul Davis added 13 points, 11 of which came in the third quarter, for the Magic and Donell Taylor contributed 12 points and a team-high six rebounds.

Kosta Koufos, who scored five of the Jazz's first seven points, recorded the only double-double of the game scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 boards.

The Jazz began the game on a 9-1 run and led by as many as 18 points in the first quarter -- shooting 57 percent from the field compared to the Magic's 28 percent.

Orlando, however, outscored the Jazz, 25-17, in the third and cut the lead down to three going into the final frame.

With three minutes left, Ewing Jr. hit a 3-pointer to give the Magic their first lead of the game, 70-69. The Jazz however, scored nine of the final 12 points, including Hayward's four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.

The Magic will try to earn their first victory when they face the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday at 5 p.m., while the Jazz will look to improve to 2-1 when they clash with the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m.

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